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Idaho auctions federal timber in deal with Forest Service - Daily Mail

Idaho auctions federal timber in deal with Forest Service - Daily MailBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Some 600 square miles of U.S. Forest Service land burned in Idaho in 2015 in one of the most destructive summers ever for the cash-strapped agency that for years has faced a backlog of projects aimed at reducing wildfire risks and ...

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November,8,2016 - General Election day
DEADLINES
October 14,2016

Voter Registration Ends - Last day to Register

October 15,2016

Absentee Ballot Request deadline - County Clerk to mail ballots for the November 8 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts.

October 24,2016

Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts - First day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting polling place for the General Election (November 8) for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting.

October 25,2016

Absentee Ballot Request deadline - County Clerk to mail ballots for the November 8 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts.

Did You Know?

DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING ABOUT Idaho
  • Date of Statehood: July 3, 1890
  • Size: 83,568 square miles
  • Nickname(s): Gem State
  • Tree: Western White Pine
  • Flower: Syringa
  • Bird: Mountain Bluebird

Meriwether Lewis and members of the Corps of Discovery entered Idaho for the first time in 1805, making it the last of the U.S. states to be explored by European-Americans. Along with a reconnaissance team, William Clark attempted to find a passage across the Salmon River in August, but was deterred by the churning rapids and steep rock walls. The river is often referred to as “The River of No Return.”

The state seal of Idaho is the only state seal in the United States designed by a woman. In 1891, Emma Edwards Green, who had previously attended art school in New York, entered and won a competition sponsored by the First Legislature for the State of Idaho with her depiction of a miner, a woman signifying justice and various state natural resources.

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Carved by the Snake River, Hell’s Canyon is North America’s deepest river gorge—even deeper than the Grand Canyon—with a width of ten miles and a depth of 7,913 feet below He Devil Peak in the Seven Devils Mountains.

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Idaho’s State Capitol, constructed between 1905 and 1920, is the only capitol building in the nation to be heated by geothermal water from a source 3,000 feet below the ground. In operation since 1982, the water system currently heats about 1.5 million square feet within the Capitol Mall complex.

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Author Ernest Hemingway, who won a Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man in the Sea in 1953 and who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature the following year, died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound in his home in Ketchum on July 2, 1961. A memorial, exhibit and festival held near Sun Valley pay tribute to the renowned author’s accomplishments and time spent in Idaho.

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Rigby, Idaho, is known as the birthplace of television. Inventor Philo Farnsworth, who grew up in the tiny town, reportedly sketched out the principle behind the technology for a high school science paper.

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State of Idaho Quick Facts
  • Current Population:1,654,930
  • Voter Registration Deadline: Election day
  • Election Day Voter Registration: Yes
  • Early Voting: Yes
  • Absentee Voting: Yes
  • Voter ID: Yes
  • Electoral Colleges: 4
  • Congressional Districts: 2
Registered Voters

Total: 763,932

  • Congressional District 1 : 394,105
  • Congressional District 2 : 369,827

Voting And Elections

Am I eligible To Vote in Idaho?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements in the state of Idaho.

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  • Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?
    IDAHO : Yes

    If you do not take advantage of election-day registration, the last day to register in time to vote in the next election is twenty-five days before the election.

    If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

    When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting

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  • How Do I Register To Vote in Idaho?
    Voter registration is a means of determining the candidates and issues for which each voter is eligible to vote. Most states require voters to register to vote a certain number of days before Election Day. Voter Registration also protects the integrity of the ballot box by preventing voting in multiple jurisdictions.

    To register to vote inthe state of Idaho, voters have the following options :

    In Person

    deliver your completed card to your county

    By Mail

    • If mailed, your county elections offi ce will mail you a card to let you know that your registration was received.

    Can I Take Time Off For Voting?

    No specific law requiring time off to vote

    Idaho State Government

    Idaho Constitution

    PREAMBLE

    We, the people of the state of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and promote our common welfare do establish this Constitution.

    Inalienable rights of man. All men are by nature free and equal, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing and protecting property; pursuing happiness and securing safety.

    The Executive Branch
    State Capitol: 700 W Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702

    Executive Power

    The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state controller, state treasurer, attorney general and superintendent of public instruction, each of whom shall hold his office for four years beginning on the first Monday in January next after his election, commencing with those elected in the year 1946, except as otherwise provided in this Constitution.

    Executive officials in Idaho are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges.

    The officers of the executive department shall, during their terms of office, reside within the state. Their official office shall be located in the county where the seat of government is located, there they shall keep the public records, books and papers. They shall perform such duties as are prescribed by this Constitution and as may be prescribed by law, provided that the state controller shall not perform any post-audit functions.

