Listen: How Elections Work In One Idaho Town Of Seven People

Nov 3, 2015

In its heyday, the central Idaho town of Clayton boasted a population of a few hundred people, thanks to the mining industry. But according to the 2010 census, the population dropped to a mere seven people. Despite its size, the town today will hold elections for mayor and city council.

Our Dan Greenwood spoke with election judge Cheryl Baker about how elections operate with so few people. Baker will oversee today's vote for mayor and city council in the tiny town. Surprisingly, she says, almost as many people as the entire town's population will be there to monitor today's vote.

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