The response to their mail-in absentee ballot campaign resulted in some 50,000 ballots being mailed to registered voters. In addition, early voting for those who missed the deadline will open Tuesday at the City-County Law Enforcement Center on Barrister from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until November 3. It is the ONLY pre-election day polling place in Ada County.
Election day is November 4, but Ada County election officials hope to keep the lines short through their early vote effort. The panic is caused by a new optical scanner ballot system that neither voters nor election workers have previously used. The old “hanging chad” punch card equipment is no longer manufactured or repaired.
A “paper trail” is created with the fill in the dot system, thus avoiding computer problems and providing for easy recount and auditing.
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