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As Election Day Looms, Could Idaho's Youth Change The State Of Play?

Esther David (L) and Joseph Tibesar (R).

  We’re just hours away from election day 2020. One big question that will be answered once the votes are tallied: could 2020 be the year when young voters break turnout records, and possibly swing the election one way or another? 

Our Morning Edition host George Prentice spoke with two people working to get out the vote on Idaho college campuses. Cheyon Sheen is a student and the Government Relations Officers for the Associated Students at Boise State University, and Amber Schneider is the Program Coordinator at the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action at the University of Idaho.

Then, we hear from two Idaho teenagers voting for the first time in 2020: Esther David who is 19 and 18-year-old David Tibesar.

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!
George Prentice has been honored for his decades-long career in broadcast and print journalism. As news editor of Boise Weekly, he won multiple awards for his investigative reporting and took home top prizes in the fields of crime/courts, environmental, health, religion and feature reporting.
With more than two decades in the broadcast news arena, Sáša has reported, produced and edited for major news outlets, including NPR, Public Radio International and American Public Media. She started her career in local TV stations in her hometown, Salt Lake City, Utah; there she produced daily news and TV documentaries.