Your Guide To The Idaho 2018 Elections

Idahoans have some big decisions to make at the polls November 6. For the first time in more than a decade, someone other than C.L. "Butch" Otter will be governor. Each and every seat in the state legislature is up for grabs, and Idahoans will have their say on legalizing historic horse racing and whether or not to expand Medicaid eligibility to tens of thousands of low-income residents.

Boise State Public Radio News will dig deep into these issues with candidate interviews, features and breaking coverage on Election Night.

Idaho Capitol Dome
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Democrats won’t occupy any of Idaho’s statewide offices after Tuesday’s election, but they did make inroads at the state legislature.

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Idaho Matters breaks down the results of Tuesday's elections with Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News, Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press, Boise State assistant professor of political science Jaclyn Kettler and political analyst Justin Vaughn.

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Idaho residents elected a new governor, a new lieutenant governor and decided on a pair of voter initiatives at the polls yesterday. Matt Guilhem spoke to BYU-Idaho political science professor Matthew Miles about the election and started by asking what most stood out to him.


Live election results: Get the latest on Idaho's propositions and races for governor, Senate and House. 

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Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan was confident well into election night, but in the end, a motivated liberal base wasn’t enough to overcome long odds. The Associated Press called the race in favor of Republican Lt. Gov. Brad Little just before 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night.

 

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After more than six years of inaction at the state legislature, Idahoans overwhelmingly signed-off on expanding Medicaid coverage to the state’s working poor.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

After nearly two years of campaigning, Republican Lt. Governor Brad Little has won his promotion to Idaho’s top office.

People across Idaho are casting ballots today for a new governor, two big propositions and a host of local races. Reporters Matt Guilhem and Roam Yocham went to polling places in Ada County and spoke to voters Tuesday morning and into the afternoon.

AP

Idahoans statewide are voting at rates not seen in years. The Idaho Secretary of State’s office confirms nearly 155,000 absentee ballots have been counted this season.

NPR

Track the balance of power between the major parties in Congress as results come in for House and Senate Races.

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Live election results: Get the latest on Idaho's propositions and races for governor, Senate and House.

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James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

The Idaho Secretary of State’s office is looking into an online ad that linked to its voter resource website while promoting Proposition 2, a ballot initiative to expand Medicaid eligibility.

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Boise State Public Radio reporter James Dawson joins us to parse out everything you need to know going into Election Day.

Les Bois, historic horse racing
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The grandstand at Les Bois Park in Garden City has been mostly empty for the past three years, ever since state lawmakers pulled the plug on historic horse racing in Idaho.

Amy Pratt, Idahoans for Healthcare, Medicaid for Idaho, canvas
James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

After years of inaction by the Idaho legislature on the state's healthcare gap, three people traveled throughout the state on a hunch that residents were just as fed up as they were.

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