VOTER GUIDE: November 2013 elections

VOTER GUIDE: November 2013 elections

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 9:11 PM

BOISE -- Election day is Tuesday, and you may be wondering where to go, what will be on your ballot, or what to bring with you in order to cast your vote.

There are no statewide positions on the ballot, but for many cities in the area there are important questions.

Voters in more than two dozen cities in southern Idaho will elect a mayor including Nampa, Caldwell, Cascade, Ketchum, and Jerome. There are interesting city council races in Boise, Meridian, and Nampa. But the marquee votes on the ballot in the city of trees are the bond elections.

The polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 5th.

See the full list of races in the KTVB viewing area by clicking here. This will also be where you can come for live up-to-the-minute race results on election night. The full list of results will also be available on the KTVB Idaho News app. Join us on KTVB for all your election coverage throughout the day.

KTVB's coverage of the big issues:

Boise fire safety bond

Boise open spaces bond

Boise city council race

New website to ease election confusion for Canyon County voters

Nampa mayoral debate

Nampa mayoral candidates on housing, urban renewal and the economy

Where to go / registration:

If you aren't sure if you are registered to vote, or if you're wondering where you need to go on election day, click here.

Voters can become registered voters at the polls on election day, or by downloading the registration forms (PDF).

What you need:

In order to vote in Idaho, you must bring a valid form of identification with you to the polls.

Acceptable forms of identification are any of the following:

  • An Idaho driver's license or photo identification card
  • A U.S. passport or federal photo identification card
  • A tribal photo identification card
  • A current student photo I.D., issued by an Idaho high school or post secondary education institution.

The poll workers will make sure the photo on the I.D. matches the person who handed it to them.

The name on the I.D. must match the name on the voter registration list.  Abbreviations and nicknames are acceptable, but if a voter has legally changed their name, they will need to re-register to vote.

If a voter cannot provide any of the valid types of identification, they can sign a personal identification affidavit.  The affidavit declares that voter is who they say they are, and will require a current address.

Keep in mind, in order to vote in Idaho, you must be 18 years old or older, and a citizen of the United States.  You also must have lived in Idaho and the county in which you are voting for 30 days prior to the election.

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