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Idaho state legislative districts

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There are a total of 105 seats in the Idaho State Legislature. All 105 seats, 35 in the Idaho State Senate and 70 in the Idaho House of Representatives, are up for election every two years.

Chambers

Senate

The Idaho State Senate is the upper house in the Idaho Legislature and it meets at the State Capitol in Boise. It consists of 35 members, each representing a district. The districts are identified by a number. The senators serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Each member represents an average of 44,788 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 36,970 residents.[2]

House

The Idaho House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Idaho State Legislature. It has 70 members, who are each elected to two-year terms and serve without term limits. Each member represents an average of 22,394 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 18,485 residents.[4]

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Qualifications

Article III, Section 6 of the Idaho Constitution states: No person shall be a senator or representative who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of the United States, and an elector of this state, nor anyone who has not been for one year next preceding his election an elector of the county or district whence he may be chosen.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

The Governor is responsible for filling all vacancies in the Senate.

The political party committee that last held the vacant seat has 15 days after the vacancy to submit a list of three recommended candidates to the Governor. The Governor makes the selection based on the recommendations.

If any party committee fails to submit a list of recommended candidates after the 15 day deadline, the Governor has 5 days to appoint a person from the political party that last held the seat. The person appointed to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[5]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Idaho legislature are paid $16,438/year. Legislators receive $122/day per diem if living outside of Boise or $49/day if living inside Boise. Additionally, all members are eligible for actual travel reimbursement between their home districts and the Capitol as prescribed by the Citizen’s Committee on Legislative Compensation.[6]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Idaho State Senate.

Idaho State Senate District 1
Idaho State Senate District 2
Idaho State Senate District 3
Idaho State Senate District 4
Idaho State Senate District 5
Idaho State Senate District 6
Idaho State Senate District 7
Idaho State Senate District 8
Idaho State Senate District 9
Idaho State Senate District 10
Idaho State Senate District 11
Idaho State Senate District 12
Idaho State Senate District 13
Idaho State Senate District 14
Idaho State Senate District 15
Idaho State Senate District 16
Idaho State Senate District 17
Idaho State Senate District 18
Idaho State Senate District 19
Idaho State Senate District 20
Idaho State Senate District 21
Idaho State Senate District 22
Idaho State Senate District 23
Idaho State Senate District 24
Idaho State Senate District 25
Idaho State Senate District 26
Idaho State Senate District 27
Idaho State Senate District 28
Idaho State Senate District 29
Idaho State Senate District 30
Idaho State Senate District 31
Idaho State Senate District 32
Idaho State Senate District 33
Idaho State Senate District 34
Idaho State Senate District 35

Qualifications

Article III, Section 6 of the Idaho Constitution states: No person shall be a senator or representative who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of the United States, and an elector of this state, nor anyone who has not been for one year next preceding his election an elector of the county or district whence he may be chosen.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

The Governor is responsible for filling all vacancies in the House of Representatives.

The political party committee that last held the vacant seat has 15 days after the vacancy to submit a list of three recommended candidates to the Governor. The Governor makes the selection based on the recommendations.

If any party committee fails to submit a list of recommended candidates after the 15 day deadline, the Governor has 5 days to appoint a person from the political party that last held the seat. The person appointed to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[7]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Idaho legislature are paid $16,438/year. Legislators receive $122/day per diem if living outside of Boise or $49/day if living inside Boise. Additionally, all members are eligible for actual travel reimbursement between their home districts and the Capitol as prescribed by the Citizen’s Committee on Legislative Compensation.[8]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Idaho House of Representatives.

Idaho House of Representatives District 1
Idaho House of Representatives District 2
Idaho House of Representatives District 3
Idaho House of Representatives District 4
Idaho House of Representatives District 5
Idaho House of Representatives District 6
Idaho House of Representatives District 7
Idaho House of Representatives District 8
Idaho House of Representatives District 9
Idaho House of Representatives District 10
Idaho House of Representatives District 11
Idaho House of Representatives District 12
Idaho House of Representatives District 13
Idaho House of Representatives District 14
Idaho House of Representatives District 15
Idaho House of Representatives District 16
Idaho House of Representatives District 17
Idaho House of Representatives District 18
Idaho House of Representatives District 19
Idaho House of Representatives District 20
Idaho House of Representatives District 21
Idaho House of Representatives District 22
Idaho House of Representatives District 23
Idaho House of Representatives District 24
Idaho House of Representatives District 25
Idaho House of Representatives District 26
Idaho House of Representatives District 27
Idaho House of Representatives District 28
Idaho House of Representatives District 29
Idaho House of Representatives District 30
Idaho House of Representatives District 31
Idaho House of Representatives District 32
Idaho House of Representatives District 33
Idaho House of Representatives District 34
Idaho House of Representatives District 35


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