Idaho Blue Book

2019/2020 Idaho Blue Book

2019-2020 Blue Book (complete)

Introduction

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

Appendix

Index


Archive of older editions.

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 is available to order. 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:

Idaho Secretary of State
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.

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.