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IDAHO SECRETARY OF STATE
Idaho Blue Book

Ben Ysursa, Secretary of State

 

2013/2014 Idaho Blue Book - Online Version

Introduction

Chapter One - Profile

Chapter Two - Congressional Delegation

Chapter Three - Executive Branch

Chapter Four - Legislative Branch

Chapter Five - Judicial Branch

Chapter Six - County Government

Chapter Seven - Elections

Chapter Eight - Education

Chapter Nine - Media

Chapter Ten - Economy

Chapter Eleven - Demographics

Chapter Twelve - Recreation

Appendix

Index


Archive of older editions.

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What is a Blue Book?

The Idaho Blue Book is published biennially in odd-numbered years under the direction of the Secretary of State. It contains constitutional, historical and statistical information about the state of Idaho. It also details the structure of Idaho's government and includes biographies of elected officials. The book is distributed free to all schools and libraries in the state upon request.

The Blue Book received its name not from the color of its cover but rather by definition of content. Bartlett's Dictionary of Americanisms defines the term Blue Book as "a printed book containing the names of all persons holding office under the Government of the United States. It answers the Red Book of England." Individual states have taken this concept and expanded it to include a wealth of information about state officials and resources as well as statistical and historical profiles.

The print edition currently available is the 2013/2014.

To order the Idaho Blue Book, send your request to the address below:
Secretary of State's Office
PO Box 83720
Boise ID  83720-0080

The cost of the Blue Book is $10.00 (postage and handling included).  Please make your remittance payable to the "State of Idaho".

An order form is provided for your convenience, however, it is not required that you use this form.

We also have a page that will show all of your payment options.

Questions or comments about the Idaho Blue Book?
Email sosinfo@sos.idaho.gov

 

 

 

Fascinating Facts ...
about Idaho, Government, History and Politics

December 09 2013
The Visit Idaho web page has lots of free publications about exploring Idaho and things to do. More Information

December 02 2013
It was this week in 1884 that construction of the Washington Monument was completed. More Information

November 25 2013
Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It became an official Federal holiday in 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving. More Information

November 18 2013
The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863. More Information

November 11 2013
Today is Veterans Day, an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service. More Information

November 04 2013
I was in 1874 that the Republican Party was first symbolized as an elephant in a cartoon drawn by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly magazine. More Information

October 28 2013
The Idaho State Historical Society's newest exhibit will be "Abraham Lincoln: His Legacy in Idaho" and will open on November 19th. More Information

October 21 2013
Idaho Parks and Recreation has scheduled the 2013-2014 Snowmobile-Centered Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinics. Click the link for locations and dates. More Information 

October 14 2013
It was this week in 1947 that U.S. Air Force Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager became the first person to travel faster than the speed of sound. More Information

October 07 2013
The Idaho Geological Survey is a public service and research agency at the University of Idaho. Idaho statute directs the Survey to collect, interpret, and disseminate geologic and mineral data for the state. More Information

September 30 2013
Idaho Fish & Game has a treasure trove of information about everything you would want to know about hunting in Idaho. More Information

September 23 2013
The Department of Labor and Employers To Sponsor Western Treasure Valley Career Fair Oct. 10. More Information

September 16 2013
The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) will accept applications for funds from recreational programs until January 31, 2014. The list of programs is at the link. More Information

September 09 2013
"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort McHenry",a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet, Francis Scott Key. More Information

September 02 2013
Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. More Information

 

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