Idaho voters to have 8 options for presidential candidates

Idaho has swung for Republican presidential candidates for more than four decades, but voters will still have plenty of options for those who don’t want to pick either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton come November.

In total, there will be eight candidates seeking the country’s highest political office on the Idaho ballot. Those include Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, and independent candidate Evan McMullin.

Unlike in other states, Idaho’s laws are friendly to independent presidential candidates hoping to make the ballot. Unaffiliated candidates or members of unregistered political parties can qualify for the ballot with just 1,000 verified voter signatures.

Idaho also counts the votes for write-in candidates as long as they file a declaration with the state’s Secretary of State office by early October.