1962 Idaho gubernatorial election

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1962 Idaho gubernatorial election

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Nominee Robert E. Smylie Vernon K. Smith
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 139,578 115,876
Percentage 54.64% 45.36%

Idaho Governor Election Results by County, 1962.svg
County results
Smylie:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Smith:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Robert E. Smylie
Republican

Elected Governor

Robert E. Smylie
Republican

The 1962 Idaho gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1962. Incumbent Republican Robert E. Smylie defeated Democratic nominee Vernon K. Smith with 54.64% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on June 5, 1962.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Vernon K. Smith
  • Charles Herndon
  • John G. Walters
  • Howard D. Hechtner
  • Conley E. Ward
  • Clarence H. Higer

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vernon K. Smith 35,574 43.13
Democratic Charles Herndon 18,072 21.91
Democratic John G. Walters 13,186 15.99
Democratic Howard D. Hechtner 7,952 9.64
Democratic Conley E. Ward 5,427 6.58
Democratic Clarence H. Higer 2,264 2.75
Total votes 82,475 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert E. Smylie 37,761 57.22
Republican Elvin A. Lindquist 16,565 25.10
Republican George L. Crookham 11,669 17.68
Total votes 65,995 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Robert E. Smylie, Republican
  • Vernon K. Smith, Democratic

Results[edit]

1962 Idaho gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert E. Smylie 139,578 54.64%
Democratic Vernon K. Smith 115,876 45.36%
Majority 23,702
Turnout 255,454
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  2. ^ "America Votes 30: 2011-2012, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-02-24.