Idaho holds a presidential primary on March 8, 2016, for qualified parties that tell the Secretary of State that they want a presidential primary and will have at least two candidates. The Constitution Party has notified the Secretary of State that it intends to have a contested presidential primary.
Earlier this year, the legislature moved the presidential primary from May 2016 to March 2016. The Constitution Party’s presidential convention is in April 2016. The Constitution Party says the delegates sent to the national convention will be bound by the outcome of its presidential primary.
This will be the first time the Constitution Party has ever had a presidential primary in any state with at least two candidates listed on the ballot. The Constitution Party has had presidential primaries in California and Missouri, but in those primaries only one presidential candidate was on the primary ballot. Thanks to Floyd Whitley for the news.