Primary Election Results in Senate Leadership Shakeup

The Idaho Primary Election on Tuesday was marked by numerous legislative match-ups decided by narrow margins. This year, more Republican and Democratic incumbents faced challengers than in the past, resulting in a significant shift. Sixteen incumbents were unseated, including some who had won against past House and Senate members in prior elections. These challengers, many …

County Elected Official Turnover Remains High

In January, 34 newly elected county commissioners will take office. This follows newly elected 33 county commissioners being sworn into office in January 2023. In other words, in just over two years, counties have seen a 50% turnover rate in county commissioners. Most of the turnover is due to sitting county commissioners choosing not to …

2024 Primary County Candidates for the Idaho Primary Election

Curious to see how county races are looking for the Idaho Primary Election coming up on Tuesday, May 21st? IAC has compiled a list of all 44 counties and the candidates for the open county positions. View the 2024 Primary Candidates here. Party Primary Elections to select party candidates for federal, state, and county offices …

2024 Elections Conference Recap

The Secretary of State’s office and the Idaho Association of County Recorders and Clerks (IACRC) enjoyed election training at the Riverside Hotel from January 3-5, 2024. The conference covered the latest election trends, information, technologies, and hands-on training with elections software. Secretary of State Phil McGrane kicked off the meeting by announcing a proclamation from …

2022 Unofficial General Election Results

  IAC has compiled a list of the results for the November 8th general election: 2022 General Election Results. If you have trouble accessing the google sheets document, you can view the pdf here.

2022 NACo Annual Conference Recap in Adams County, Colo.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) held its annual conference in Adams County on the outskirts of Denver, Colo., at the Gaylord Rockies Resort this July. The event drew state and local government officials, subject-matter experts, and celebrated authors and innovators as keynote speakers from all nooks and crannies of the country. The event also …

2022 Unofficial Primary Election Results

  IAC has compiled a list of the results for the May 17th primary election: 2022 Primary Election Results. Results are being updated as they come in! You can also find the unofficial elections results from the State of Idaho Elections Department here.

2021-2022 IAC Executive Board Members Sworn in at Annual Conference

During IAC’s Annual Conference in September, the election and installation ceremony for the organization’s 2021-2022 board of directors took place. Kathy Ackerman, Idaho County Clerk, took her position as Immediate Past President while Chris Goetz, Clearwater County Sheriff, accepted his new role of IAC President. Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens was installed as the First …

Idaho Association of Counties’ 2021 Annual Conference Hailed a Success

The Idaho Association of Counties’ (IAC) Annual Conference resumed for the first time since 2019 at the Boise Centre in the heart of downtown from September 27 to September 29. The three-day conference brought county officials from across the state together for an educational and collaborative event that featured hands-on workshops, presentations by subject-matter experts, …

Local and State Election Analysis

While most of America was glued to national elections news this past week, IAC has been tracking local and state election results in the Gem State. Both at the county and state level, turnover will be less than usual come January. At the county level, there will be 20 new county commissioners in 17 counties. …