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Ada County Early Voting Begins Monday, Goes Through May 11

Samantha Wright
Boise State Public Radio
File photo of Ada County voting booths.

Between now and May 11th, Ada County residents will have plenty of opportunities to vote before Election Day. That’s because the county has expanded Saturday early voting hours at both Meridian and Boise city halls, as well as at the county elections office in Boise. Here's the complete list of hours and locations for early voting.

Ada County’s chief deputy clerk Phil McGrane says the goal is to give busy folks as many options as possible to cast their ballot.

“It’s a chance for anybody who might be busy on election day," McGrane says, "or [who] might have other things going on to cast their ballot in advance, and to make sure it’s convenient as well.”

He says that when it comes to security, he’s feeling good about the county’s preparation.

“We’re fortunate here locally that we’ve been proactive on that. So we’ve got really good things in place and we’re confident that this election will go very smoothly.”

A mobile voting booth, which is McGrane’s brainchild, will also be available at locations across the county.  

Some counties, like Twin Falls County, began allowing early voting last week.

Just like on Election Day, Idahoans can register to vote on the same day at an early voting polling place.

Find reporter Frankie Barnhill on Twitter @FABarnhill

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