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Sheriff, Dist.7, local issues decided in Nov. 8 election

Early voting ends Friday; sample ballots available

Sample ballots and a list of polling places is in this week’s Free Press legals section, pages 4-5B

Other information is available through the Idaho County Election’s Office, 983-2751, through its Facebook page or online at .


Early voting ends at the Idaho County Courthouse this Friday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. After this date, voters must cast their ballots at their respective polling places on Election Day, Nov. 8.

Voters take to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 8, for the general election.

Here are some of the decisions Idaho County residents will be making next week.

Idaho County

Idaho County Sheriff: Incumbent Doug Giddings (R) of White Bird, will face off against Carlos Martinez (I) of Kooskia for the four-year post.

Uncontested county races: Dist. 2 commissioner: incumbent Mark Frei (R); and prosecuting attorney: incumbent Kirk MacGregor (R). Both are four-year terms; and Dist. 3 commissioner: Denis Duman (R), a two-year term.

Dist. 7 Legislature

State Senate: Carl Crabtree (R) of Grangeville, and Ken Meyers (D) of Sagle.

House 7A: Jessica Chilcott (R) of Sandpoint, and Priscilla Gidding (R) of White Bird.

Uncontested: House 7B: Paul Shepherd (R).

Local Decisions

  • Riggins residents will be deciding on a city local-option non-property tax. This will retain the city’s existing 2 percent local-option tax on sales of lodging rentals, liquor by the drink, and prepared meals; and it would add a 1 percent local-option tax rate on all other taxable retail sales. Generated tax revenue will fund city infrastructure and capital projects and equipment.

  • Patrons of Good Roads Highway District and Union Highway District will be deciding whether to consolidate into a single jurisdiction, to be named the Union Independent Highway District.

  • Patrons of the Kamiah Fire Protection District will be deciding on a $95,000 special tax levy to pay for fire protection apparatus, equipment, facilities maintenance, and to provide for firefighter safety and training.


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