Idaho lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

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The Idaho lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010 following a primary election on May 25, 2010.[1] The deadline for submission of nominating signatures to qualify for the primary ballot was March 19, 2010. Polls were open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on all election day, with county clerks having the discretion to open polls an hour earlier, at 7:00 am, if needed to accommodate voters[2].

Eldon Wallace of the Democratic Party had no primary challenger, while Republicans sent their incumbent Lt. Governor, Brad Little on to seek a second term in November. Little secured a second term alongside fellow Republican Butch Otter. The pair began their new terms in January of 2011.

Though it was not in place for the primaries, Idaho's new law requiring voter's to present personal identification at the polls became effective for the general election.[3]

Idaho is one of 17 states that holds entirely separate gubernatorial and lt. gubernatorial elections. On November 2, 2010, Democrat Eldon Wallace and Brad Little, the incumbent Republican, faced one another.

The November Ballot – Who Made It? Idaho Lieutenant Governor[4]
Nominee Affiliation
Eldon Wallace Democrat
Brad Little Republican
Paul Venable Constitution Party
This lists candidates who won their state's primary or convention, or who were unopposed, and who were officially certified for the November ballot by their state's election authority.

November 2, 2010 general election results

By law, the Secretary of State had to certify results by the 18th of the month (see Sec. 34-1215, Idaho Code). The results were certified as of November 15.[5]

Idaho Lieutenant Governor, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Little Incumbent 67.8% 299,979
     Democratic Eldon Wallace 27.2% 120,174
     Constitution Paul Venable 5% 22,007
Total Votes 442,160
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State




  • Joshua Blessinger
  • Brad Little, Idaho's incumbent Lt. Governor
  • Steven Dana Pankey


May 18, 2010 primary

2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Democrat Primary[6]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Eldon Wallace (D) 100.00%
Total votes 23,960
2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Republican Primary[7]
Candidates Percentage
Joshua Blessinger (R) 18.9%
Green check mark.jpg Brad Little (R) 67.5%
Steven Dana Pankey (R) 13.6%
Total votes 141,357

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