Press Releases

2019


November 12, 2019

Honorable Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney Joins the National Association of Secretary of State in #TrustedInfo2020 Education Effort

The Honorable Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney, ahead of the 2020 primaries and general election, joins fellow members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) in the #TrustedInfo2020 education effort to encourage citizens to look to their state and local election officials as the trusted sources of election information. (View Full Release)

October 25, 2019

Proposed Initiative Relating to Increased Funding for K-12 Education

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced proponents of a new initiative were cleared to begin collecting petition signatures. (View Full Release)

August 9, 2019

Proposed Initiative Relating to Idaho Medical Marijuana Enters Circulation

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced proponents of a new initiative were cleared to begin collecting petition signatures. (View Full Release)

July 30, 2019

West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner Presents on Foreign Influence on American Elections

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney will host visiting Secretary of State Mac Warner, who will present on Foreign Influence on American Elections. Secretary Warner is recognized nationally as a leader in election cybersecurity, with his work being featured by national media outlets including NPR, CNN, New York Times, Fox News, HBO News, and Snapchat. (View Full Release)

June 7, 2019

Secretary Denney Certifies New Electronic Poll Book

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Tenex's Precinct Central e-poll book has been certified for use in Idaho. (View Full Release)

April 23, 2019

Correction of Previous Press Release: Proposed Initiative Relating to Minimum Wage Enters Circulation

Correction to the press release issued April 17, 2019. The previous release included incorrect data when referring to the total amount of signatures required. The correct requirement is 55,057 signatures. (View Full Release)

April 19, 2019

Electronic Poll Book Certification Hearing Set for Tuesday, April 23

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced an e-poll book certification hearing for Tenex's Precinct Central is set for 10 a.m.–noon Tuesday, April 23 in Boise. (View Full Release)

April 17, 2019

Proposed Initiative Relating to Minimum Wage Enters Circulation

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced proponents of a new initiative were cleared to begin collecting petition signatures. (View Full Release)

January 3, 2019

Secretary of State to Hold Election Cybersecurity Training Event

County election officials from throughout Idaho are coming to Boise next week to attend a cybersecurity training exercise hosted by Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney. (View Full Release)

2018


November 20, 2018

Secretary Denney Certifies November General Election Results

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney, along with the other members of Idaho’s State Board of Canvassers, Idaho State Controller Brandon Woolf and Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane conducted the official state canvass for the 2018 General Election. The canvass of votes is the official accounting of every ballot cast to ensure every vote is… (View Full Release)

November 14, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: Secretary Denney to Certify General Election Results

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney and fellow members of Idaho’s State Board of Canvassers, Idaho State Controller Brandon Woolf and Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane, are scheduled to meet to certify the results of the November 6 General Election. (View Full Release)

November 5, 2018

Secretary Denney Announces Absentee and Early Voting Numbers

Just one day ahead of the 2018 General Election, Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced an estimated 153,781 ballots have already been received statewide via absentee and early voting ahead of Election Day. (View Full Release)

November 1, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: Election Day Logistics and Information

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney reminds the media what our office can provide on Election Day: Election Results and Updates, Election Day Interviews and Media Inquiries, Polling Place Filming Requests, and other Resources. (View Full Release)

October 24, 2018

Secretary Denney Encourages Voter Participation

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney would like to make all eligible voters aware of early voting opportunities available in Idaho and reminds voters that Friday is the last day to request a mail-in absentee ballot. (View Full Release)

October 19, 2018

Secretary Denney Releases Election Security Video

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney released a video today which details the measures taken to help keep Idaho’s elections secure. (View Full Release)

October 17, 2018

Secretary Denney Responds to Security Concerns

Earlier this week, Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney became aware of claims made by an actor on the dark web stating voter records from several states are available for sale. Secretary Denney quickly took steps to determine the nature and scope of the issue and is working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)… (View Full Release)

October 9, 2018

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney Announces Major Upgrade to Website

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says doing business in Idaho just got easier due to major enhancements made to the Secretary of State website. (View Full Release)

October 2, 2018

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney Warns Idahoans to Beware of Voter Registration Phone Scam

