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Idaho May 19 Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline Extended to May 26, 8:00 pm

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney, in compliance with an order issued by Judge Winmill (US Courts, Idaho District), sent the following letter to county clerks this evening outlining the details of the extension granted by the court earlier today.

Voters Break Records with Ballot Requests for May Primary Election

The 2020 May Primary Election is on track to have the largest voter turnout of any primary election in Idaho’s history. In total, just over 415,500 Idahoans had requested ballots. This represents roughly 45% of the approximately 912,000 registered voters statewide.

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.