Election 2014: Idaho County, Dist. 7 Legislative: Voters decide contested commission races Nov. 4

Elections: what else to know

Sample ballots

Also on the ballot, voters will be deciding on races for federal and state elected offices, as well as on a State of Idaho Constitutional Amendment regarding executive rulemaking.

View all the races for the Nov. 4 election on sample ballots on page 6B.

Absentee voting

As of Monday, Oct. 27, the Idaho County Election’s Office has sent out 1,065 absentee ballots since that voting began Sept. 19. Of these, 704 have been returned.

Deadlines

This Friday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m., is the last day to vote absentee in-person at the Idaho County Courthouse.

Today, Oct. 29, by 5 p.m., is the last day to request a mail-out ballot from the election’s office. All ballots must be back to the office by 8 p.m. on election day, Nov. 4. Courthouse will be open that evening; access from back door at parking lot.

Information at 983-2751 or online at www.idahocounty.org .

Idaho County voters head to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 4, to decide contested commission races and the formation of a White Bird recreation district.

In Idaho County Commission District 1 (four-year term), incumbent R. Skipper “Skip” Brandt (R) faces fellow Kooskia resident George Lee Perry (I).

For Idaho County Commission District 2 (two-year term), vying for the seat are Grangeville residents: Independent Matthew D. Bybee, Republican Mark A. Frei and Democrat Jerry Zumalt.

Also up for decision is approval to form a White Bird Area Recreation District. If approved by simple majority, this would allow for transfer of the former White Bird School building and property to the district for public community use. The newly formed district would levy $12.50 per $100,000 of assessed property valuation. Voters located within the present boundaries of the White Bird Cemetery District (portions of White Bird and Slate Creek 1 and 2 precincts) will vote on the proposal.

Voters will also decide on retaining Second Judicial District Magistrate Judge Jeff P. Payne.

On the ballot are four uncontested Idaho County positions. Candidates are as follows: county clerk, Kathy Ackerman (R), incumbent; county treasurer, Abbie Hudson, who defeated Deanna Hall in the May Republican primary; county assessor, James Zehner (R), incumbent; and county coroner, Cody Funke (R).

Regionally, voters will be deciding races in the Legislative District 7 races (including Idaho, Clearwater, Shoshone and a portion of Bonner counties).

For District 7 Senate: Casey Drews (D) of Osburn is challenging incumbent Sheryl L. Nuxoll (R) of Cottonwood.

For District 7A Representative: Jessica Chilcott (D) of Sandpoint is running against incumbent Shannon McMillan (R) of Silverton.

For District 7B Representative: Kenneth Murray Meyers (D) of Sagle will face incumbent Paul E. Shepherd (R) of Riggins.

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