Campaign Updates Archives - Russ Fulcher for Congress

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How To Request Your Ballot Online

The State of Idaho has made the Primary Election an “absentee only” voting process. This means you need to request an absentee ballot which you can send in to place your vote.

There are multiple ways to request your ballot. The Secretary of State’s office mailed ballot request forms to registered voters’ addresses, but you can also request your ballot online.  All ballot requests must be received by your County Clerk by May 19 at 8 PM, and election results will be final June 2.

REQUESTING YOUR BALLOT ONLINE

The Idaho Secretary of State’s Office has a user-friendly website called IdahoVotes.gov that makes it easy to request a ballot online.

Step One: Are you a registered voter?

If you are already a registered voter and don’t need to update your personal information, skip to step 2!

If you are not a registered voter or need to update your personal information, you can do so through this portal:

https://apps.idahovotes.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration/

If you are not sure, you can check here:

https://apps.idahovotes.gov/YourPollingPlace/AmIRegistered.aspx

Step Two: Your ballot request form

Start your absentee ballot request through IdahoVotes.Gov by selecting the link here:

https://idahovotes.gov/vote-early-idaho/

To get started, click on “Begin My Absentee Ballot Request.”

You can fill out your ballot request form online if you know your Social Security number and have a valid Idaho ID by clicking “Online Absentee Ballot Request.”

If you don’t have a state-issued ID, or you would rather fill out a paper form, don’t worry! You can get a physical request form by clicking “Paper Absentee Request Form,” and the form will appear immediately for you to print.

Step Three: Filling out your ballot request

In Idaho, Primary Elections are based on party affiliation, so the political party you select on your request form will affect what party’s ballot you receive.

You must select a political party if you want to vote for candidates affiliated with that party. Non-partisan ballots do not contain candidates from all parties; they contain bonds, levies, measures, and non-partisan positions.

If you have accessibility concerns and require assistance, you can contact your County Clerk directly HERE.

With these major changes in Idaho’s voting process, it is important to help our families and friends understand how to cast their votes. Regardless of political preferences, we must make sure our neighbors know how to make their voices heard.

Election Voting Process and Timeline Changes

The State of Idaho has made the upcoming Primary Election  an “absentee only” voting process. This means that polling locations won’t be physically open; instead, you will need to request an absentee ballot which you can mail in to place your vote.

The State has also issued a timeline change: you can request a ballot through May 19, and the election results will be final June 2nd.

A few important dates to remember:

 THROUGH MAY 19
You are currently able to request your absentee ballot online HERE

MAY 19
Deadline to register to vote, which you can do HERE
Ballot Request Deadline; must be received by your County Clerk or submitted online by 8 PM

June 2
Ballot Deadline; must be received by 8 PM
Election is Final

There are multiple ways to request your absentee ballot. You can request your ballot online HERE, or you can respond to a request form that will be mailed to your current registered voter address from the Secretary of State’s office within the next two weeks. If your address or personal information has changed, you can update it HERE. If you have accessibility concerns and require assistance, you can contact your County Clerk directly HERE.

It is extremely important to help our families and neighbors understand this election change and help them cast their votes for the Primary Election. Regardless of party affiliation and personal viewpoints, making our voices heard is a privilege that many brave men and women have fought and died for.

National Right to Life Endorses Russ Fulcher


Meridian, ID – National Right to Life, one of the country’s leading pro-life organizations, has endorsed Russ Fulcher for Congress in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District. Their full statement is below:

National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Russ Fulcher for election to the U.S. House of Representatives, to represent the 1st congressional district of Idaho.

Russ Fulcher is a strong advocate for life. Russ supports pro-life legislation, including the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would protect unborn children by prohibiting abortion at 20 weeks, a point by which the unborn child is capable of experiencing great pain when being killed by dismemberment or other late abortion methods.

Russ Fulcher also opposes the use of federal funds for abortion.

This endorsement reflects Russ Fulcher’s commitment to strengthening a culture of life throughout the nation and in the U.S. Congress. We look forward to working with him to protect the most vulnerable members of the human family – unborn children and medically dependent or disabled persons, whose lives are threatened by abortion or euthanasia.

All voters who are concerned with the right to life and with the protection of the most vulnerable members of the human family should vote to send Russ Fulcher to Congress, so that he can work to advance vital pro-life public policies.

Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.

Russ Fulcher on the Kevin Miller Show 7.19


Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.

Statement on President Trump’s Pardon of The Hammonds


I appreciate President Trump’s pardon of Dwight and Steven Hammond. Despite federal Judge Michael Hogan arguing that a five year minimum sentence would be excessive, the previous administration’s Department of Justice used an anti-terrorism law to prosecute the ranchers, ultimately winning an appeal which sent the Hammonds to jail for the full five year sentence. This was unjust — and to many in rural western communities — further proof of the federal government’s hostility to ranchers, farmers, and landowners. Thank you President Trump for rectifying this injustice.

Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.

Help us fight the desperate attacks


Friends,

We are just ONE WEEK away from Primary Election Day!

My opponents can’t match my record of standing up for Idaho families and against government overreach, so with just a few days remaining in the race, they have resorted to slinging mud in a desperate attempt to fool voters about my record.

We’re fighting back with the Fulcher Fact/Check Fund. Your contribution to the fund will help us fight back against the smears and distortions from our opponents.

