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.

May 15, 2024

Voters Advised to Mail Absentee Ballots No Later than Today (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 official Elections ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day, May 21st to be counted..… (View Full Release)

May 9, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline for May 21st Primary Election (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. on Friday, May 10th.… (View Full Release)

May 3, 2024

Primary Election Early Voting through May 17 (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. You can find the list of early voting locations by county..… (View Full Release)

April 30, 2024

Initiatives Conclude Signature Collection Phase, Move to Verification Process (Idaho)

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 to the county clerks by May 1, 2024..… (View Full Release)

April 24, 2024

Online Voter Registration Deadline Friday (Idaho)

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 at polling places during early voting or on Election Day.… (View Full Release)

April 23, 2024

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

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.… (View Full Release)

April 11, 2024

Idaho Supreme Court Affirms New Voter Registration And ID Laws (Boise, Idaho)

The Idaho Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the Fourth Judicial District Court to dismiss the lawsuit challenging Idaho’s new voter registration requirements… (View Full Release)

April 5, 2024

Absentee Ballots Mailed For The May Idaho Primary Election (Idaho)

County Elections offices throughout the state of Idaho have begun mailing absentee ballots for the May 21st primary election… (View Full Release)

March 29, 2024

Candidates For Office In The May 21st Primary Election (Boise, Idaho)

The deadline for partisan candidates to withdraw their candidacy for the May 21st primary election was Friday, March 29, 2024… (View Full Release)

March 15, 2024

Candidates File for Federal, State Offices in May 21st Primary Election (Boise, Idaho)

The candidate filing period for the Idaho May 21, 2024 primary election closed on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.… (View Full Release)

March 15, 2024

Free ID for Voting Now More Accessible to Idahoans (Boise, Idaho)

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 to Idaho residents… (View Full Release)

March 11, 2024

Idaho Secretary of State Encourages Voters to Identify Trusted Sources of Information Ahead of Elections (Boise, Idaho)

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 trusted sources of election information… (View Full Release)

February 29, 2024

Idaho Secretary of State Launches Upgraded Website (Boise, Idaho)

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, candidates, and media with easy access to vital Idaho election and voting information… (View Full Release).

January 10, 2024

Idaho Secretary of State Launches New Campaign Finance Reporting System (Boise, Idaho)

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… (View Full Release).

December 11, 2023

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

This is a perilous moment of global instability. The very ideals of constitutional democracy
that define America are at risk in every corner of the world. (View Full Release).

November 6, 2023

Election Day Tomorrow, November 7th – (Boise, Idaho)

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 (View Full Release)