There’s a definite trend with voter turnout in Idaho. Primaries bring out fewer people. General Elections bring out more. And Presidential years attract the most voters. This year should be no exception.
There were more than 750,000 registered voters in Idaho during this year’s May primary. But a vast majority of those stayed home.
Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa says that’s pretty typical. “The primary turnout, and this one was abysmal, the last one we had, but the primary turnouts are in the mid-20’s to 30 percent of registered voters.”