Conservatives like Congressman Raul Labrador, Senator Ted Cruz, and Trump Deputy Campaign Manager David Bossie have already endorsed our campaign, but we need to make sure voters in our district don’t buy into the distortions about my record.

The finish line is in sight, and we’re excited at the growing momentum our campaign is seeing. Your support today will bring us closer to Election Day victory.

Sincerely,

Russ Fulcher

Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.

Early Voting In Your County


Early voting is underway all across the district for the May 15th Primary Election. Early voting dates and locations vary by county, but we’ve compiled that information for you. Find your county below and don’t forget to vote Russ Fulcher for Congress!

Ada County
April 30 – May 11  |   8:00am – 5:00pm
Boise: County Elections Office, 400 N Benjamin Ln
Boise: City Hall, 150 N Capitol Blvd
Meridian: City Hall, 33 E Broadway Ave

Adams County
April 16 – May 11  |   8:00am – 5:00pm
Council: County Courthouse, 201 Industrial Ave

Benewah County
April 16 – May 11  |   9:00am – 5:00pm
St. Maries: County Clerk’s Office, 701 W College Ave Suite 101

Boise County
April 30 – May 11  |   8:00am – 5:00pm
Idaho City: County Clerk’s Office, 420 Main St

Bonner County
April 23 – May 11  |   9:00am – 5:00pm
Sandpoint: County Elections Office, 1500 Hwy 2 Suite 124

Boundary County
No early voting

Canyon County
April 30 – May 11  |   8:00am – 5:00pm
Caldwell: County Elections Office, 1102 E Chicago St

Clearwater County
No early voting

Gem County
April 30 – May 11  |   8:00am – 5:00pm
Emmett: County Courthouse, 415 E Main St Room 202

Idaho County
Ended May 4

Kootenai County
April 30 – May 11  |   8:00am – 5:00pm
Coeur d’Alene: County Elections Office, 1808 N 3rd St

Latah County
April 30 – May 11  |   8:00am – 5:00pm
Moscow: County Courthouse, 522 S Adams St

Lewis County
No early voting

Nez Perce County
April 16 – May 11  |   8:00am – 5:00pm
Lewiston: County Courthouse, 1230 Main St

Owyhee County
No early voting

Payette County
Until May 11  |   8:00am – 5:00pm
Payette: County Clerk’s Office, 1130 3rd Ave N

Shoshone County
April 9 – May 11  |   9:00am – 5:00pm
Wallace: County Clerk’s Office, 700 Bank St #120

Valley County
Until May 15  |   8:00am – 5:00pm
Cascade: County Clerk’s Office, 219 N Main St

Washington County
Until May 15  |   8:30am – 5:00pm
Weiser: County Clerk’s Office, 256 E Court St

Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.

Russ Fulcher Receives New Endorsements From Conservative Pro-Family Groups


Meridian, ID – This week, two more national conservative groups with a history of defending conservative values nationwide endorsed Republican candidate for Congress Russ Fulcher.

The Family Research Council, a conservative organization famous for its defense of religious liberty and family values policies, and The Campaign for Working Families, a distinguished pro-family and pro-free enterprise organization, both released statements expressing their support for Russ Fulcher for Congress.

The Campaign For Working Families called Fulcher a “not a ‘politics as usual’ candidate. He is a leader,” while the Family Research Council expressed their confidence that Fulcher will be a “principled advocate for Constitutional limited government, for individual liberties, and for strong family values.”

Fulcher called the endorsements validation of his pro-family record, saying “The Family Research Council and the Campaign for Working Families are two of the leading pro-family organizations in the country. That they would support me in a crowded race confirms what our campaign has been saying all along: no other candidate can match my record of fighting for policies that promote pro-life and pro-family values.

David Bossie and Citizens United Endorse Russ Fulcher


Russ Fulcher, candidate for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, is pleased to announce that the Citizens United Political Victory Fund has endorsed his candidacy.

Citizens United is dedicated to restoring government’s control back to the people. They are most well-known for their advocacy of freedom of speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment.

David Bossie, president of Citizens United and former Deputy Campaign Manager for President Trump’s campaign, released a statement today saying, “Along with Citizens United Political Victory Fund, I’m proud to endorse principled conservative Russ Fulcher for Congress in Idaho’s 1st CD. Russ is a strong supporter of President Trump’s agenda and I look forward to working with him!”

“Citizens United and I share the same goal to shrink the size of government and bring the control back to the people,” Fulcher said, “I am deeply honored to have their support.”

Right To Life of Idaho Commends Russ Fulcher On Strong Pro-Life Record


Right to Life of Idaho would like to commend Russ Fulcher for his strong pro-life record. During his nine years as State Senator in the Idaho State Legislature, Russ was uncompromising in his stand for the sanctity of human life as a supporter and frequent sponsor of pro-life legislation. Russ has been a tireless advocate for the unborn, disabled, and elderly as his record shows.

When I first began lobbying for Right to Life of Idaho over a decade ago, I discovered that there were many legislators who were pro-life in principle but only a small number willing to carry pro-life legislation and shoulder the potential controversy and political fallout. Russ was always a ball carrier—someone who would take the ball and become a target for the sake of the team. Right to Life of Idaho would like to express our sincere gratitude and respect for Russ Fulcher and his work as a voice for the voiceless.

To Life!

Jason Herring
President
Right to Life of Idaho
jason@rtli.org

Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.