Are you ready to vote in the general election on Tuesday?
If not, we’ve got you covered.
To help all Idahoans be informed voters, we’ve put together some last-minute prep materials for you to look over before Election Day.
Make sure you’re registered to vote by using the secretary of state’s voter record search tool. If you aren’t registered, you can do so on Tuesday at your polling place with a valid form of identification and proof of address.
Head to vote.idaho.gov to find your polling place, check your absentee ballot status and find other voting information.
To find your sample ballot, search for your county on the secretary of state’s elections information website, and follow the corresponding link. You can also find a general sample ballot with just the statewide races.
Each voter will have the chance to select candidates for seven statewide offices, three legislative seats and two seats in Congress.
County positions, community college trustee races, and bonds and levies will appear on some ballots, depending on where you live.
Voters will also see a proposed amendment to the Idaho Constitution and an advisory question on their ballots. The amendment would give the Legislature the power to call a special session – a tool that is currently reserved for the governor. The advisory question relates to the Sept. 1 special session, during which the Legislature approved sweeping tax cuts, rebates and a $410 million boost for education. The question asks voters to approve or disapprove the actions taken during the special session.
For further reading, check out the articles and information listed below:
EdNews has closely covered the race for state superintendent of public instruction. Follow these links to get acquainted with the candidates and review what’s happened in their campaigns so far:
- Meet Debbie Critchfield, Republican nominee for state superintendent
- Meet Terry Gilbert, Democratic nominee for state superintendent
- The GOP candidate’s answers to EdNews’ candidate questionnaire
- The Democratic candidate’s answers to EdNews’ candidate questionnaire
- EdNews reporter Kevin Richert’s podcast interviews with Critchfield and with Gilbert
- Assembling an awkward alliance, Critchfield builds on fundraising edge
- Superintendent candidates gear up for final weeks to election.
- IPTV debate: Candidates spar over a variety of Idaho education policies
- KTVB debate: Superintendent candidates talk critical race theory, school choice
We’ve also covered the contentious College of Western Idaho and North Idaho College trustee races. Find out more here:
- CWI candidates pledge collaboration – but split on spending issues
- Analysis: A stealth election will shape CWI’s future
- Two years later, NIC faces another pivotal trustee election
- Big money in the CWI races, and more news from the sunshine reports
The once-sleepy race for attorney general has gained traction over the last few months. Read reporter Kevin Richert’s analysis of the race’s unanticipated developments here:
Three Idaho school districts are floating bonds or levies on their local ballots. One bond request is the largest in state history. Learn more here, from reporter Devin Bodkin:
- Nov. 8: A $266.1 million school election day
- Idaho Falls parents split over the idea of split sessions or year-round school
- Opposition group blasts prospect of revised class schedules if Idaho Falls bond fails
- Idaho Falls patrons voice concerns about proposed $250 million bond
- Idaho Falls wades into record-setting bond campaign
- Idaho Falls to float a $250 million bond for new and updated schools
Check back for EdNews’ election coverage Tuesday night.