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Idaho state executive official elections, 2014

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Partisan breakdown
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Voter turnout
Key deadlines
State executive organization
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Recent news
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Seven state executive positions were up for election in 2014 in the state of Idaho. The general election took place on November 4, 2014, following a primary on May 20.

Idaho is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. The Democratic Party allows unaffiliated voters to vote in their primary. The Republican Party allows only voters registered with their party. Unaffiliated voters can choose to affiliate with a party on election day, but they will be bound to that party at the next election as well.[1]

The following offices were elected in 2014 in Idaho:

In addition to candidate lists and election results, this page includes information about important dates, how the state's executive branch is organized, as well as links to articles about recent news in races across the state.

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held seven of the seven state executive seats up for election in 2014 in Idaho.

Idaho State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 4, 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Republican Party 7 7
     Democratic Party 0 0
Total 7 7
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Governor

  • Republican primary
Governor of Idaho, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngButch Otter Incumbent 51.4% 79,779
Russell Fulcher 43.6% 67,694
Harley D. Brown 3.3% 5,084
Walt Bayes 1.8% 2,753
Total Votes 155,310
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.
  • Democratic primary
Governor of Idaho, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngA.J. Balukoff 65.3% 16,751
Terry Kerr 34.7% 8,887
Total Votes 25,638
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.

Lt. Governor

  • Republican primary
Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Little Incumbent 66.8% 96,780
Jim Chmelik 33.2% 48,099
Total Votes 144,879
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.


  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Attorney General

  • Republican primary
Idaho Attorney General, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence Wasden Incumbent 59.1% 83,850
C.T. "Chris" Troupis 40.9% 58,025
Total Votes 141,875
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.


  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Secretary of State

  • Republican primary
Idaho Secretary of State, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLawerence Denney 37.1% 51,041
Phil McGrane 27.9% 38,336
Evan Frasure 19.3% 26,539
Mitch Toryanski 15.7% 21,630
Total Votes 137,546
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.


  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Treasurer

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary
Idaho Treasurer, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah Silver 84% 19,987
W. Lane Startin 16% 3,803
Total Votes 23,790
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.

Controller

  • Republican primary
Idaho Controller, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrandon Woolf Incumbent 50.9% 68,609
Todd Hatfield 49.1% 66,126
Total Votes 134,735
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Republican primary
Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSherri Ybarra 28.7% 38,604
Randy Jensen 24.5% 32,948
John Eynon 24.2% 32,521
Andrew Grover 22.7% 30,569
Total Votes 134,642
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Governor

Governor of Idaho, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngButch Otter Incumbent 53.5% 235,405
     Democratic A.J. Balukoff 38.6% 169,556
     Libertarian John T. Bujak 4.1% 17,884
     Independent Jill Humble 2% 8,801
     Constitution Steve Pankey 1.2% 5,219
     Independent Pro-Life 0.7% 2,870
     N/A Write-ins 0% 95
Total Votes 439,830
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.


Lt. Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Little Incumbent 62.8% 271,268
     Democratic Bert Marley 32.9% 141,917
     Constitution David Hartigan 4.3% 18,705
Total Votes 431,890
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.

Attorney General

Attorney General of Idaho, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence Wasden Incumbent 68% 289,762
     Democratic Bruce Bistline 32% 136,081
Total Votes 425,843
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.

Secretary of State

Secretary of State of Idaho, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLawerence Denney 56.2% 241,851
     Democratic Holli High Woodings 43.8% 188,353
Total Votes 430,204
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.

Treasurer

Treasurer of Idaho, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Crane Incumbent 61% 260,044
     Democratic Deborah Silver 39% 166,487
Total Votes 426,531
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.

Controller

Brandon Woolf won election without opposition.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Superintendent of Idaho, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSherri Ybarra 50.6% 217,049
     Democratic Jana Jones 49.4% 211,483
Total Votes 428,532
Election Results Idaho Secretary of State.

