Early voting in Idaho ends

Early voting in Idaho ends

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by Natalie Podgorski

KTVB.COM

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 5:18 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 5:41 PM

BOISE -- The 2012 general election is four days away, and already thousands of Idahoans have cast their ballots, either by mailing them in or participating in early voting.

Friday, November 2, is the last day of early voting.

"Early voting records have been unprecedented throughout this entire election," said Phil McGrane, the Ada County Chief Deputy Clerk. "More and More people have shown up, come here, waited in a short line, gotten through and voted."


QUICK FACTS

WHAT

Friday, November 2nd is the final day of early voting in Idaho

WHERE

WHEN

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


McGrane says there has been a line outside the Ada County Elections office every day since early voting started. McGrane also says more than 1,400 people per day have cast their ballots during this last week of voting.

On Friday, the Ada County Elections Office is expecting longer lines than usual.

"We've looked at the times for early voting, and we either advise people to come early in the morning or at the end of the day," said McGrane. "Those seem to be when the lines are the shortest. Middle of the day during lunch hour is when we are at our peak busy-ness."

McGrane says the elections office has hired nearly 24 temporary workers to help with early voting.

Between early and absentee voting, McGrane says close to a quarter of all registered voters in Ada County have already participated in this election.  

The Ada and Canyon County Elections Offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today for early voting.

The Ada County Elections Office is at 400 N. Benjamin Lane Suite 100, Boise. Registered voters in Canyon County should go to 1102 East Chicago Street, Caldwell.

Those who plan to vote must bring a valid photo ID. Same day voter registration is available. For more details see the 2012 Idaho Voter Guide.

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