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Idaho elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Idaho
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Idaho
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Idaho

The state of Idaho will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Idaho
Filing deadline for state legislature candidates March 3, 2014
Signature filing deadline for party and independent candidates March 14, 2014
Filing deadline for write-in candidates for primary election April 22, 2014
Voter registration deadline for primary election April 25, 2014
Primary election date May 20, 2014
Filing deadline for statewide ballot measures July 4, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 10, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Idaho in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (1 measures) Unscheduled electiond
Local ballot measures Scheduled electiona
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Idaho

Idaho State Legislature


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2014 and Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in Idaho
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Race background
1.3 Issues
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U.S. Senate elections in Idaho

See also: United States Senate elections in Idaho, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Idaho will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

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 election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Jim Risch (R). Risch was first elected in 2008.

Candidates


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

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Incumbent Jim Risch first won election in 2008 by 24 points, and according to most sources there is little reason to believe he would win by less than that in 2014.[2] No Democrat has been elected to the Senate from Idaho since 1974, and a Democrat has been elected only once to the House since 1992.[2]

Issues


Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[3] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Jim Risch voted with the Republican Party against the bill.[4]

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1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Idaho
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Idaho

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Idaho will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect two candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's two congressional districts. 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]

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds both of the two congressional seats from Idaho.

Members of the U.S. House from Idaho -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
     Republican Party 2 Pending
Total 2 2

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the two congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Raul Labrador Ends.png Republican 1
Michael K. Simpson Ends.png Republican 2

List of candidates by district


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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State executive official elections in Idaho

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See also: Idaho state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Idaho
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Eight state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Idaho.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Idaho:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor


General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Lieutenant Governor


General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Attorney General


General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Secretary of State


General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Ron Crane
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1999 Yes[25]
Controller Brandon Woolf
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2012 Yes[26]
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna
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2007 No[27][28]

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State Senate election in Idaho

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See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Idaho State Senate:

Idaho State Senate
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 7 Pending
     Republican Party 28 Pending
Total 35 35

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

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

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State House elections in Idaho

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See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Idaho House of Representatives:

Idaho House of Representatives
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 13 Pending
     Republican Party 57 Pending
Total 70 70

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Idaho

See also: Idaho 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Zero ballot measures have been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Idaho.

Potential measures


Citizen initiatives

Type Title Subject Description

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Local ballot measure elections in Idaho

See also: Local ballot measures, Idaho and Local ballot measure elections in 2014

Elections by date


Click below for more information about local ballot measure elections on:


...click here for all 2014 Idaho local measures.

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School board elections in Idaho

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Idaho school board elections, 2014

Elections by date


Note: Last updated February 1, 2014

A total of 670 school districts are holding elections for 2,153 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Idaho school board elections in chronological order:

September 2, 2014


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Voting in Idaho

See also: Voting in Idaho

Important voting information

  • Idaho uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
  • As of July 2014, Idaho is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Idaho, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Idaho is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins as soon as ballots become available and ends at 5 p.m. the Friday before election day.[29]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Idaho ranked 48th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Idaho received an overall score of 48%.[30]

See also

References

  1. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Huffington Post "Senate 2014: How Much Money Do The Candidates Have?" accessed February 25, 2013
  3. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  4. Senate.gov, "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Idaho Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Candidate List," accessed March 17, 2014
  6. Federal Election Commission, "Shirley Ringo," accessed October 30, 2013
  7. Federal Election Commission, "Bryan Smith," accessed October 30, 2013
  8. Idaho Reporter, "Otter announces 2014 re-election run," December 15, 2011
  9. The Spokesman Review, "Democrat A.J. Balukoff launches Idaho governor campaign," December 4, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Idaho Secretary of State, "List of All Candidate Declarations for 2014," accessed March 15, 2014
  11. Pro-Life for Governor of Idaho 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed August 12, 2013
  12. Russ Fulcher for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed October 22, 2013
  13. ‘’Idaho Statesman,’’ “Sen. Fulcher announces run for governor,” November 24, 2013
  14. Brad Little For Idaho 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," September 3, 2013
  15. Bert Marley for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed February 19, 2014
  16. The Spokesman-Review, "Candidates enter Idaho’s May 20 primary," March 15, 2014
  17. Idaho State Journal, "Idaho County Commissioner to challenge Lt. Gov. Little," January 23, 2014
  18. The Idaho Statesman, "Wasden says he'll seek record fourth term as Idaho attorney general," September 16, 2013
  19. The Republic, Idaho AG Lawrence Wasden says he'll run again in 2014, September 16, 2013
  20. Lawerence Denney for Secretary of State 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 5, 2013
  21. Holli Woodings for Secretary of State 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed February 2, 2014
  22. http://evanfrasure.com/ Evan Frasure for Secretary of State 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 23, 2013]
  23. Mitch Toryanski for Secretary of State 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 5, 2013
  24. Idaho Statesman, "McGrane joins Idaho secretary of state race to succeed Ben Ysursa," December 11, 2013
  25. KMVT.com, "Treasurer Ron Crane announces bid for re-election," March 3, 2014
  26. The Idaho-Statesman, "Otter, McGrane, Toryanski, Woodings among earlier filers for 2014 Idaho election," March 3, 2014
  27. State EdWatch, "Idaho K-12 Chief Tom Luna Announces He Won't Seek Another Term in 2014," January 27, 2014
  28. The Idaho Spokesman, "Idaho schools chief Tom Luna won't seek re-election," January 28, 2014
  29. Long Distance Voter, "Early Voting Rules: Idaho," accessed December 18, 2013
  30. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014