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Election 2017: poll confusion

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— Only city residents vote in those respective city council races.

“Your primary residence has to be within the city limits,” clarified Bette Polack, Idaho County Election Deputy.

Polack said they have been seeing about two people a day recently who are coming in to vote early at the courthouse, who live in the county, “and we have to tell them ‘no,’” she said.

To avoid frustrations at the courthouse and also later on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, the county election office is reminding residents these city elections are open to just those residents. Those who are unsure can check with their respective city clerks or with the county elections office.

With city elections next week, residents are reminded this Friday, Nov. 3, is the last day to vote in person at the courthouse. After this, voting will be done at the polls Nov. 7.

Voters are reminded to vote they need to show picture I.D. Voters may register to vote at the polls Nov. 7, which will require proof of residency (such as a rent receipt or power bill).


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