Ada County Early Voting Begins As Lawmakers Consider Bill To Limit Timeline

Feb 27, 2017

The Boise School District says it needs renovations to its schools and is asking voters to approve a $172 million bond to pay for it all. In Meridian, voters will consider a new bond for the West Ada School District worth $160 million over 10 years. And the Kuna school district has both a bond and supplemental levy on the ballot for the March 14 election.

But if you’re ready to cast your ballot on these measures now, early voting is underway at the Ada County Elections office and the Boise and Meridian City Halls. And the popular mobile voting booth is making a return for the election. The mobile booth is in Kuna Monday and will move to different locations around the Treasure Valley between now and March 10.

Meanwhile, Idaho lawmakers are considering limiting the time for any early voting in the state. If approved, the bill would restrain county clerks from offering early voting before the third week of an election. Opponents say the measure amounts to voter suppression. The bill passed the House and is now headed to the Senate.

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