Idaho Celebrates National Voter Registration Day 2023 with Proclamation and Voter Registration Drive


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Date: September 18, 2023
Contact: Chelsea Carattini, Communications Director
Phone: (208) 332-2849

(Boise, Idaho) – Tomorrow, September 19th, is National Voter Registration Day. Governor Brad Little signed an official proclamation recognizing the day and encouraging Idahoans to register. To commemorate the day, the Office of the Idaho Secretary of State is partnering with Ada and Canyon County Elections to offer voter registration in front of the Idaho Capitol.

The voter registration drive will be held tomorrow at the front steps of the Capitol, 700 W Jefferson Street in Boise, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Idaho residents can also register online or check/update registration at

“We want Idahoans to be Vote Ready on Election Day. With local elections right around the corner, we want to make sure that you have the resources that you need to vote on the issues and candidates directly impacting the communities in which you live. I want to thank Governor Little for signing a proclamation celebrating this day as we look to surpass 1,000,000 registered voters here in the Gem State in the upcoming weeks and months,” said Idaho Secretary of State, Phil McGrane.

The Governor’s proclamation states, “…I encourage all interested citizens, appropriate media outlets, and civic organizations to participate in this non-partisan voter registration awareness campaign to encourage the maximum participation of qualified voters in Idaho.”

As a nonpartisan unofficial national holiday, National Voter Registration Day is observed annually in September when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote. You can find more information about events and the history behind National Voter Registration Day at


Phil McGrane was elected Idaho’s twenty-eighth Secretary of State and took office on January 2, 2023. McGrane served as elected Clerk of Ada County from 2019-2022. McGrane holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, a juris doctorate, and a Master of Public Administration. As a fourth-generation Idahoan, Phil has dedicated his career to making elections in the state of Idaho accessible, secure and transparent.

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Campaign Finance, Lobbyist Reporting, and Online Voter Tools are expected to be offline from April 9th at 5:00 p.m. MDT, through April 12th at 8:00 a.m. MDT to complete a system upgrade.

Per Idaho Code 67-6607, campaign finance is reported monthly during a campaign’s election year. The deadline for the March report falls on Saturday, April 10th. Due to the interruption caused by this upgrade, political treasurers will be allowed to file the March report until 11:59 p.m. MDT on Monday, April 12th.

While we do our best to ensure compliance with all deadlines in statute, the timing of this release is critical to ensure minimal (or no) impact to the May election cycle. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.