Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

voters cast ballots in the Idaho 2022 primary election

Idaho Secretary of State: Preliminary election audit results show low margin of error

BY: - May 26, 2022

The results of a hand count of randomly selected ballots from the May 17 primary election in three Idaho counties showed little to no margin of error in the reported vote count, according to a press release from the Idaho Secretary of State’s office. It is the first post-election audit since the passage of Senate Bill […]

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Billionaire donors from East Coast groups left big impression on Idaho primary races 

BY: - May 26, 2022

In the first four months of 2022, political action committees in Idaho took in more than $4 million in donations and spent more than $3.3 million on campaigns across Idaho. Groups in Virginia and Washington, D.C., poured at least $391,000 into advertisements and mailers leading up to the May 17 primary — and thousands more […]

Idaho’s first post-election audit takes place this week, following new law

BY: - May 25, 2022

Following the passage of Senate Bill 1274 during the legislative session earlier this year, the Idaho Secretary of State’s office announced the counties and precincts across Idaho that were randomly selected for the state’s first post-primary election audit, according to a press release. The audit is conducted to check that the equipment and procedures used […]

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Idaho Senate poised to move to the right, JFAC will look completely different in 2023

BY: - May 20, 2022

Political observers predict the Idaho Legislature will move to the right and become more politically conservative after several establishment Republican incumbent legislators lost their primary election races Tuesday. Even though Idahoans rejected the more extreme, farther right candidate in four out of five top-of-the-ballot statewide Republican primary races, that pattern did not hold at the […]

voters cast ballots in the Idaho 2022 primary election

Misinformation, violence and a paper shortage threaten midterm elections, officials say

BY: - May 19, 2022

Members of a U.S. Senate panel and election administrators raised a bevy of concerns Thursday about the challenges elections officials will face this fall, saying problems ranging from a lack of paper to coordinated misinformation campaigns could affect confidence in U.S. democracy. A bipartisan panel of current and former elections officials and experts told the […]

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Idaho’s 2022 primary election motivated voters almost as much as 1994 ‘Republican revolution’

BY: - May 19, 2022

Not since the historic 1994 midterms has so much of Idaho’s electorate turned out to vote in a midterm primary election. The primary election in Republican-dominated Idaho usually determines the ultimate winner of the general election — and, on Tuesday, voters largely showed up at the polls to support establishment Republicans over their far-right challengers […]

Republicans on the Idaho Capitol steps

 ‘The campaign against the Democrats starts today’: Idaho Republicans pledge unity at rally

BY: - May 18, 2022

A small crowd turned out for the Idaho Republican Party unity rally on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate candidates who won the party’s nomination in Tuesday night’s primary election and to express a commitment to moving forward with respect and civility. Several statewide candidates who did not prevail in the primary were not in attendance, including […]

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Win or lose, the clock is ticking to take down those Idaho primary election campaign signs

BY: - May 18, 2022

The Ada County Highway District in a press release reminded candidates and residents that political campaign signs must be removed from the public right-of-way within 48 hours after the May 17 primary election. The rule is part of ACHD’s temporary sign placement ordinance. For this election, that means signs should be removed from the right-of-way by […]

Idaho Attorney General candidate Raúl Labrador

Former U.S. Congressman Labrador wins nomination for Idaho attorney general

BY: - May 18, 2022

Former U.S. Congressman Raúl Labrador bested incumbent Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden for the Republican nomination in Tuesday’s primary, unseating Idaho’s longest-serving attorney general.  Labrador held a lead of 51% of primary votes over Wasden’s 38% as of Tuesday night, with about 80% of Idaho precincts reporting results. Labrador told the Idaho Capital Sun he […]

Idaho Capitol Building

19 Idaho Republican incumbent legislators were trailing or lost primary races 

BY: - May 18, 2022

Major changes are coming to the Idaho Legislature in 2023 as 19 incumbent Republican legislators either lost the primary election race Tuesday or were losing with about 80% precincts reporting. The 2022 elections are among the consequential elections in years in Idaho. All 105 seats in the Idaho Legislature are up for election this year. […]

Phil McGrane

Ada County Clerk wins Republican nomination for Idaho secretary of state

BY: - May 18, 2022

With most precincts reporting, Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane won the Republican primary nomination for Idaho secretary of state over Rep. Dorothy Moon, R-Stanley, on Tuesday.  Sen. Mary Souza, R-Coeur d’Alene, was in third place as of Tuesday night with about 15% of the total votes cast and 81% of precincts reporting. The Idaho Secretary […]

Debbie Critchfield

Critchfield wins Republican state superintendent’s primary race

BY: - May 18, 2022

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on May 17, 2022 Challenger Debbie Critchfield has won the Republican primary election for state superintendent, according to unofficial results. Based on numbers Wednesday morning, Critchfield held the line over fellow challenger Branden Durst and two-term superintendent Sherri Ybarra. Critchfield had over 104,500 votes compared to Durst’s nearly 90,000. Ybarra trailed […]

Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Deadlines

May 2

Early Voting Begins for Primary Election

May 6

Absentee Ballot Application for Primary Deadline

May 13

In-Person Absentee/Early Voting Ends for Primary

May 17

Primary Election Day

November 8

General Election Day

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