Elections, Campaign Disclosure and Lobbyists

Ben Ysursa, Secretary of State

On The General Election Ballot In 2012

U.S. President
seat currently held by President Obama

U.S. House of Representatives
seats currently held by Representative Raúl Labrador and Representative Mike Simpson

Idaho Legislature
all seats in the House (70) and Senate (35)

Constitutional Amendments passed by the Legislature and Referenda Propositions.

No statewide initiatives qualified for ballot status.

Here are links to the Constitutional Amendment and Referenda questions as they will appear on the ballot.

County offices on the ballot will include County Commissioner District 1 (2 year term), County Commissioner District 3 (4 year term), County Sheriff, County Prosecuting Attorney, and Magistrate Judges. Other offices and issues (if any) will vary by county.


November 06, 2012 is the next Idaho General Election.

You can go to for information on important dates for voters. You can check your registration, the location of your polling place and the status of your absentee ballot.

Candidate Filing Requirements

Candidate Filing Forms

Candidate filing for most offices has concluded. October 9th is the last day for an individual to file a declaration to be a write-in candidate in the General Election.


Partisan presidential candidates were chosen at Party Caucus by the political parties that have ballot status in Idaho.

The deadline for independent candidates to file has passed. There will be two independent candidates for President on the General Election ballot.

Write-in Declaration

New Political Party Formation in 2012

If you wish to form a new political party in Idaho in 2012, here are the instructions and forms.

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