Election dates
ELECTIONS – Amends existing law to revise certain dates regarding when candidates must file their declarations of candidacy and when a candidate may withdraw from a race.

RS31151C1 / S1290

Idaho elections are consolidated to three dates. However, the administrative deadlines county clerks must follow leading up to an election vary across the hundreds of Idaho elected offices ranging from cemetery districts to statewide elected officials. The purpose of this legislation is to standardize the dates and deadlines that county clerks follow in preparing and implementing elections.

This legislation causes no additional expenditure of funds at the state or local level of government nor does it cause an increase or decrease in revenue for state or local government therefore the legislation has no fiscal impact.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/07 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
02/08 Reported Printed; referred to State Affairs
02/14 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
02/15 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
02/23 Read third time in full – PASSED - 32-0-3
AYES – Adams, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – Anthon, Lakey, Ricks(Ricks)
Floor Sponsor - Hartgen
Title apvd - to House
02/26 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
02/26 Read First Time, Referred to State Affairs