Tag: campaign finance

Idaho Secretary of State Launches New Campaign Finance Reporting System

Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane is pleased to announce the launch of a new system for reporting campaign finance donations and expenditures for political candidates and political action committees (PACs) and rich data for the public to track political influence.

Secretary McGrane to Present at Government Transparency Workshop

Secretary Phil McGrane will present on campaign finance and lobbying for the second session of the Government Transparency workshop series sponsored by Idahoans for Openness in Government (IDOG), scheduled for September 27th.

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.

Notice of Extension of Campaign Finance Reporting Deadline

At the request of Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney, and in consultation with the office of the Governor, the Idaho Secretary of State’s office is extending the February 10, 2020 filing deadline for PACs and Candidates under the Idaho Sunshine Laws to February 17, 2020.

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.