    Idaho Executive Offices
  • The Governor (Elected)
  • The Lieutenant Governor (Elected)
  • The Attorney General (Elected)
  • The Secretary Of State (Elected)
  • The Treasurer (Elected)
  • Legislative Branch
    State Capitol: 700 W Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702

    Legislative Power

    Legislative power -- Enacting clause -- Referendum -- Initiative. The legislative power of the state shall be vested in a senate and house of representatives. The enacting clause of every bill shall be as follows: "Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho."

    The Idaho State Legislature is the state legislature of Idaho. It consists of the upper Idaho State Senate and the lower Idaho House of Representatives. The Idaho Senate contains 35 Senators, who are elected from 35 districts. The Idaho House of Representatives consists of 70 Representatives, who are elected from the same 35 districts, with 2 being elected from each constituency.

    Judicial Branch
    451 W. State St, Boise, ID 83702

    Judicial Power

    The judicial power of the state shall be vested in a court for the trial of impeachments, a Supreme Court, district courts, and such other courts inferior to the Supreme Court as established by the legislature.

    The Supreme Court shall consist of five justices, a majority of whom shall be necessary to make a quorum or pronounce a decision. If a justice of the Supreme Court shall be disqualified from sitting in a cause before said court, or be unable to sit therein, by reason of illness or absence, the said court may call a district judge to sit in said court on the hearing of such cause

    Idaho Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(70)
    (14)(56)
    State Senators(35)
    (7)(28)
    US Representatives(2)
    (2)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    What's At Stake in 2016?

    Why the 2016 Presidential Election Could Impact Your Way Of Living For Generations to Come

    Democrats and Republicans The 2016 Presidential Election is crucial to both Republicans and Democrats since the next President of the United States could nominate as many as four Supreme Court justices. As many as four seats on the Supreme Court could become vacant during the next few years with four supreme court justices over the age of 80. This means the next president could have the power to transform the supreme court, and American law, for generations to come. (See Election Dates and Deadlines)

    Idaho US Senator race

    In 2016, there will be a US Senator race in Idaho. Each state elects two senators for staggered 6-year terms.One of the seats of Idaho's two senators in the United States Senate is up for election this Election cycle. The Incumbent US Senator is running for re-election.

    Idaho: US Senator Race - Incumbent (Republican) Running

    Incumbent Republican Senator, Mike Crapo, is running for re-election to a fourth term in office. On November 2, 2010, Mike Crapo won the election to the United States Senate with 71.2% of the vote against the Democratic candidate, Tom Sullivan, who came in a distant second with 24.9% of the vote. (see current elected officials in Idaho)

    Idaho 2016 U.S. Representative races

    The 2016 United States House of Representatives election will be held in Idaho this election cycle. Of the 2 seats up for election this election cycle, 2 currently held by Republicans, and 0 held by Democrats.

    Current Seats Distribution By Party Affiliation In Idaho U.S. House

    Republicans(2)

    State Officials Terms, Authority,Salary, and Qualitications

    Idaho Executive Offices
    The Governor
    Authority

    The governor shall be commander-in-chief of the military forces of the state, except when they shall be called into actual service of the United States. He shall have power to call the militia to execute the laws, to suppress insurrection, or to repel invasion.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be eligible to the office of governor or lieutenant governor unless he shall have attained the age of thirty years at the time of his election; nor to the office of secretary of state, state controller, or state treasurer, unless he shall have attained the age of twenty-five years; nor to the office of attorney general unless he shall have attained the age of thirty years, and have been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the state or territory of Idaho, and be in good standing at the time of his election.

    Election

    Idaho elects governors to four-year terms in federal midterm election years, that is, even years that are not presidential election years.

    Term of Office

    Idaho elects governors to four-year terms

    Limit on Tenure

    There are no term limits for this office. Out of all of Idaho's state executives, only the Idaho Controller faces term limits

    Salary

    $122,597

    Qualification age

    at least 30 old

    The Lieutenant Governor
    Authority

    The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor...

    Qualifications

    No person shall be eligible to the office of governor or lieutenant governor unless he shall have attained the age of thirty years at the time of his election; nor to the office of secretary of state, state controller, or state treasurer, unless he shall have attained the age of twenty-five years; nor to the office of attorney general unless he shall have attained the age of thirty years, and have been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the state or territory of Idaho, and be in good standing at the time of his election.

    Election

    Idaho elects lieutenant governors to four-year terms in federal midterm election years, that is, even years that are not presidential election years.

    Term of Office

    daho elects lieutenant governors to four-year terms

    Limit on Tenure

    There are no term limits for this office. Out of all of Idaho's state executives, only the Idaho Controller faces term limits.

