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.
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.
Request forms are pre-addressed to county elections offices & include pre-paid postage.
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney has created a rather unique partnership with an unexpected industry to address the concern of return postage on absentee ballots.
In order to keep Idahoans safe amid a growing global health pandemic and protect their right to vote, Idahoans will vote in the May primary exclusively from home using absentee ballots.
Secretary of State Lawerence Denney and Idaho’s 44 county clerks will be promoting absentee voting for the Primary election through the #VoteEarlyIdaho campaign.
Following the Governor’s press conference Wednesday morning, and in keeping with the recommendations for social distancing and group size limitation, Secretary of State Lawerence Denney is modifying the availability of over the counter services at both the 4th Street Corporate Division offices and the Secretary’s Capital office.