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IDAHO SECRETARY OF STATE
Elections, Campaign Disclosure and Lobbyists

Ben Ysursa, Secretary of State

2014 IDAHO PRIMARY and GENERAL ELECTION CALENDAR

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This edition of the 2014 Election Calendar is subject to amendatory change during the 2014 session of the Idaho Legislature. If changes occur, an updated version will be published. Last updated April 2013.

November 21, 2013

Last day for a political party qualified to participate in the Primary Election (May 20) to notify the Secretary of State in writing of who may participate in their Primary Election. (Sec. 34-904A, Idaho Code)

December 2013

County Clerk publishes the election calendar for 2014. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)

January 15

Last day for County Commissioners to establish election precincts. (Sec. 34-301, Idaho Code)

January 17 (Changed March 22, 2013)

Last day to supply wording and resolution to the County Clerk for a bond or levy election by a school district or a recall election by any political subdivision which is ordered for the March 11 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)

January 24

Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for joint districts for the March 11 election.  (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)

January 30

Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the March 11 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)

February 7

Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to March 11 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)

February 7

County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the March 11 election.

February 7

County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the March 11 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.

February 28 - March 7

County Clerk publishes the notice of candidate filing deadline for the May 20 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)

February 14

Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the March 11 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a March 11 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

February 15-25

County Clerk to mail ballots for the March 11 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)

February 27

First notice of election is published for the March 11 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)

February 27

Last day for the County Clerk to receive written requests for the purpose of authorizing persons to act as challengers at the polling place for the March 11 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)

March 3

First day for filing declarations of candidacy of all candidates, including independents, with the Secretary of State or County Clerk for the Primary (May 20) and General (November 4) Elections. (Sec. 34-704 and 34-708, Idaho Code)

March 3

First day for filing declarations of candidacy for candidates for the May 20 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)

March 5

Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the March 11 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

March 6

Second notice of election for the March 11 election is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Facsimile sample ballot published at this time. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602, 34-1406, and 34-2425, Idaho Code, and Secretary of State Directive)

March 7

Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 11 election at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

March 11

Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the March 11 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)

March 11

Election 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m. (Sec. 34-106 and 34-1101, Idaho Code)

March 11

County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., if the county is holding an election. (Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code)

March 12

Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

March 14

Last day for an elector currently registered by party to change party affiliation or become “Unaffiliated” by filing a signed form with the County Clerk for the Primary Election (May 20). (Sec. 34-411A, Idaho Code)

March 14

Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates, including independents, with the Secretary of State or County Clerk for the Primary (May 20) and General (November 4) Elections. (Sec. 34-704 and 34-708, Idaho Code)

March 14

Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the May 20 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)

March 17

Last day for the Secretary of State to certify candidates to Legislative District and State Central Committees for the Primary (May 20) and General (November 4) Elections. (Sec. 34-706, Idaho Code)

March 17

Last day for the County Clerk to certify candidates to the County Central Committees for the Primary (May 20) and General (November 4) Elections. (Sec. 34-706, Idaho Code)

March 21

Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the March 11 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

March 21

County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the March 11 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

March 21

Last day for precinct committeemen to supply a list for precinct election personnel for the Primary Election (May 20). (Sec. 34-303, Idaho Code)

March 21

Last day for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify the nominees and any special questions placed by action of the governing board of the political subdivision for the May 20 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)

March 21 (Changed March 22, 2013)

Last day for a political subdivision to supply wording and resolution to the County Clerk for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum, recall or any other ballot question ordered for the May 20 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)

March 24

Last day for the Secretary of State to certify candidates to the County Clerks for the Primary Election (May 20). (Sec. 34-705, Idaho Code)

April 1

Last day for County Commissioners to designate mail ballot precincts for all elections. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)

April 4

Last day for political parties to supply the name of its county chairman or alternate to the County Clerk in order to have witnesses accompany the County Clerk or Deputy Clerk in the delivery of absentee ballots for the Primary Election (May 20). (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code)

April 4

Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the district for the May 20 election. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1407, Idaho Code)

April 4

Last day a candidate may withdraw before the Primary Election (May 20). This includes both partisan candidates and candidates for political subdivisions. (Sec. 34-717 and 34-1405A, Idaho Code)

April 4

Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for joint districts for the May 20 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)

April 4

Last day for the County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the Primary Election (May 20) to voters who requested absentee ballots prior to the 45th day before the election. (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)

April 10

Last day for the Secretary of State to provide form of sample Primary Election (May 20) ballot. (Sec. 34-712, Idaho Code)

April 10

Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the May 20 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)

April 18

Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the Primary Election (May 20). (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)

April 18

County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the May 20 election.