The Idaho Secretary of State has been notified by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) of a potential voter registration phone scam. (View Full Release)

September 24, 2018

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney Encourages Idahoans to Vote in Recognition of National Voter Registration Day

This year, National Voter Registration Day will be observed Tuesday, Sept. 25, and Secretary Denney is encouraging all eligible Idahoans to register to vote in preparation for the General Election taking place Tuesday, Nov. 6. (View Full Release)

August 7, 2018

Vendor for New State Election Management System Selected

The Idaho Secretary of State’s office today announced a vendor has been selected for a new state election management system and voter registration database. Tenex Software Solutions, Inc. was selected as the bidder of choice from the six vendors that submitted proposals for the new system. (View Full Release)

July 17, 2018

Medicaid Eligibility Expansion Initiative Eligible for Idaho’s November 2018 Ballot

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced today that the Medicaid eligibility expansion ballot initiative is eligible for the November 6, 2018, General Election ballot. (View Full Release)

July 12, 2018

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney Invites Ballot Initiative Arguments

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney is inviting interested Idahoans to submit arguments to be considered for inclusion in the statewide Voter Information Pamphlet. (View Full Release)

July 10, 2018

Historical Horse Racing Initiative Eligible for Idaho’s November 2018 Ballot

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced today that the historical horse racing ballot initiative is eligible for the November 6, 2018, General Election ballot. (View Full Release)

May 25, 2018

Notice of the Idaho Board of Canvassers

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Idaho State Board of Canvassers will meet at 1:00 p.m. on May 30, 2018, in the Office of the Secretary of State in the Idaho Capitol Building in Boise. (View Full Release)

May 14, 2018

Idaho AG’s Conclusion: The Idahoan Qualifies for Press Exemption

Idaho’s Attorney General’s office today responded to Secretary of State Lawerence Denney’s request for a review of The Idahoan with regards to whether or not the periodical qualified as exempt under the press exemption of Idaho’s Sunshine Laws. (View Full Release)

April 23, 2018

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney Recognizes Idaho History Bee Team

The Idaho History Bee Team from Seven Oaks Elementary was recognized today by Secretary of State Lawrence Denney for finding and reporting a misstated fact published in the 2017-2018 Blue Book. (View Full Release)

March 6, 2018

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney Appointed to NASS Executive Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 6, 2018 Contact: Chad Houck, Deputy Secretary of State Phone: (208) 332-2862 | Email: [email protected] Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) announced today that Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney has been installed as the NASS Western Region Vice President. Denney steps into the national… (View Full Release)

2017


December 5, 2017

Secretary of State Launches Online Voter Registration Portal

Today in a press conference from the Idaho Capitol, Secretary of State Lawerence Denney unveiled a project that has been one of his desires since his first days in office – an Online Voter Registration System. (View Full Release)

December 4, 2017

Idaho Votes Unveiling Announced

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney will unveil a new website at a press conference in the Idaho Capitol on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The press conference is scheduled to take place in the Office of the Secretary of State at 11:00 am. (View Full Release)

November 15, 2017

Answers to the Crosscheck Questions

Several articles have been published in the last week regarding the State of Idaho’s participation in the Crosscheck program. I would like to take a moment to publicly address some of the questions and concerns raised by those articles. (View Full Release)

July 27, 2017

Presidential Commission Renews Voter Information Request

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney received, by email, a letter today from Vice Chair Kris Kobach of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. (View Full Release)

July 19, 2017

Secretary Denney Offers Guest Opinion To Editors, Associated Press

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney is submitting to the press a 500 word guest opinion regarding the coverage and details surrounding the President’s Advisory Committee on Election Integrity letter that he received on July 3rd. (View Full Release)

July 11, 2017

Voting System Certification Hearing Set for Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney today announced a Voting System Certification Hearing for the ES&S EVS 5.2.2.0 Voting System with the DS450 ballot scanner and tabulator. (View Full Release)

July 3, 2017

Secretary Denney Says Voting Privacy Still Safe In Idaho

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney received a request by email on Friday for specific information pertaining to Idaho state voter registrations from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. (View Full Release)

