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Phill McGrane

Press Releases

Explore our press releases to stay connected to election-related news and updates in Idaho and the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office.

July 10, 2024

Idahoans for Open Primaries Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot

Updated July 16, 2024 The short and long ballot titles were updated to the correct language. (Boise, Idaho) – The Idaho Secretary of State’s Office announced today that the Idahoans...

June 24, 2024

Recent Election Recounts Confirm Accuracy of Idaho Elections

(Boise, Idaho) — After the May Primary Election, recounts of election results were conducted in several Idaho counties last week. In addition to the post-election audits, the recounts serve as...

June 5, 2024

Board of Canvassers Certify Election Results; Audit Results Reported

(Boise, Idaho) – Secretary of State Phil McGrane, Controller Brandon Woolf, and Treasurer Julie Ellsworth, as the Idaho Board of Canvassers, canvassed the results of the 2024 Idaho Primary Election...

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...

May 15, 2024

Voters Advised To Mail Absentee Ballots No Later Than Today

(Boise, Idaho) – Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane reminds voters that completed absentee ballots for the May 21st Primary Election must be returned to County Clerk Election offices or to an...

May 9, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline For May 21st Primary Election

(Boise, Idaho) – The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the May 21st Primary Election is this Friday, May 10th. Registered voters can request an absentee ballot at through 5 p.m....

May 3, 2024

Primary Election Early Voting Through May 17

(Boise, Idaho) – Early voting for the May 21, 2024 primary election will be available from Monday, May 6th to Friday, May 17th in every county that is conducting early voting....

April 30, 2024

Initiatives Conclude Signature Collection Phase, Move To Verification Process

The signature collection period for the proposed initiatives in circulation closes on April 30, 2024. The initiative sponsors Idahoans for Open Primaries and Kind Idaho must submit the collected signatures...

April 24, 2024

Online Voter Registration Deadline Friday

Friday, April 26th is the deadline to pre-register to vote using the online voter registration system ahead of the May 21st primary election. Following the Friday deadline, eligible voters may register in-person...

April 23, 2024

Idaho Secretary Of State Launches “Vote Idaho” Ad Campaign To Promote Voter Engagement Ahead Of May Primary Election

The Office of the Secretary of State announced the launch of a fun and engaging ad campaign promoting voter participation in the upcoming May primary election. The “Vote Idaho” ad...

April 11, 2024

Idaho Supreme Court Affirms New Voter Registration And ID Laws

The Idaho Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the Fourth Judicial District Court to dismiss the lawsuit challenging Idaho’s new voter registration requirements brought forward by Babe Vote and the...

April 5, 2024

Absentee Ballots Mailed For The May Idaho Primary Election

County Elections offices throughout the state of Idaho have begun mailing absentee ballots for the May 21st primary election. The initial mailing comprises over 14,000 ballots statewide. Voters who have...

March 29, 2024

Candidates For Office In The May 21st Primary Election

The deadline for partisan candidates to withdraw their candidacy for the May 21st primary election was Friday, March 29, 2024 at 5 p.m., which followed the March 4th-15th filing period. The finalized...

March 15, 2024

Free ID For Voting Now More Accessible To Idahoans

(Boise, Idaho) â€“ Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane praised Senate President Pro Tempore Chuck Winder and Representative Brandon Mitchell for sponsoring legislation to make free IDs for voting more accessible...

March 15, 2024

Candidates File For Federal, State Offices In May 21st Primary Election

The candidate filing period for the Idaho May 21, 2024 primary election closed on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. The May primary election will include races for United...

March 11, 2024

Idaho Secretary Of State Encourages Voters To Identify Trusted Sources Of Information Ahead Of Elections

(Boise, Idaho) â€“Ahead of the 2024 elections, Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane reminds Idahoans to look to the Idaho Secretary of State, County Clerks, and local election officials as the...

February 29, 2024

Idaho Secretary Of State Launches Upgraded VoteIdaho.Gov Website

(Boise, Idaho) â€“ Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane is proud to announce the launch of an upgraded Vote Idaho website at, a comprehensive site designed to provide the public,...

January 10, 2024

Idaho Secretary Of State Launches New Campaign Finance Reporting System

(Boise, Idaho) â€“ Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane is pleased to announce the launch of a new system for reporting campaign finance donations and expenditures for political candidates and political...

December 11, 2023

Both Parties Have Helped Weaken Trust In Our Electoral System. Both Must Help Restore It.

By Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams, Utah Lieutenant Governor Deirdre Henderson, Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger & Kansas Secretary of State Scott...

November 6, 2023

Election Day Tomorrow, November 7th

(Boise, Idaho) â€“ Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane is encouraging Idahoans to vote tomorrow on Election Day, November 7th. Voting is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters may...