Request For Information

Voter Registration & Election Management Systems

November 30, 2022

About this Request For Information

The intent of this RFI is to solicit current market information from interested suppliers with respect to election management related systems. The IDSOS currently manages a statewide voter registration database, election management system, election night reporting system, campaign finance reporting system, and lobbyist reporting system. These systems are used by both the IDSOS and the 44 county clerk’s offices in Idaho.

This RFI is a critical part of the IDSOS’s market research, and your feedback is valued and appreciated. With this RFI, the IDSOS seeks information on both software solutions and on associated systems integration services to become better informed and evaluate the potential of a future Request For Proposal (RFP) to replace any of the existing systems. The information will be used to form the future state, functional scope, functional and general requirements, as well as any potential implementation approaches for the IDSOS.

It is the IDSOS’s vision that these election management systems are increasingly integrated and involve highly automated processes that are both accurate and secure. Further, solutions must provide a trustworthy and user-friendly interface for the IDSOS, counties, and voting public.

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.