BOISE -- Idaho's 2012 Primary Election will give voters a chance to narrow the field of candidates for various state political offices on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012.
Polls throughout the state will be open today from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Depending on where they live, voters will cast their ballots for the office of sheriff, county commissioner, state representative, state senator, and U.S. representative.
In addition, the 2012 Primary Election will also feature races for several judicial offices, along with levies for schools, fire & rescue, and county taxes. These particular issues will be entirely decided by the primary election.
Big changes for 2012
There are several significant changes to Idaho's 2012 Primary Election this year.
One major change will require that voters register as Republican in order to participate in Idaho's Republican Primary Election, where they may only vote for Republican candidates.
Idaho's Democratic Primary Election remains open to all voters regardless of affiliation, including Democratic and Republican voters, and voters in the Constitution, Libertarian, and Independent parties, among others.
Another major change could have voters casting their ballots in new districts, and for candidates who have previously represented different sections of the state. This is because Idaho's 2012 redistricting plan carved parts of the state into different political regions.
To make sure you know exactly where to vote, click here. For an updated list of candidates running in all districts, click here. For a complete list of rules and voter regulations, check out Idaho's 2012 Voter Guide.