April 22

Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate for the Primary Election (May 20) with the Secretary of State or County Clerk. This filing date is for federal, state, legislative, or county candidates. (Sec. 34-702A, Idaho Code)

April 25

Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 20). Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

April 26 - May 6

County Clerk to mail ballots for the May 20 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)

May 1

Last day to submit initiative petition signatures to the County Clerk by the close of business. This date is dependent upon when the 18 month circulation period started. (Sec. 34-1802, Idaho Code)

May 8

First notice of election is published for the Primary Election (May 20) by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)

May 8

Last day for the County Clerk to receive written requests for the purpose of authorizing persons to act as watchers and challengers at the polling place for the May 20 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)

May 9

Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the March 11 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)

May 14

Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 20). (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

May 15

Second notice of Primary Election (May 20) is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Facsimile sample ballot published at this time. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602, 34-1406, and 34-2425, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)

May 16

Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 20) at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

May 20

Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 20). (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)

May 20

Primary Election -- 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m. (Sec. 34-106 and 34-1101, Idaho Code)

May 20

County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code)

May 21

Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

May 27

Last day for the Board of County Canvassers to meet and canvass the vote for the Primary Election (May 20). (The last day for the Board of County Commissioners to canvass the election results for the political subdivisions for the May 20 election is May 30. However, it is recommended that both canvass’ be done at the same time.) (Sec. 34-1205 and 34-1410, Idaho Code)

May 28

County Clerk issues certificates of nomination or election to candidates and certifies to the Secretary of State for the Primary Election (May 20). (Sec. 34-1208, Idaho Code)

May 30

County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the May 20 election.  This date depends upon the date the County Board of Canvassers meets. The results should be certified to the political subdivision immediately after the County Canvassers meet. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

May 30

Last day for county central committee to meet and elect officers. (Sec. 34-502, Idaho Code)

May 31 (Saturday)

Last day for legislative district central committees to meet and elect officers. (Sec. 34-503, Idaho Code)

June 2

Clerk of the political subdivision issues certificates of election for the May 20 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

June 4

Last day for State Board of Canvassers to meet to canvass the Primary Election (May 20). (Sec. 34-1211, Idaho Code)

June 5

Secretary of State issues certificates of nomination or election for the Primary Election (May 20). (Sec. 34-1214, Idaho Code)

June 6

Last day for county write-in candidates to pay filing fee for placement on the General Election (November 4) ballot. This date is dependent upon the day of the county canvass--10 days after canvass. (Sec. 34-702, Idaho Code)

June 13

Last day for federal, state and legislative write-in candidates to pay filing fee for placement on the General Election (November 4) ballot. This date is dependent upon the day of the state canvass--10 days after canvass. (Sec. 34-702, Idaho Code)

June 30

Last day for County Clerk to verify initiative petition signatures. This is dependent upon the last day to submit initiative petition signatures to the County Clerk – 60 calendar days from the submission of signatures. (Sec. 34-1802, Idaho Code)

July 7 (Changed March 22, 2013

Last day to supply wording and resolution to the County Clerk for a bond or levy election by a school district or a recall election by any political subdivision which is ordered for the August 26 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)

July 11

Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for joint districts for the August 26 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)

July 17

Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the August 26 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)

July 18

Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the Primary Election (May 20). (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)

July 23 - 30

County Clerk publishes the notice of candidate filing for the Single Countywide Highway District candidates for the November 4 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)

July 25

Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the August 26 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)

July 25

County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the August 26 election.

July 25

County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the August 26 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.

