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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.

Both Parties Have Helped Weaken Trust in Our Electoral System. Both Must Help Restore It.

An Op-Ed by Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams, Utah Lieutenant Governor Deirdre Henderson, Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger & Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab. Originally published in the National Review, December 6, 2023

Early Voting Ends Friday (November 3rd) for the November 7th Election

Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane would like to remind Idahoans that Early Voting for the November 7th Election in Idaho ends on Friday, November 3rd. Friday is the last opportunity for voters to cast their ballots in person before Election Day.

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline for November 7th Local Elections

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the November 7th Election is this Friday, October 27th. Registered voters can request an absentee ballot at VoteIdaho.gov through 5 p.m. on Friday, October 27th. Completed ballots must be returned to county elections offices by mail, in person, or in an official ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Upcoming November 7th Local Election in 43 of 44 Idaho Counties

Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane would like to remind Idahoans of the upcoming local election on November 7th in 43 of 44 Idaho counties. The election will include races for mayor and city council in many cities in Idaho, school district trustees, and other local taxing district races.

Online Voter Registration Deadline Friday

The deadline to register to vote online at VoteIdaho.gov is this Friday, October 13 at 11:59 p.m. before the November 7th election. Voters can register or update their registration online or by visiting their county elections office. After Friday, voters may only register at early voting or on Election Day at the time of voting.

As Election Day Approaches, Federal and State Officials Urge Idahoans to Rely on Trusted Sources for Voting Information

In the lead-up to Election Day, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, Secretary of State Lawerence Denney, U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho Josh Hurwit and Idaho’s county clerks are urging Idahoans to get their election-related information from trusted sources and to report any voting rights or voter fraud concerns to officials.

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.