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Phill McGrane
May 28, 2024

Post-Election Audit Selection of Idaho Counties, Precincts

(Boise, Idaho) – The Idaho Secretary of State’s Office has conducted the post-election audit draw for the May 21st Idaho Primary Election. The draw took place today in the Idaho State Capitol Building.

Under Idaho Statute, the Secretary is mandated to conduct a post-election audit to ensure the accuracy of the election tabulation for even-year primary and general elections. The counties and precincts selected for the audit were drawn at random by the Board of Canvassers. Secretary of State audit teams will visit the selected counties and conduct a hand count of the primary election ballots to compare with the canvass election results. The list of dates and counties drawn is listed below and posted on

  • Bannock County – Friday, May 31st 
  • Boundary County – Monday, June 3rd
  • Canyon County – Friday, May 31st 
  • Cassia County – Thursday, May 30th 
  • Fremont County – Thursday, May 30th 
  • Madison County – Thursday, May 30th 
  • Payette County – Wednesday, May 29th 
  • Valley County – Monday,  June 3rd

Participants included Idaho Controller Brandon Woolf, Treasurer Julie Ellsworth, and Secretary Phil McGrane, all members of the State Board of Canvassers. The public and media were invited to attend in person or watch the process via livestream.

“This post-election audit is one of many ways Idaho maintains transparency and trust in our election process,” said Secretary Phil McGrane. “By ensuring the accuracy of our election results, we reinforce the integrity of our election system so Idahoans can be confident that every vote counts.”

About Phil McGrane

Phil McGrane was elected Idaho’s twenty-eighth Secretary of State and took office on January 2, 2023. McGrane served as elected Clerk of Ada County from 2019-2022. McGrane holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, a juris doctorate, and a Master of Public Administration. As a fourth-generation Idahoan, Phil has dedicated his career to making elections in the state of Idaho accessible, secure and transparent.