Check out our primary election voter guide

Idaho Education News Monday published a voter guide for legislative races in the upcoming primary election. 

We asked candidates about their most important education priorities and where they stand on controversial education issues dividing the Legislature: school choice and Idaho Launch, Gov. Brad Little’s fledgling workforce training scholarship program. 

All 105 seats in the Legislature are up for election this year, but our voter guide doesn’t cover all of them. We selected races with an education nexus — contests with education committee members, for example, or races that feature candidates likely to affect change on education policy. Uncontested primaries were excluded. 

Most candidates responded to our questions, and we noted those who did not. The responses were unedited.

To read our voter guide click here.  

EdNews in the coming weeks will publish stories diving deeper into notable races. For instance, a three-way contest in eastern Idaho threatens the co-chair of the Legislature’s powerful budget committee; three hardliners on the Senate Education Committee face well-funded opponents; and upstart challengers are testing the incumbent leaders of the House Education Committee. 

Voters can check the secretary of state’s website for information on registering to vote, early and absentee voting and polling locations. See whether you’re registered to vote at your current address here

The GOP primary is closed, meaning only registered Republicans can participate, but the Democratic primary is open to anyone, regardless of party affiliation. 

Election day is May 21, and polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Ryan Suppe

Ryan Suppe

Senior reporter Ryan Suppe covers education policy, focusing on K-12 schools. He previously reported on state politics, local government and business for newspapers in the Treasure Valley and Eastern Idaho. A Nevada native, Ryan enjoys golf, skiing and movies. Follow him on Twitter: @ryansuppe. Contact him at [email protected]

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