Voter turnout

Political scientist Michael McDonald's United States Elections Project studied voter turnout in the 2014 election by looking at the percentage of eligible voters who headed to the polls. McDonald used voting-eligible population (VEP), or the number of eligible voters independent of their current registration status, to calculate turnout rates in each state on November 4. He also incorporated ballots cast for the highest office in each state into his calculation. He estimated that 81,687,059 ballots were cast in the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, representing 35.9 percent of the VEP.[11] By comparison, 61.6 percent of VEP voted in the 2008 presidential election and 58.2 percent of VEP voted in the 2012 presidential election.[12]

Quick facts

  • According to PBS Newshour, voter turnout in the 2014 midterms was the lowest since the 1942 midterms, which took place during the nation's involvement in World War II.[13]
  • Forty-three states and the District of Columbia failed to surpass 50 percent turnout in McDonald's analysis.
  • The three states with the lowest turnout according to McDonald's analysis were Texas (28.3 percent), Tennessee (28.6 percent) and Indiana (28.8 percent).
  • Maine (58.5 percent), Wisconsin (56.5 percent) and Colorado (54.5 percent) were the three states with the highest turnout.
  • There were only 12 states that increased voter turnout in 2014 compared to the 2010 midterm elections.[14]
Voter turnout rates, 2014
State Total votes counted  % voter eligible population Top statewide office up for election Size of lead (Raw votes) Size of lead (%)
Alabama 1,191,274 33.2 Governor 320,319 27.2
Alaska 285,431 54.4 Governor 4,004 1.6
Arizona 1,537,671 34.1 Governor 143,951 12.5
Arkansas 852,642 40.1 Governor 118,664 14
California 7,513,972 30.8 Governor 1,065,748 17.8
Colorado 2,080,071 54.5 Governor 50,395 2.4
Connecticut 1,096,509 42.5 Governor 26,603 2.5
Delaware 234,038 34.4 Attorney General 31,155 13.6
District of Columbia 177,176 35.8 Mayor 27,934 19
Florida 6,026,802 43.3 Governor 66,127 1.1
Georgia 2,596,947 38.5 Governor 202,685 8
Hawaii 369,554 36.5 Governor 45,323 12.4
Idaho 445,307 39.6 Governor 65,852 14.9
Illinois 3,680,417 40.9 Governor 171,900 4.9
Indiana 1,387,622 28.8 Secretary of State 234,978 17.8
Iowa 1,142,284 50.2 Governor 245,548 21.8
Kansas 887,023 43.4 Governor 33,052 3.9
Kentucky 1,435,868 44 U.S. Senate 222,096 15.5
Louisiana 1,472,039 43.8 U.S. Senate 16,401 1.1
Maine 616,996 58.5 Governor 29,820 4.9
Maryland 1,733,177 41.5 Governor 88,648 6.1
Massachusetts 2,186,789 44.6 Governor 40,361 1.9
Michigan 3,188,956 43.2 Governor 129,547 4.3
Minnesota 1,992,613 50.5 Governor 109,776 5.6
Mississippi 631,858 28.9 U.S. Senate 141,234 33
Missouri 1,426,303 31.8 Auditor 684,074 53.6
Montana 373,831 47.3 U.S. Senate 65,262 17.9
Nebraska 552,115 41.5 Governor 97,678 18.7
Nevada 547,349 29 Governor 255,793 46.7
New Hampshire 495,565 48.4 Governor 24,924 5.2
New Jersey 1,955,042 32.5 N/A N/A N/A
New Mexico 512,805 35.7 Governor 73,868 14.6
New York 3,930,310 29 Governor 476,252 13.4
North Carolina 2,939,767 41.2 U.S. Senate 48,511 1.7
North Dakota 255,128 45 U.S. House At-large seat 42,214 17.1
Ohio 3,149,876 36.2 Governor 933,235 30.9
Oklahoma 824,831 29.8 Governor 122,060 14.7
Oregon 1,541,782 53.5 Governor 59,029 4.5
Pennsylvania 3,495,866 36 Governor 339,261 9.8
Rhode Island 329,212 42.2 Governor 14,346 4.5
South Carolina 1,261,611 35.2 Governor 179,089 14.6
South Dakota 282,291 44.9 Governor 124,865 45.1
Tennessee 1,374,065 28.6 Governor 642,214 47.5
Texas 4,727,208 28.3 Governor 957,973 20.4
Utah 577,973 30.2 Attorney General 173,819 35.2
Vermont 193,087 38.8 Governor 2,095 1.1
Virginia 2,194,346 36.6 U.S. Senate 16,727 0.8
Washington 2,123,901 43.1 N/A N/A N/A
West Virginia 451,498 31.2 U.S. Senate 124,667 27.6
Wisconsin 2,410,314 56.5 Governor 137,607 5.7
Wyoming 168,390 39.3 Governor 52,703 33.6

Note: Information from the United States Elections Project was last updated on December 16, 2014.

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 20, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 19, 2014 Last day for State Board of Canvassers to meet to canvass the general election
January 5, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election

State executive organization

Executive officials in Idaho are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges. The following chart details the relationship among different branches of Idaho's state government:

Idaho exec org chart.png

Ballotpedia reports

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