Idaho 2022 primary election results: The race for governor, U.S. House and more

Statewide primary elections include governor, lt. gov., secretary of state, attorney general, superintendent of schools

By: - May 17, 2022 9:53 pm
Voters stand in line to vote at Middleton Middle School

The line to vote at Middleton Middle School snaked through the gymnasium, through the foyer and out the door, as voters waited up to an hour to cast their ballots in Idaho’s May 2022 primary election. (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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Audrey Dutton
Audrey Dutton

Audrey Dutton, senior investigative reporter, joined the Idaho Capital Sun after 10 years at the Idaho Statesman. Her favorite topics to cover include health care, business, consumer protection issues and white collar crime. Before coming home to Idaho, Dutton worked as a journalist in Minnesota, New York, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Dutton's work has earned dozens of state, regional and national awards for investigative reporting, health care and business reporting, data visualization and more.