The line to vote at Middleton Middle School snaked through the gymnasium, through the foyer and out the door on Tuesday evening, as voters waited up to an hour to cast their ballots in Idaho’s 2022 primary elections. (Courtesy of Becky Swain)
The Idaho Capital Sun is reporting the results from Idaho 2022 primary elections, based on data reported by the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office. The results are a combined total of votes reported by precincts, in each county across the state. Some precincts take longer to count ballots and report their vote totals.
The election results will remain unofficial until they have been certified by top elections officials.
Idaho voters on Tuesday, May 17, cast their ballots for Republican and Democratic candidates in the races for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, schools superintendent, Congress, the Idaho Legislature and other offices.
Closely watched primary races include:
- the contest between incumbent Idaho Gov. Brad Little and Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who is one of several candidates running to be the Republican candidate in November’s general election. The Democratic gubernatorial primary likely will not be decided soon; an unknown number of Democratic ballots are expected to have write-in candidate names that must be counted by hand.
- the race for GOP nomination for Idaho Attorney General, between longtime office holder Lawrence Wasden and former U.S. Rep. Raúl Labrador, whose campaign built a large war chest this spring.
- two well-known Republicans, House Speaker Scott Bedke of Oakley and Idaho Rep. Priscilla Giddings of White Bird, vying for the party’s nomination for Idaho’s next lieutenant governor.
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