Early Voting

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James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

Nearly two weeks after general elections were held, another round of voting starts up Monday in Boise and Caldwell.


Frankie Barnhill, Boise State Public Radio

Ada County has hosted a mobile voting unit since 2016. 


This encore program was originally broadcast in November, 2016.

In this election season, we’re discussing the history of voting rights with Michael Waldman. He is the president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU’s School of Law, and the author of a new book, titled The Fight To Vote.


Idahoans Create High Turnout Rate In Midterm Early Voting

Oct 24, 2018
Ada County's mobile voting truck
Katherine Jones, Idaho Statesman

With the midterm election less than two weeks away, many Idaho voters are casting their ballots early. So far, the turnout is much higher than previous elections.

 

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Ada County voters can hit the polls this weekend. With enthusiasm high for the upcoming election, the county is opening several polling places extra days for early voting.

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More Idahoans are voting early or by absentee than they did four years ago in one of the most significant primary elections in recent memory.

Early Voting

Apr 30, 2018
Frankie Barnhill/Boise State Public Radio

Early voting for Idaho's 2018 primary elections begins Monday and Ada County Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane joins Idaho Matters to tell Idaho voters everything about registration, early voting options and polling locations.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

Between now and May 11th, Ada County residents will have plenty of opportunities to vote before Election Day. That’s because the county has expanded Saturday early voting hours at both Meridian and Boise city halls, as well as at the county elections office in Boise. Here's the complete list of hours and locations for early voting.

Scott Ki / Boise State Public Radio

With November’s election a little more than two weeks away, counties across the Treasure Valley are starting to let residents vote early.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Elections officials in one Idaho county have found a delicious new way to get out the vote: by bringing "food truck voting" straight to the people.

OK, so it's not a real food truck. You can't get a meal there.

How Idaho Makes It Harder (And Easier) To Vote

Oct 17, 2014
Frontline.org

In the past few years, Idaho has made it harder for people to vote. In the past few years, Idaho has made it easier for people to vote. Both of those sentences are true according to PBS Frontline.

A recent article from the PBS show’s website features Ballot Watch, an interactive that lists 18 states that made it harder to vote and six states that have expanded voter access.

Idaho is one of only two states to pass laws since 2010 that make it both harder and easier to vote. Rhode Island is the other.

Scott Graf / Boise State Public Radio

Early voters in Idaho's largest county are turning out in droves this year.  The process started Monday and hasn’t slowed down yet in Ada County.

Ada County Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane was expecting a big voter turnout for this election, but not this big.  “Someone said we opened the fire hydrant and it just hasn’t stopped.  People are showing up in record, record volumes for early voting this election.”