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2020 could be one of the most consequential and unusual elections in American history. And now the time has come to cast a ballot, but how? And when? Boise State Public Radio is here to bring you the latest news and information you need to cast your vote in Idaho.

Election Day Is Upon Us, Idaho — Some Things To Keep In Mind At The Polls

Otto Kitsinger
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When you head to the polls today, you may want to change your outfit.


“We are asking anyone who's wearing political party attire to remove it or cover it up while they're in 100 feet of the polling location," said Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane, who’s discouraging people from wearing partisan T-shirts, hats or even masks.

He said any electioneering activities must be at least 100 feet away from the entrance to polling locations where voters are going to be coming in. 

Ada County voters might also see one of the 27 people who have registered to be poll watchers. McGrane said poll watchers should have identification and are required to stay politically neutral.   

“Poll watchers are really there to observe, so not to interfere or engage with the voters in any way, just to monitor the process, to make sure everything's going smoothly," said McGrane.

McGrane said voters will be provided hand sanitizer and individual writing utensils. Polls will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in your time zone.

McGrane said the popularity of early and absentee voting this year means that lines shouldn’t be too long. Still, he says the best way to avoid a wait is to get to the polls before the 5-8 evening rush.

You can find your polling place, information on same-day voter registration and other resources at IdahoVotes.gov. 

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