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Superintendent’s race: Who voted in 2012, and who didn’t?

Two of the four Republican candidates for state superintendent of public instruction did not vote in the Republican primary two years ago.

And according to county voting records, Sherri Ybarra of Mountain Home didn’t cast a ballot in the November 2012 general election, when Idahoans overturned three far-reaching education laws advanced by state superintendent Tom Luna.

In May 2012, for the first time in decades, voters were required to register as a Republican to participate in the GOP primary. Those registrations and voting histories are public records. Ybarra and Randy Jensen of American Falls sat out that primary.

For details, click on our story at Idaho Education News.

Kevin Richert is a reporter and blogger at Idaho Education News (idahoednews.org). Kevin is a former Statesman editorial page editor, with 27 year's experience in Idaho journalism.

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