Voter guides
ELECTIONS – Amends and adds to existing law to require the Secretary of State to prepare voter guides to be distributed to every household in the state no later than 30 days before an election.

RS31157 / S1273

This legislation requires the Secretary of State’s Office to prepare a comprehensive voters’ guide for primary and general elections, to be distributed to every household in Idaho. Currently, the Secretary of State’s Office produces and distributes a voters’ pamphlet when a ballot contains a constitutional amendment pursuant to Idaho Code Section 67-453, or an initiative or referendum measure pursuant to Idaho Code Section 34-1812C. This legislation expands this resource by also including information about candidates for federal, state and county offices and other election information, including voter registration and voting requirements, important dates, and county clerk contact information.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/02 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
02/05 Reported Printed; referred to State Affairs
02/16 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
02/19 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
02/26 Read third time in full – PASSED - 22-13-0
AYES – Adams, Bernt, Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hartgen, Just, Lee, Lent, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow
NAYS – Anthon, Bjerke, Foreman, Forsmann(Carlson), Hart, Herndon, Lakey, Lenney, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Toews, Trakel, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Den Hartog
Title apvd - to House
02/27 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
02/27 Read First Time, Referred to State Affairs