2016


December 19, 2016

PHOTOGRAPH: Secretary Denney Supervising The Vote

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney supervising the vote for President and Vice President by the Idaho presidential electors in Governor Butch Otter’s ceremonial office. (View Full Release)

December 12, 2016

2016 Presidential Electors Meeting is at noon on Monday, December 19

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney and Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter today announced the meeting of the Presidential Electors. (View Full Release)

November 16, 2016

2016 General Election Canvass meeting is Wednesday, November 23

Please be advised that pursuant to Section 34-1211, Idaho Code, the State Board of Canvassers will meet Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. to certify the Abstract of Votes from the November 8th, 2016 General Election. (View Full Release)

July 22, 2016

Electronic Poll Book Certification Hearing Wednesday, July 27

The office of the Secretary of State will examine the Robis Elections “AskED” electronic poll book on Wednesday, July 27th, for possible certification and use in Idaho elections. (View Full Release)

June 13, 2016

Electronic Poll Book Certification Hearing Friday, June 17

The office of the Secretary of State will examine the Every One Counts electronic poll book for possible certification for use in Idaho elections on Friday, June 17. (View Full Release)

March 23, 2016

March 8th Presidential Primary election canvass

Please be advised that pursuant to Section 34-1211, Idaho Code, the State Board of Canvassers will meet today, March 23rd, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. to certify the Abstract of Votes from the March 8th 2016 Presidential Primary Election. (View Full Release)

January 19, 2016

Fraudulent Lien Filing is Illegal

The Idaho Secretary of State’s office is responsible for filing UCC Financing Statements. This type of “lien” simply makes public notice that a financial agreement is in place. These filings benefit Idaho’s business community, and the general public, by allowing for better-informed lending decisions. (View Full Release)

Archive

2015

Press Release – August 27, 2015 – Voting System Certification Hearing Set for Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Press Release – July 13, 2015 – Accessible Voting Device Demonstrations at the Capitol in Boise, Idaho, Friday, July 17th, 10am to 4pm

2014

Press Release – October 28, 2014 – Last day to request absentee ballot tomorrow October 29th. Early voting ends Friday.

Press Release – October 23, 2014 – Secretary of State Ben Ysursa Announces the 2014 Idaho Student Mock Election.

Press Release – October 21, 2014 – Secretary of State Ben Ysursa Announces a Polling Place Locator Application for Smart Phones.

Press Release – October 3, 2014 – Idaho Voters’ Pamphlet Delivered Statewide This Week.

Press Release – September 19, 2014 – Secretary of State Ysursa Declares September National Voter Registration Month.

Press Release – August 12, 2014 – Access Idaho Business Identity Monitoring.

Press Release – July 10, 2014 – Voting System Demonstration and Certification Hearing, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 15 and 16. ES&S ExpressVote Accessible Voting System.

Press Release – June 2, 2014 – State Board of Canvassers to meet June 4th at 1:00 p.m.

Press Release – May 12, 2014 – Secretary of State Ben Ysursa today reminded voters the last day to submit an application for a mail-in absentee ballot is this Wednesday, May 14, 2014 and that the last day for in-person absentee voting is this Friday, May 16, 2014.

Press Release – May 1, 2014 – Request for Proposals for the Acquisition and Implementation of a Web-based Electronic Ballot Delivery System for Military and Overseas Voters.

Press Release – March 3, 2014 – Secretary Ben Ysursa today announces the important deadlines pertaining to the May 20, 2014 Primary Election.

Press Release – January 8, 2014 – Secretary Ben Ysursa today announced the availability of the Online Campaign Finance Reporting application.

2013

Press Release – September 20, 2013 – Secretary Ben Ysursa today announced a Voting System Certification Hearing for the Hart InterCivic 6.2.1. voting system.

Press Release – September 09, 2013 – Secretary Ben Ysursa today announced a Voting System Certification Hearing for the
Election Systems and Software (ES&S) EVS 5000 voting system.

Press Release – March 05, 2013 – Secretary Ysursa Announces Voting System Certification Hearing to review the ES&S optical scan equipment and Unity software upgrade.

