Low Voter Turnout Expected in Upcoming Idaho Primary
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An open seat on the Idaho Supreme Court and every elected post in the Idaho Legislature are up for grabs Tuesday.
But the key question will be just how many Idahoans show up to participate in this year's primary election? It's been nearly two months since Idahoans cast their vote for their top presidential picks, leaving the rest of the down ballot seats without an attention-grabbing race to attract voters to the polls.
That's leaving some nervous that far-right candidates may have a better chance of winning against moderate incumbents. Four candidates are vying to win a spot on the state's highest court. It's the top statewide race on the ballot, but the little-known judicial position historically isn't known for drawing voters. Furthermore, many legislative candidates are running unopposed in the primary, with 30 lawmakers running unopposed in the primary and general election.