Idaho Secretary of State asks for primary election postponement, urges absentee voting due to coronavirus concerns

BOISE, Idaho — Editor’s note: The above video discusses Idaho’s plans to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Idaho with regards to the May primary election.  


Idaho Secretary of State Lawrence Denney formally made a request Friday afternoon to Gov. Brad Little to postpone the May primary election and close all polling locations amid coronavirus outbreaks in Idaho.

The primary currently scheduled for May 19 is for all non-presidential federal, state and county races, including both of Idaho’s U.S. House seats, the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Jim Risch, and all seats in the Idaho Legislature.