Election 2022

Reclaim Idaho door knockers

Reclaim Idaho organizers meet goals, turn in final signatures for education initiative 

BY: - May 2, 2022

As their deadline arrived last week, Reclaim Idaho organizers said they exceeded signature-gathering goals for their push to place an education funding ballot initiative on Idaho’s November 2022 general election ballot.  Overall, Reclaim Idaho organizers and volunteers collected more than 95,269 signatures and qualified 20 different legislative districts, Reclaim Idaho co-founder Luke Mayville told the […]

Early voting for Idaho’s May 17 primary elections starts today  

BY: - May 2, 2022

Early voting for Idaho’s 2022 primary elections begins today and runs through May 13. Early voting is one of several options Idahoans have for making their voice heard in the 2022 primary elections.  Registered voters also have until Friday, May 6, to request an absentee ballot for the primary election. It’s free and easy to […]

Ed Humphreys

Humphreys brings youth, another choice for Idaho GOP voters in underdog campaign for governor 

BY: - April 29, 2022

To this point in Idaho’s campaign season, underdog Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Humphreys hasn’t been afraid to speak out and challenge his more well known and experienced GOP opponents.  Humphreys, a 31-year-old conservative and supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, criticized Gov. Brad Little for declining to participate in statewide televised debates, saying an […]

Idaho Secretary of State Debate

Two of three Idaho GOP secretary of state candidates deny Biden won 2020 election 

BY: - April 26, 2022

Two of the three candidates running in the Idaho Republican primary election for secretary of state incorrectly said President Joe Biden did not win the 2020 election during a televised statewide debate Tuesday night.  Responding to a question during Tuesday’s debate about whether Biden fairly won the 2020 election, Sen. Mary Souza, R-Coeur d’Alene, and […]

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction debate

Superintendent candidates verbally dueled for GOP nomination

BY: - April 26, 2022

State superintendent candidates Debbie Critchfield, Branden Durst and Sherri Ybarra verbally dueled for the Republican nomination Monday night, energetically clashing on school policy and trading one-liners in an hour-long debate broadcast across the state. The three GOP primary contenders put their campaign messaging on full display during Idaho Public Television’s Idaho Debates. Ybarra flexed her […]

A gavel and scale

Idaho superintendent candidate found in contempt of Washington court

BY: - April 26, 2022

A King County judge in Washington found Branden Durst, a candidate for Idaho superintendent of public instruction in the Republican primary, in contempt of court on four occasions related to the custody agreement with his ex-wife, who lives in Yelm, Washington. Durst declined to provide a comment to the Idaho Capital Sun about the contempt […]

Idaho House of Representatives

Primary elections 2022: State of the Idaho Republican Party

BY: - April 22, 2022

Because they have long held a supermajority and dominated Idaho politics, next month’s Republican primary elections are expected to be among the most competitive and influential races in a vital election year for Idaho.  Based on decades of political dominance in Idaho and Democrats not running candidates in most races, the May 17 Republican primary […]

ballot drop box outside of Boise City Hall

Online voter registration ahead of May 17 primary election ends Friday

BY: - April 21, 2022

April 22 is the deadline for Idahoans to register to vote online before the May 17 primary elections.  Idahoans can use the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office’s website www.voteidaho.gov to register to vote, check their registration status, request an absentee ballot or double check their polling location, which may have changed this year due to […]

Cecil D. Andrus sculpture at park near Idaho Capitol

Primary elections 2022: The state of the Idaho Democratic Party 

BY: - April 21, 2022

Long the political underdogs in deep red Idaho, Democrats say a rise in extremism among the far right wing of the Republican Party has given them an opportunity to gain political ground in the Gem State.  Between Republican-led moves to reduce funding for higher education, cut money for the library commission, attempt to eliminate protections […]

Idaho State Capitol

Who’s who in the GOP race to be Idaho’s next secretary of state?

BY: - April 20, 2022

Three Republicans from different corners of Idaho politics are vying to be the Republican nominee in the race for Idaho secretary of state — a race that could highlight the tensions between the two chambers of the Legislature and Idaho Republicans leading up to the May 17 primary. The Idaho Secretary of State is an […]

Reclaim Idaho volunteers

Reclaim Idaho says it has signatures from 18 legislative districts for education initiative 

BY: - April 20, 2022

Leaders of Reclaim Idaho say the organization has collected signatures from voters in 18 of Idaho’s legislative districts as they work to get their K-12 education funding ballot initiative qualified to appear on November 2022 ballots.  Reclaim Idaho volunteers and leaders are hoping to place an initiative called the Quality Education Act on the ballot […]

Idaho GOP candidates for Attorney General

Idaho attorney general candidates talk pandemic, lawsuits and the Legislature

BY: - April 19, 2022

The three Republican candidates vying to be the nominee for Idaho attorney general debated each other over pandemic restrictions, state and federal lawsuits and the attorney general’s relationship with the Legislature on Tuesday night, with less than a month to go before the May 17 primary election. Incumbent Attorney General Lawrence Wasden defended his record […]