BOISE — After a federal court extended the ballot-request deadline for the May primary election due to problems with the Idaho Secretary of State’s website that kept some voters from getting their requests in on time, another 14,000 came in, for a total of roughly 429,000.

BOISE — U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill has granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction giving Idaho voters more time — until Tuesday — to request absentee ballots for the May primary election.

Editor’s note: May 19 is the deadline to request an absentee ballot, either at idahovotes.gov or through your county elections office. Your completed ballot is due back to your county elections office by 8 p.m. June 2. Find voter information and candidate surveys at idahopress.com/elections.

I’m writing to you from what we affectionately call the “Bunker.” The Bunker is the base from which, under normal circumstances, we coordinate the massive undertaking that is required to pull off an election at hundreds of polling places, each processing hundreds, if not thousands, of voters.

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

The Idaho Press partnered with the League of Women Voters to conduct candidate surveys for the May 19 primary. You may also search for your ballot items by address, at vote411.org. Candidates were responsible for grammar and spelling, and answers were limited to 500 characters.  

Democrats have won Idaho’s 1st Congressional District seat only three times in the past 50 years, but that isn’t stopping two more hopeful candidates from taking another shot. University of Idaho law student Staniela Nikolova faces former congressional staffer Rudy Soto in the May 19 Democratic primary.

The two Democratic hopefuls for Idaho’s 1st District congressional seat, Staniela Nikolova of Moscow and Rudy Soto of Nampa, drew on their own personal experiences as they discussed issues during the Idaho Debates on Idaho Public Television on Thursday evening.

BOISE — One of the most hotly contested legislative primary races in the state is between two Democrats in Boise’s North End — or possibly three.

CALDWELL — State Sen. Patti Anne Lodge faces two challengers in the Republican primary for her District 11 Senate seat on May 19. Her challengers are businessmen and lifelong Idahoans, Scott Brock and Zach Brooks.

The Meridian Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual candidate forum May 12 for contested primary races for the state Legislature and Ada County Commission, writes Idaho Press reporter Ryan Suppe. The forum, which will be hosted on the GoToMeeting platform, will feature candidates from Merid…

BOISE — Paulette Jordan and Jim Vandermaas, the two candidates facing off for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, both painted themselves as the best qualified to take on GOP Sen. Jim Risch during the first installment of the “Idaho Debates” on Idaho Public Television.

BOISE — After a campaign finance complaint was referred to the Idaho attorney general for investigation, Greg Pruett of the Idaho 2nd Amendment Alliance belatedly filed a campaign finance report on his TV ad campaign in favor of Rep. Christy Zito, R-Hammett, who is running for the state Senate.

BOISE — Almost 5,000 Ada County voters who requested a Democratic ballot for the May 19 primary election instead received a non-partisan ballot.

To help people weather the coronavirus pandemic, normal tax filing and election deadlines have been pushed back, and the government is providing stimulus money and small business loans.

BOISE — Many of the things that make up a political campaign — shaking hands, kissing babies, traveling the state, speaking to crowds — are off the table in this time of coronavirus, social distancing, and a statewide stay-at-home order.

BOISE — Gov. Brad Little named Republican Patrick Malloy as Ada County’s third commissioner Tuesday, replacing recently retired Republican Rick Visser.

BOISE — Now that we know that we actually will be having a primary election in May — it’ll be Idaho’s first-ever all-absentee ballot election, and final ballots won’t all be in until June 2 — it’s time to catch up on some candidate news.