Author: Robert Logan

Early Voting Ends Friday (November 3rd) for the November 7th Election

Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane would like to remind Idahoans that Early Voting for the November 7th Election in Idaho ends on Friday, November 3rd. Friday is the last opportunity for voters to cast their ballots in person before Election Day.

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline for November 7th Local Elections

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the November 7th Election is this Friday, October 27th. Registered voters can request an absentee ballot at through 5 p.m. on Friday, October 27th. Completed ballots must be returned to county elections offices by mail, in person, or in an official ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Upcoming November 7th Local Election in 43 of 44 Idaho Counties

Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane would like to remind Idahoans of the upcoming local election on November 7th in 43 of 44 Idaho counties. The election will include races for mayor and city council in many cities in Idaho, school district trustees, and other local taxing district races.

Online Voter Registration Deadline Friday

The deadline to register to vote online at is this Friday, October 13 at 11:59 p.m. before the November 7th election. Voters can register or update their registration online or by visiting their county elections office. After Friday, voters may only register at early voting or on Election Day at the time of voting.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit over Idaho’s New Voter Registration Laws

On Monday, Fourth Judicial District Judge Samuel Hoagland dismissed with prejudice the lawsuit challenging Idaho’s new voter registration requirements brought forward by Babe Vote and the League of Women Voters of Idaho.

Secretary McGrane to Present at Government Transparency Workshop

Secretary Phil McGrane will present on campaign finance and lobbying for the second session of the Government Transparency workshop series sponsored by Idahoans for Openness in Government (IDOG), scheduled for September 27th.

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

September 19th, is National Voter Registration Day. Governor Brad Little signed an official proclamation recognizing the day and encouraging Idahoans to register.

Public Meeting Notice: Idaho Code Commission, September 1, 2023 at 10:00 am (Mountain) via Microsoft Teams

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Idaho Code Commission will meet at 10:00am, on September 1, 2023, via Microsoft Teams meeting conducted by the Office of the Secretary of State.

System Upgrade In Progress

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.