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This page details Idaho signature requirements. In many states, the signatures of registered voters must be collected to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures.

Federal offices

U.S. Senate

Partisan candidates for the U.S. Senate must file a declaration of candidacy accompanied by a $500 filing fee. In lieu of the filing fee, candidates may also submit a petition containing the signatures of 1,000 registered voters. Independent candidates must file a declaration of candidacy and a petition containing the signatures of 1,000 registered voters--they may not elect to pay the filing fee.[1][2][3]

Write-in candidates must file a declaration of intent. They may participate in either the primary or general election. However, for a write-in candidate to be nominated in a U.S. Senate primary, they must garner at least 1,000 votes. If the candidate wins the nomination, they must pay the filing fee in order to appear on the general election ballot.[4]

U.S. House

Partisan candidates for the U.S. House must file a declaration of candidacy accompanied by a $300 filing fee. In lieu of the filing fee, candidates may also submit a petition containing the signatures of 500 voters registered in the district. Independent candidates must file a declaration of candidacy and a petition containing the signatures of 500 voters registered in the district--they may not elect to pay the filing fee.[1][2][3]

Write-in candidates must file a declaration of intent. They may participate in either the primary or general election. However, for a write-in candidate to be nominated in a U.S. House primary, they must garner at least 500 votes. If the candidate wins the nomination, they must pay the filing fee in order to appear on the general election ballot.[4]

Filing deadlines

2014

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 U.S. Congress elections

The 2014 filing deadline for both partisan and independent candidates seeking to participate in the primary and general election, respectively, is March 14, 2014. For write-in candidates seeking to participate in the primary, the filing deadline is April 22, 2014. For write-in candidates who participated in the primary and must pay a filing fee for access to the general election ballot, the filing deadline is June 13, 2014. For all other write-in candidates just seeking access to the general election ballot, the filing deadline is October 7, 2014.[5]

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections

Partisan and independent candidates had to file with the Secretary of State by March 9. Write-in candidates had to file a declaration of intent with the Secretary of State by April 17 for the primary election and by October 9 for the general election.[6]

State offices

Statewide executive offices

Partisan candidates for statewide office must file a declaration of candidacy accompanied by a $200 filing fee ($300 for gubernatorial candidates). In lieu of the filing fee, candidates may also submit a petition containing the signatures of 1,000 registered voters. Independent candidates must file a declaration of candidacy and a petition containing the signatures of 1,000 registered voters--they may not elect to pay the filing fee.[1][2][3]

Write-in candidates must file a declaration of intent. They may participate in either the primary or general election. However, for a write-in candidate to be nominated in a statewide primary, they must garner at least 1,000 votes. If the candidate wins the nomination, they must pay the filing fee in order to appear on the general election ballot.[4]

State legislature

Partisan candidates for the legislature must file a declaration of candidacy accompanied by a $30 filing fee. In lieu of the filing fee, candidates may also submit a petition containing the signatures of 50 voters registered in the district. Independent candidates must file a declaration of candidacy and a petition containing the signatures of 50 voters registered in the district--they may not elect to pay the filing fee.[1][2][3]

Write-in candidates must file a declaration of intent. They may participate in either the primary or general election. However, for a write-in candidate to be nominated in a U.S. House primary, they must garner at least 50 votes. If the candidate wins the nomination, they must pay the filing fee in order to appear on the general election ballot.[4]

Filing deadlines

2014

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections

The 2014 filing deadline for both partisan and independent candidates seeking to participate in the primary and general election, respectively, is March 14, 2014. For write-in candidates seeking to participate in the primary, the filing deadline is April 22, 2014. For write-in candidates who participated in the primary and must pay a filing fee for access to the general election ballot, the filing deadline is June 13, 2014. For all other write-in candidates just seeking access to the general election ballot, the filing deadline is October 7, 2014.[7]

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2011 state government elections

Partisan and independent candidates had to file with the Secretary of State by March 9. Write-in candidates had to file a declaration of intent with the Secretary of State by April 17 for the primary election and by October 9 for the general election.[6]

Ballot measures

The signature requirements are as follows: The number of signatures required is equal to 6% of the registered voters as of the last general election in each of at least 18 legislative districts; provided, however, the total number of signatures shall be equal to or greater than 6% of the qualified electors in the state at the time of the last general election.

Year Statute Veto referendum
2014 53,751 53,751
2012 47,432 47,432
2010 51,712 51,712
2008 45,893 45,893

DocumentIcon.jpg See law: Idaho Statutes, Title 34, Chapter 18, Section 34-1805 & SB 1108

Basis of calculation

For an initiated state statute or a veto referendum, signatures collected on petitions must be equal to 6% of qualified electors in the last general election. In November 2010, there were 790,531 such voters[8].

Distribution requirements

Idaho does not have a distribution requirement. It used to have a distribution requirement requiring 6% of the signatures from each of 22 of Idaho's 44 counties. This rule was struck down in 2001 by a federal court in Idaho Coalition United for Bears v. Cenarrusa.[9]

Recall

  • For recall, signatures equal to 20% of eligible voters in the last election for the office to be recalled, are required in signatures. The petition must be circulated within 75 days. Judicial officers cannot be recalled.

Signature deadlines

2014

See also: Petition drive deadlines, 2014

The 2014 deadline to submit signatures in order to qualify initiatives on the Idaho ballot is May 1, 2014.[10]

2012

For initiated state statutes or veto referendums, the deadline to submit signatures is either 18 months after receiving an approved ballot title from the Secretary of State or April 30, 2012 (if scheduled on the 2012 ballot), whichever is earlier.[11] [12].

See also

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