Here you will find a number of helpful resources for the 2018 General Election.

This voter information pamphlet has been prepared to help serve as a reference for you. The information presented here is intended to help you make an informed decision at the polls. By voting, you have the privilege to help select your local, state, and national leaders, and you also have a part in making Idaho’s laws. I encourage you to exercise this privilege by voting in the General Election Tuesday, November 6.

  • Check out this years Election Guide and compare how candidates responded to our questions.

State Office Races

Attorney General

Candidate Votes Percentage
Bruce S. Bistline (D) 203,059
35%
Lawrence Wasden (R) 384,126
65%
*Results with 960 out of 960 (100%) precincts reporting.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Candidate Votes Percentage
Cindy Wilson (D) 288,666
49%
Sherri Ybarra (R) 305,793
51%
*Results with 960 out of 960 (100%) precincts reporting.

District Judge - District 5

Candidate Votes Percentage
David W. Gadd 15,188
32%
Roger B. Harris 31,943
68%
*Results with 960 out of 960 (100%) precincts reporting.

Secretary of State

Candidate Votes Percentage
Lawerence E. Denney (R) 369,893
62%
Jill Humble (D) 221,939
38%
*Results with 960 out of 960 (100%) precincts reporting.

Governor

Candidate Votes Percentage
Brad Little (R) 361,671
60%
Paulette Jordan (D) 231,065
38%
Walter L. Bayes (C) 5,791
1%
Ben "Angel" Boeck (L) 6,557
1%
Lisa Marie (write-in) (I) 67
0%
*Results with 960 out of 960 (100%) precincts reporting.

Lieutenant Governor

Candidate Votes Percentage
Kristin Collum (D) 240,292
40%
Janice McGeachin (R) 356,082
60%
*Results with 960 out of 960 (100%) precincts reporting.

Ballot Measures

The Kuna Rural Fire District will have a permanent $1.1 million levy override ballot measure on the Nov. 6 ballot. This means, if approved, the current nearly $1.9 million collected in property taxes will be increased.

Ballot Measures

Bingham County - Blackfoot pool pond

Shall the city of Blackfoot be authorized to incur an indebtedness and issue and sell its general obligation bonds in a principal amount not exceed $3,900,000 for the purpose of financing the necessary renovations to extend the useable life of the Blackfoot Swimming Poll, together with related improvements and costs, the bonds to mature and to be payable from a levy of taxes for a term which may be less than but which shall not exceed twenty years?

For Approval Votes Percentage
Yes 0
0%
No 0
0%
*Results with 0 out of 100 (0%) precincts reporting.

Proposition 1 - Historical Horse Race Betting

An initiative amending Chapter 25, Title 54, Idaho Code; contains findings and purposes; amends definition of historical horse race; adds new section authorizing historical horse race betting at certain locations where live or simulcast pari-mutuel horse race betting occurs; specifies requirements for historical horse race terminals; declares such terminals not to be slot machines; allocates revenue from historical horse race betting; requires licensees to enter into agreements with horsemen’s groups; creates historical horse race purse moneys fund in state treasury; authorizes distribution by state racing commission and investment by state treasurer of fund monies; directs state racing commission to promulgate implementing rules; declares act effective upon voter approval and completion of voting canvass; and provides for severability.

For Approval Votes Percentage
Yes 278,092
46%
No 323,732
54%
*Results with 960 out of 960 (100%) precincts reporting.

Proposition 2 - Medicaid Eligibility Expansion

Relating to Medicaid; amending Chapter 2, Title 56, Idaho Code, by the addition of a new Section 56-267, Idaho Code, to provide that the state shall amend its state plan to expand Medicaid eligibility to certain persons and to provide that the Department of Health and Welfare is required and authorized to take all actions necessary to implement the provisions of this section; and amending Section 56-262, Idaho Code, to provide a correct code reference.

For Approval Votes Percentage
Yes 364,861
61%
No 237,276
39%
*Results with 960 out of 960 (100%) precincts reporting.

ACHD - Raised Registration Fees

For Approval Votes Percentage
Yes 86,588
47%
No 99,237
53%
*Results with 150 out of 150 (100%) precincts reporting.

Kuna Rural Fire District Special Tax Levy

This ballot initiative for the Kuna Rural Fire District would authorize the permanent increase of $1.1 million beyond the previously authorized amount.

For Approval Votes Percentage
Yes 5,290
65%
No 2,837
35%
*Results with 10 out of 10 (100%) precincts reporting.

CWI school plant facilities reserve fund levy

This ballot initiative for the College of Western Idaho would authorize a $39 million, 10-year plant facilities levy for a new health science building in Nampa.

For Approval Votes Percentage
Yes 99,220
57%
No 75,904
43%
*Results with 150 out of 150 (100%) precincts reporting.

Middleton School District General Obligation Bond Question #1

Question 1 for the Middleton School District General Obligation Bond would be to issue a $23.68 million bond to build a new elementary school

For Approval Votes Percentage
Yes 3,463
49%
No 3,594
51%
*Results with 64 out of 64 (100%) precincts reporting.

Middleton School District General Obligation Bond Question #2

Question 2 for the Middleton School District General Obligation Bond would be to issue a $2.75 million bond to make safety improvements throughout the district.

For Approval Votes Percentage
Yes 4,028
57%
No 3,029
43%
*Results with 64 out of 64 (100%) precincts reporting.

Middleton School District General Obligation Bond Question #3

Question 3 for the Middleton School District General Obligation Bond would be to issue a $2.37 million bond to purchase land for future school sites.

For Approval Votes Percentage
Yes 3,423
49%
No 3,622
51%
*Results with 64 out of 64 (100%) precincts reporting.

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