The Green Papers: Idaho 2018 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2018. Find 2019 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 15 May 2018
✓ General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Friday 9 March 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 15 May 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 8:00a-8:00p MDT (1400-0200 UTC) / 8:00a-8:00p PDT (1500-0300 UTC). Local option allows polling places to open at 7 AM. A sizable part of IDAHO is in PT but, as the MT section is the much more populated portion of the state, the networks consider that "most of the polls in IDAHO" are closed by 8 PM MT.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours 8:00a-8:00p MST (1500-0300 UTC) / 8:00a-8:00p PST (1600-0400 UTC). Local option allows polling places to open at 7 AM. A sizable part of IDAHO is in PT but, as the MT section is the much more populated portion of the state, the networks consider that "most of the polls in IDAHO" are closed by 8 PM MT.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,573,499 (0.51% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Boise
 

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Idaho State and Local Government


Constitution, Independent, and Libertarian candidates do not appear on the primary ballot.


2018 Primary and General Election Calendar from the Idaho Secretary Of State.

Primary Candidate List and
General Candidate List from the Idaho Secretary Of State.

15 May 2018 Primary: Returns from the Idaho Secretary of State.
Results from Politico.


6 November 2018:
2018 Official General Candidate List from the Idaho Secretary Of State.
Certified eturns from the Idaho Secretary of State.
Results from KTBV.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  James E. "Jim" Risch
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  James E. "Jim" Risch
FEC S8ID00092

Class 3 Republican Senator  Michael D. "Mike" Crapo
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004, 2010, 2016.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1992, 1994, 1996]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Michael D. "Mike" Crapo
FEC S8ID00027

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Chair - 14 October 2014: "Won't run for a fourth term" in 2018.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 361,661 59.77% Lieutenant Governor  Brad Little
29 June 2016: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Democratic 231,081 38.19% former state Representative  Paulette E. Jordan
  Candidate Libertarian 6,551 1.08% Bev "Angel" Boeck
  Candidate Constitution 5,787 0.96% Walter L.. Bayes
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 51 0.01% Lisa Marie
Total 605,131 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected separately from Governor

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Lieutenant Governor  Brad Little
First appointed: 6 January 2009 (upon the ascention of Lt. Governor Jim Risch to the U.S. Senate). First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 29 June 2016: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 356,507 59.73% former state Representative Janice McGeachin
  Candidate Democratic 240,355 40.27% Kristin Collum
Total 596,862 100.00%  

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Republican (1 Open, 1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Raúl Rafael Labrador
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - Ran for but lost his party's nomination for Governor in 2018.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (7, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 197,719 62.75% former state Senator Russ Fulcher
25 August 2016: Announced he is a candidate for Governor.
15 June 2017: Announced that he is a candidate for the U.S. House CD 1.

FEC H8ID01124; 26 Nov 18; Tot $900,478; Dsb $888,047
  Candidate Democratic 96,922 30.76% Cristina Ana McNeil
FEC H8ID01215; 26 Nov 18; Tot $22,875; Dsb $16,264
  Candidate Independent 6,188 1.96% Natalie M. Fleming
FEC H8ID01223
  Candidate Libertarian 5,435 1.73% William Scott "W. Scott" Howard
FEC H8ID01199; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,418; Dsb $2,371
  Candidate Independent 4,479 1.42% Paul Farmer
FEC H8ID01231
  Candidate Constitution 3,181 1.01% Marvin Thomas "Pro-Life" Richardson
Pro-Life (a person, formerly known as Marvin Richardson)

FEC H2ID01150
  Candidate Independent 1,054 0.33% Gordon Joe Counsil
FEC H6ID01243
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 91 0.03% Michael J. Rath
FEC H8ID01249
Total 315,069 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 170,274 60.67% Congressman  Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson
FEC H8ID02064; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,105,201; Dsb $934,614
  Candidate Democratic 110,381 39.33% Carlton Aaron "Aaron" Swisher
FEC H8ID02148; 26 Nov 18; Tot $133,271; Dsb $125,165
Total 280,655 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State  Lawerence E. Denney
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 370,654 62.53% Secretary of State  Lawerence E. Denney
  Candidate Democratic 222,073 37.47% Jill Humble
Total 592,727 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  Lawrence G. Wasden
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 384,791 65.43% Attorney General  Lawrence G. Wasden
  Candidate Democratic 203,283 34.57% Bruce S. Bistline
Total 588,074 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Treasurer  Ron G. Crane
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - Retiring
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) and Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Elected Republican 465,109 100.00% former state Representative Julie A. Ellsworth
Total 465,109 100.00%  

Controller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Republican Controller  Brandon D. Woolf
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
Appointed: May 2012 (as temporary Controller, re: Controller Donna M. Jones' [Republican] car accident); re-appointed (for the remainder of the term, re: Controller Jones' retirement): 15 October 2012. First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Elected Republican 465,105 100.00% Controller  Brandon D. Woolf
Total 465,105 100.00%  

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Republican Public Instruction Superintendent  Sherri Ybarra
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 305,977 51.47% Public Instruction Superintendent  Sherri Ybarra
  Candidate Democratic 288,488 48.53% Idaho Board of Correction Member  Cindy Wilson
Total 594,465 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 7 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 11 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Christian Liberty
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
Independents
  Independent: 5 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Idaho Secretary of State Election Division
  IdahoVotes.gov
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Idaho Legislature
  Idaho Legislature
Democratic
  Idaho Democratic Party
Republican
  The Idaho Republican Party
Third Party
  America First Party of Idaho
  Christian Liberty Party of Idaho
  Green Party of Idaho
  Justice Party of Idaho
  Right to Life of Idaho
  The Constitution Party of Idaho 6 August 2018: Disaffiliates from National Party.
Media & others
  Coeur d'Alene Press
  Idaho Press-Tribune
  Idaho Public Television
  KIFI TV - ABC - Idaho Falls
  KMVT TV-11 (CBS - Twin Falls)
  KTVB TV - NBC - Boise
  Moscow-Pullman Daily News
  Pocatello Idaho State Journal
  Politics1.com - Idaho
  South Idaho Press
  The Challis Messenger
  The Idaho Statesman - Boise
  The Lewiston Tribune
  The MountainGoat Report
  The Times-News - Twin Falls
  Wood River Journal - Hailey

 


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