RS31374 / S1371
The intent of this legislation is to provide consistency, fiscal responsibility, and relevance in our election process.
It seeks to amend several sections of Idaho election code to hold all primary elections, including the presidential
primary, on the third Tuesday in April.
It is estimated that by combining elections, there will be savings for local jurisdictions. The savings will be the
approximately $2.7 million that it costs the State of Idaho every 4 years when a presidential primary election
is held on a different date than down ticket races.
Senator Jim Guthrie
(208) 332-1326
DISCLAIMER: This statement of purpose and fiscal note are a mere attachment to this bill and prepared by a proponent
of the bill. It is neither intended as an expression of legislative intent nor intended for any use outside of the legislative
process, including judicial review (Joint Rule 18).
Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Note Bill SOP/FN INTRODUCED: 02/21/2024, 10:18 AM

Statutes affected:
Bill Text: 21-805, 22-4301, 31-3908, 31-3911, 31-3915, 33-2715, 33-2728, 34-102, 34-106, 34-411A, 34-601, 34-704, 34-713, 34-904A, 34-1203A, 34-1205, 34-1404, 39-1330, 40-1305, 42-3211, 63-802, 67-4911