Primary elections in May 2024 in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho – It's Tuesday, May 21st, and here in Idaho that means one thing: primary election day.

To see live results from today's election as the counting process begins, visit our May 2024 live election results page. Polls close at 8:00 p.m. and votes will be counted shortly thereafter.


9:10 p.m.: 7% of precincts have reported their results. Incumbent Mike Simpson has an early lead in the Republican race for the U.S. House's 2nd District with 58% of the vote. Challenger Scott Cleveland trails behind with 32% of the vote.

9:02 p.m.: Nampa neighborhood reporter Keith Burrell reports that ballots from Greenleaf, Idaho, have arrived at the Canyon County elections office.

9:01 p.m.: Polls across Idaho have closed. Now the votes are being counted and the results are updated. Check out our live election results page here.

8:22 p.m.: Local reporter Alexander Huddleston witnessed the moment the doors closed at the Canyon County elections office. Now the counting of votes begins.

8:15 p.m.: Neighborhood reporter Jessica Davis is at the Ada County elections headquarters discussing voter turnout in tonight's primary election.

8:06 p.m.: Our Riley Shoemaker is at the Ada County Election Headquarters with news on the Democratic primary.

8:04 p.m.: Nampa neighborhood reporter Keith Burrell reports that the final wave of voters have cast ballots at the Canyon County elections office.

7:53 p.m.: Chief reporter Roland Beres is at the Riverside Hotel for the Republicans' election night watch party. He gives us a glimpse into the scene as polls close across Idaho approaches.

7:44 p.m.: Alexander Huddleston is in Canyon County monitoring proposed levies that would help fund the Star and Middleton Fire District and the Canyon County Ambulance District.

7:24 p.m.: Nampa neighborhood reporter Keith Burrell is on site at the Canyon County elections office as volunteers begin counting mail-in ballots.

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Although many registered voters have already fulfilled their civic duty and voted early, the majority of people will likely go to their local polling places today. For those looking for information, the following is required to be able to choose:

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If you are unsure whether you are even registered to vote, you should first visit to check your registration status.

If you are not registered, you can do so at your polling place, which can also be found at However, you will need a photo ID, e.g. such as a driver's license, passport, tribal card, or concealed weapons license issued by an Idaho County Sheriff. and proof of residency, such as a bank statement, utility bill, mortgage or rental agreement, or enrollment letter from an Idaho high school or university.

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You must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a resident of Idaho for at least 30 days.

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There are four registered political parties in the state of Idaho: the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, the Constitutional Party and the Libertarian Party.

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Because this is a primary, your party affiliation will affect who you can vote for. You can check this information here. The winners will face off in the November general election.

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Idaho News 6 will have live and online coverage from multiple counties and neighborhoods throughout primary night.

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