Initiative Organizers End Idaho Education Campaign During Era Of Social Distancing

Mar 31, 2020

Idaho’s May 19 election will be held entirely by absentee ballot to avoid spreading COVID-19. And with large events being shut down and door-to-door canvassing potentially hazardous, ballot initiative organizers in many states are having to completely shut down their campaigns. 


Boise State Public Radio’s James Dawson has been in touch with initiative organizers and joins Idaho Matters live on the phone to talk about the effect this might have on upcoming elections. 


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