Idaho's Warm River in election hot water

Idaho's Warm River in election hot water

Idaho's Warm River in election hot water

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 10:29 AM

BOISE -- The eastern Idaho village of Warm River waded into a little hot water recently after getting crossways with state election law.

Mayor Lonnie Allen and four city council members were elected in 2011 to identical four-year terms.

But Idaho requires staggered terms, with elections every two years.

Though county officials asked Allen to schedule a vote this Nov. 5, Allen says she won't hold another election until 2015.

Allen said Wednesday there isn't much need to force Warm River's nine registered voters back to the polls until then.

After all, the four council members work at Allen's fishing lodge; one is her son.

In 2011, all ran unopposed.

Allen insists conflicts are rare in her canyon.

She reckons the last big debate was in the 1950s, over a proposed dam.

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