Author: Robert Logan

Polling Location, School Placed on Temporary Lockdown

The Idaho Secretary of State’s Elections Operations Center, located in the Idaho State Capitol building, received reports earlier today of a situation involving potential shots fired in the vicinity of Wood River Middle School in Hailey Idaho. The incident has been investigated by local law enforcement, and it has been determined that there were no actual gunshots fired. As of 11:30 am, all temporary lockdowns were lifted at local schools and polling locations.

Voting System Certification Hearing Held on April 14-15, 2022

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney held a certification hearing for ES&S EVS 6.2.0.0 on April 14-15, 2022. EVS 6.2.0.0 includes modifications to the currently certified EVS 5.2.4.0. The upgrades have been certified by the Elections Assistance Commission, through SLI Compliance. Pursuant to Idaho Code §34-2409, the Idaho Secretary of State must certify voting systems before they can be used in Idaho.

Public Meeting Notice: Idaho Code Commission, January 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Mountain) via Microsoft Teams

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Idaho Code Commission will meet at 2:00pm, on January 28, 2022, via Microsoft Teams meeting conducted by the Office of the Secretary of State.

Elections Compliance Specialist

Idaho Secretary of State Pay Range:  $19/hr + (DOE), plus full competitive state benefits Position is open immediately until filled. No relocation packages available. DESCRIPTION Applicant will need to learn the SOS Elections and State Voter Registration systems from the ground up to fully understand the connected systems and processes that are integral to this…

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Idaho Secretary of State Joins NASS in #TrustedInfo2022 Voter Education Effort

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney, ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, joins fellow members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) in the #TrustedInfo2022 education effort to encourage citizens to look to their state and local election officials as the trusted sources of election information.

Idaho Secretary of State Releases New Campaign Finance and Election Results Online Search Tools

Dramatically redefining the previous user experience, The Idaho Secretary of State’s office today unveiled a fully reinvented user experience for searching and dissecting both campaign finance information and historical election results. The new interfaces, dubbed “Sunshine” and “Canvass”, put users at the center of the experience and make deep dives into the data more accessible for all.

Why is Veterans Day November 11th?

Ever wonder why Veterans Day is on the 11th and doesn’t change? The 11th is significant, as the end of World War I was the result of an armistice (an agreement to stop fighting) between Germany and the Allied forces that took effect on the western front of the war, on the 11th month, on the 11th day, at the 11th hour, in 1918.

Public Meeting Notice: Idaho Code Commission, October 27, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Mountain) via Microsoft Teams

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Idaho Code Commission will meet at 3:00 p.m., on October 27, 2021, 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.