2017/2018 Idaho Blue Book
2017-2018 Blue Book (complete)
Chapter One – Profile
Chapter Two – Federal Government
Chapter Three – Executive Branch
Chapter Four – Legislative Branch
Chapter Five – Judicial Branch
Chapter Six – County Government
Chapter Seven – Elections
Chapter Eight – Education
Chapter Nine – Media
Chapter Ten – Economy
Chapter Eleven – Demographics
Chapter Twelve – Recreation
What is a Blue Book?
The Idaho Blue Book is published biennially in odd-numbered years under the direction of the Secretary of State. It contains constitutional, historical and statistical information about the state of Idaho. It also details the structure of Idaho’s government and includes biographies of elected officials. The book is distributed free to all schools and libraries in the state upon request.
The Blue Book received its name not from the color of its cover but rather by definition of content. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms defines the term Blue Book as “a printed book containing the names of all persons holding office under the Government of the United States. It answers the Red Book of England.” Individual states have taken this concept and expanded it to include a wealth of information about state officials and resources as well as statistical and historical profiles.
The 2019-2020 print edition will be available soon. Please note that the print edition of the Idaho Blue Book is printed in black and white.
To order the Idaho Blue Book, send your request to the address below:
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0080
The cost of the Blue Book is $10.00 (postage and handling included). Please make your remittance payable to the “State of Idaho”.
An order form is provided for your convenience, however, it is not required that you use this form.
We also have a page of payment options.