Idaho’s Presidential Primary could move to late May

Idaho Gov. Brad Little will have the final say in whether Idaho’s presidential primary election is moved to late May.

On Thursday, the Idaho Senate voted 23-11 to pass House Bill 138.

The Idaho Capital Sun reports if passed into law, the bill would move Idaho’s presidential primary election back on the calendar from its current date on the second Tuesday in March until the third Tuesday in May.

Although the bill passed comfortably, Idaho Republican Party Chairwoman Dorothy Moon urged senators to oppose the bill.

Moon said moving the primary back to May could also make it so that presidential candidates have mathematically clinched their party’s nomination before Idaho voters even vote in a primary.

The Idaho House of Representatives previously voted 61-6 to pass the bill moving Idaho’s primary election back.

Once the bill reaches his desk, Little may sign it into law, allow it to become law without his signature or veto it.