August 1

Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the August 26 election. Registration closes in those districts holding an August 26 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

August 2-12

County Clerk to mail ballots for the August 26 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)

August 6

Last day for Magistrates up for retention to file declarations of candidacy with the County Clerk for the General Election (November 4). (Sec. 1-2220, Idaho Code)

August 6

Last day for Highway District Commissioners in a single countywide district to file declarations of candidacy with the County Clerk for the General Election (November 4). (Sec. 34-625 and 34-625A, Idaho Code)

August 14

First notice of election is published for the August 26 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)

August 14

Last day for the County Clerk to receive written requests for the purpose of authorizing persons to act as challengers at the polling place for the August 26 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)

August 18 - 25

County Clerk publishes the notice of candidate filing  deadline for political subdivision candidates for the November 4 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)

August 20

Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the August 26 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

August 21

Second notice of election for the August 26 election is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Facsimile sample ballot published at this time. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602, 34-1406 and 34-2425, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)

August 22

Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the August 26 election at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

August 26

Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the August 26 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)

August 26

Election 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m. (Sec. 34-106 and 34-1101, Idaho Code)

August 26

County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., if county is holding an election. (Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code)

August 27

Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

August 30

Last day for new political party formation petitions to be filed with the Secretary of State. (Sec. 34-501, Idaho Code)

September 1 (Holiday)

Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the November 4 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)

September 5

Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the August 26 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

September 5

County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the August 26 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

September 5 (Changed March 22, 2013)

Last day for a political subdivision to supply wording and resolution to the County Clerk for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum, recall or any other ballot question ordered for the November 4 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)

September 7

Last day for Secretary of State to forward General Election (November 4) sample ballots to the County Clerks. (Sec. 34-909, Idaho Code)

September 7

Last day for the Secretary of State to certify constitutional amendments to the County Clerks for the General Election (November 4). (Sec. 34-603, Idaho Code)

September 7

Last day a partisan candidate may withdraw before the General Election (November 4). (Sec. 34-717, Idaho Code)

September 8

Last day for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify the nominees and any special questions placed by action of the governing board of the political subdivision for the November 4 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)

September 15

Last day for County Clerk to print absentee ballots for the General Election (November 4). (Secretary of State Directive)

September 19

Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the political subdivision for the November 4 election. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1407, Idaho Code)

September 19

Last day a candidate of a political subdivision may withdraw before the November 4 election. (Sec. 34-1405A, Idaho Code)

September 19

Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for joint districts for the November 4 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)

September 19

Last day for political parties to supply the name of its county chairman or alternate to the County Clerk in order to have witnesses accompany the County Clerk or Deputy Clerk in the delivery of absentee ballots for the General Election (November 4). (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code)

September 19

Last day for the County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the General Election (November 4) to voters who requested absentee ballots prior to the 45th day before the election. (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)

September 25

Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the November 4 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)

October 3

Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the November 4 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)

October 3

County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the November 4 election.

October 7

Last day declaration of intent to be filed by write-in candidates for the General Election (November 4) with the Secretary of State or County Clerk. This filing is for federal, state, legislative, or county candidates. (Sec. 34-702A, Idaho Code)

October 10

Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 4). Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

October 11 - 21

County Clerk to mail ballots for the November 4 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)

October 23

First notice of General Election (November 4) is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)

October 23

Last day for the County Clerk to receive written requests for the purpose of authorizing persons to act as watchers and challengers at the polling place for the General Election (November 4). (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)

October 24

Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the August 26 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)

October 24

Last day for the Secretary of State to certify vacancy candidates for the General Election (November 4), who have been appointed by the central committees, to the County Clerks. (Sec. 34-909, Idaho Code)

October 29

Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 4). (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

October 30

Second notice of General Election (November 4) is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Facsimile sample ballot published at this time. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602, 34-1406 and 34-2425, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)

October 31

Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 4) at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

November 4

Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 4). (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)

November 4

General Election -- 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m. (Sec. 34-101 and 34-1101, Idaho Code)

November 4

County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code)

November 5

Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

November 14

Last day for the Board of County Canvassers to meet and canvass the vote for the General Election (November 4). (This includes the canvass of election results for the political subdivisions for the November 4 election.) (Sec. 34-1205 and 34-1410, Idaho Code)

November 14

County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the November 4 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

November 17

County Clerk issues certificates of election for the General Election (November 4). (Sec. 34-1209, Idaho Code)

November 17

Clerk of the political subdivision issues certificates of election for the November 4 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

November 19

Last day for State Board of Canvassers to meet to canvass the General Election (November 4). (Sec. 34-1211, Idaho Code)

November 20

Secretary of State issues certificates of election for the General Election (November 4). (Sec. 34-1215, Idaho Code)

January 2, 2015

Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the General Election (November 4). (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)

January 16, 2015

Last day for County Clerk to submit report to the Secretary of State on absentee voters for the General Election (November 4) as required by federal law. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

March 4, 2015

Last day for County Clerk to cancel registration of those electors who have not voted in four (4) years. (Sec. 34-435, Idaho Code)


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