Press Release – January 02, 2013 – Online Registration for Lobbyists is now available.

2012

Press Release – December 12, 2012 – Presidential Electors will meet at noon on December 17th in the Governor’s Ceremonial Office to cast their ballots for Idaho’s 4 Electoral Votes for United States President.

Press Release – November 19, 2012 – State Board of Canvassers to meet November 21st at 10:00 a.m.

Press Release – October 30, 2012 – Last Day to Apply for Absentee Ballot is Wednesday October 31st.

Press Release – October 11, 2012 – Registration Closes for the 2012 General Election Tomorrow.

Press Release – October 01, 2012 – Idaho Voters’ Pamphlet Delivered Statewide This Week.

Press Release – September 17, 2012 – Secretary of State Ysursa Declares September National Voter Registration Month.

Press Release – January 06, 2012 – Lobbyists will be able to electronically file their disclosure reports beginning with the January 2012 monthly report.

2011

Press Release – September 13, 2011 – regarding new Reapportionment Commission and Order Establishing Commission

2010

Press Release – October 26, 2010 – Secretary of State, Ben Ysursa, today reminded voters that the last day to submit an application for a mail-in absentee ballot is this Wednesday, October 27th and that the last day for in-person absentee voting is this Friday, October 29th.

Press Release – September 21, 2010 – Secretary of State Ysursa announced today that absentee ballots have been mailed out statewide and Idaho has met the Federal deadline to mail absentee ballots to Uniformed and Overseas voters. On the state’s official voting information site, www.idahovotes.gov, a new tool is available to allow voters to check the status of their absentee ballot.

Press Release – June 08, 2010 – The State Board of Canvassers will meet at 2:00pm on June 9th in the Secretary of State’s conference room in the Capitol Building to certify the results of the Primary Election.

Press Release – May 20, 2010 – Secretary of State, Ben Ysursa, today encouraged Idahoans to vote in the primary election on May 25, 2010.

Press Release – March 02, 2010 – Secretary of State, Ben Ysursa, today reminded all candidates for Federal, Statewide, Judicial and Legislative offices that the filing period to be placed on the May 25 Primary ballot is March 8 through 5pm March 19.

2008

Press Release – December 15, 2008 – The Presidential Electors will meet today at noon in the 2nd Floor Courtroom in the Borah Building to cast their electoral votes for United States President.

Press Release – November 17, 2008 – Secretary of State Ben Ysursa announces the meeting of the State Board of Canvassers.

Press Release – October 27, 2008 – Secretary of State Ben Ysursa and Superintendent Tom Luna announce the results of the 2008 Idaho Student Mock Election.

Press Release – October 21, 2008 – Secretary of State Ben Ysursa and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna announce The 2008 Idaho Student Mock Election October 23rd and 24th. Results will be available on the Secretary of State’s web site on Monday, October 27th.

Press Release – October 07, 2008 – Secretary of State Ben Ysursa reminds of the October 10th deadline to pre-register to vote for the General Election and announces a new “Am I Registered?” feature on www.idahovotes.gov.

Press Release – August 04, 2008 – Secretary of State Ben Ysursa today announced the 2008 distribution of the Idaho Election Campaign Fund will take place August 5th.

Press Release – July 31, 2008 – Secretary of State Ben Ysursa today announced his office is seeking public comments on proposed amendments to the Idaho Help America Vote Act (HAVA) plan.

2007

Press Release – 09/17/2007 – Secretary of State Ben Ysursa Announces Citizenship Education Website for Students and Teachers.

Press Release – 05/02/2007 – Secretary of State Ben Ysursa announces certification of upgrades to the Election Systems and Software optical scan voting system.

Press Release – 01/03/2007 – Secretary of State Ben Ysursa announces that the Idaho Health Care Directive Registry is available.

2006

Press Release – May 16, 2006 – Secretary of State, Ben Ysursa, announces the new statewide polling place locator, available now on the www.idahovotes.gov web site.

2004

Press Release – March 25, 2004 – Secretary of State Releases Revised Idaho Help America Vote Act State Plan. Go to the Secretary of State’s HAVA page for the latest updates regarding the Help America Vote Act.