Idaho Governor Brad Little and Secretary of State Phil McGrane announced Idaho’s first executive action to ensure voter rolls remain free of non-citizens. Governor Little signed Executive Order 2024-07, the Only Citizens Will Vote Act, aimed at protecting election integrity and voter confidence.

“Idaho already has the most secure elections in the nation, and we’re going to keep it that way. My executive order – the Only Citizens Will Vote Act – directs Secretary of State Phil McGrane to work with local county clerks to scrub our voter rolls and make sure Idaho’s elections do not fall prey to the consequences of Biden’s lawless open border,” said Governor Little.

Secretary McGrane added, “Across Idaho’s 44 counties, we have excellent mechanisms in place already to ensure non-citizens do not vote in Idaho, but there is always more we can do to make sure only citizens will vote. I am proud to work closely with Governor Brad Little to put in place a plan that keeps Idaho ahead of the pack in election integrity.”

The order comes amid claims that the Biden Administration and some states in the eastern U.S. have eroded confidence in elections by attempting to register non-citizens. “Idaho is fighting back to keep our voter rolls free of non-citizens, a step that is especially important as more and more people pour across our lawless open southern border illegally,” said a statement from Little’s Office.

The executive order includes:

  • Immediate steps by the Secretary of State to validate voter registration and prevent non-citizens from registering.
  • Routine reviews of Idaho’s voter rolls in coordination with Idaho State Police and the Idaho Transportation Department.
  • Coordination with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to verify citizenship status.
  • Annual reports to the Governor and Legislature on efforts to prevent and remove non-citizens from voter rolls.
  • State agencies are prohibited from providing voter registration materials to non-citizens or coordinating with federal programs to do so.
  • State agencies must confirm no voter registration requirements for non-citizens in contracts with federal agencies.