    Salary

    $42,909

    Qualification age

    at least 30 old

    The Attorney General
    Authority

    The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state controller, state treasurer, attorney general and superintendent of public instruction, each of whom shall hold his office for four years

    Qualifications

    No person shall be eligible ... to the office of attorney general unless he shall have attained the age of thirty years, and have been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the state or territory of Idaho, and be in good standing at the time of his election. In addition to the qualifications above described each of the officers named shall be a citizen of the United States and shall have resided within the state or territory two years next preceding his election

    Election

    Idaho elects attorneys general to four-year terms in federal midterm election years, that is, even years that are not presidential election years

    Term of Office

    Idaho elects attorneys general to four-year terms

    Limit on Tenure

    There are no term limits for this office. Out of all of Idaho's state executives, only the Idaho Controller faces term limits

    Salary

    $124,000

    Qualification age

    at least 30 old

    The Secretary Of State
    Authority

    The secretary is responsible for running the state's elections, licensing businesses, trademarks, notaries and other professions and various other duties involving the maintenance and publication of official documents

    Qualifications

    No person shall be eligible ... to the office of secretary of state, state controller, or state treasurer, unless he shall have attained the age of twenty-five years; ... In addition to the qualifications above described each of the officers named shall be a citizen of the United States and shall have resided within the state or territory two years next preceding his election.

    Election

    Idaho elects secretaries of state to four-year terms in federal midterm election years, that is, even years that are not presidential election years.

    Term of Office

    Idaho elects secretaries of state to four-year terms

    Limit on Tenure

    There are no term limits for this office. Out of all of Idaho's state executives, only the Idaho Controller faces term limits.

    Salary

    $104,207

    Qualification age

    at least 25 old

    The Treasurer
    Authority

    The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state controller, state treasurer, attorney general and superintendent of public instruction, each of whom shall hold his office for four years

    Qualifications

    No person shall be eligible ... to the office of ... state treasurer, unless he shall have attained the age of thirty years, and have been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the state or territory of Idaho, and be in good standing at the time of his election. In addition to the qualifications above described each of the officers named shall be a citizen of the United States and shall have resided within the state or territory two years next preceding his election.

    Election

    Idaho elects treasurers to four-year terms in federal midterm election years, that is, even years that are not presidential election years.

    Term of Office

    Idaho elects treasurers to four-year terms

    Limit on Tenure

    There are no term limits for this office. Out of all of Idaho's state executives, only the Idaho Controller faces term limits.

    Salary

    $104,207

    Qualification age

    at least 25 years old

    Idaho State Congress
    The State House
    Authority

    Each house when assembled shall choose its own officers; judge of the election, qualifications and returns of its own members, determine its own rules of proceeding, and sit upon its own adjournments; but neither house shall, without the concurrence of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which it may be sitting.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be a senator or representative who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of the United States, and an elector of this state, nor anyone who has not been for one year next preceding his election an elector of the county or district whence he may be chosen.

    Election

    The senators and representatives shall be elected for the term of two years

    Term of Office

    The senators and representatives shall be elected for the term of two years, from and after the first day of December next following the general election.

    Limit on Tenure

    Term limits None

    Salary

    $16,684/year

    Qualification age

    The State Senate
    Authority

    Each house when assembled shall choose its own officers; judge of the election, qualifications and returns of its own members, determine its own rules of proceeding, and sit upon its own adjournments; but neither house shall, without the concurrence of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which it may be sitting.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be a senator or representative who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of the United States, and an elector of this state, nor anyone who has not been for one year next preceding his election an elector of the county or district whence he may be chosen.

    Election

    The senators and representatives shall be elected for the term of two years

    Term of Office

    The senators and representatives shall be elected for the term of two years, from and after the first day of December next following the general election.

    Limit on Tenure

    Salary

    $16,684/year + per diem

    Qualification age

    Idaho State Courts
    The Supreme Court
    Authority

    The Idaho Supreme Court, through the Administrative Director of the Courts, has a number of advisory workgroups and committees of judges, lawyers, and administrators that provide recommendations and advice for policy-making, business practice change, and service delivery.

    Qualifications

    Election

    The justices of the Supreme Court shall be elected by the electors of the state at large

    Term of Office

    At least four terms of the Supreme Court shall be held annually

    Limit on Tenure

    Chief salary

    $123,000

    Associates salary

    $122,000

    Qualification age

    The Court of Appeals
    Authority

    Appellants may petition the Idaho Supreme Court to review an Idaho Court of Appeals decision, but the Idaho Supreme Court is not required to grant such a petition.

    Qualifications

    Shall have been admitted to the practice of law for at least 10 years prior to taking office Has been admitted to the practice of law in Idaho for at least two years

    Election

    Judges of the Idaho Court of Appeals are elected in nonpartisan elections.

    Term of Office

    They serve six-year terms and must seek re-election if they wish to remain on the court.

    Limit on Tenure

    Salary

    $121,000

    Qualification age

    Has attained the age of 30 years at the time of appointment or election

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