Ada Voter Info and Directions

The Ada County election office has issued the following information for voters regarding the upcoming mid-term elections.

Early voting will begin for Ada County voters Tuesday, October 12 through Friday, October 29, 2010 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Early voting is conducted at:
Election Services
400 Benjamin, suite 100
This is behind the Target store on Milwaukee
NOTE: portions of Benjamin Lane will be closed for construction early next week; voters should enter Benjamin Lane from Emerald Street.

Voters will be required to provide identification at the early voting site and at the polls Election Day, November 2nd. Proper ID must be issued by the State of Idaho or the federal government such as:
An Idaho driver’s license or photo Identification Card.
A U.S. passport or Federal photo identification card.
A tribal photo identification card.
A current student photo ID, issued by an Idaho high school or post secondary education institution.
Identification from another state will not suffice. Qualified voters without proper identification will be required to complete an affidavit prior to voting. For additional information go to IDAHO VOTES.
Update on mailed out absentee ballots. As of 10/08/2010 there have been 11,708 ballots mailed to Ada County voters. This number is higher than previous off year elections.

Voters wishing to vote by mail (via an absentee ballot) need to submit an absentee ballot request by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, October 27. Absentee ballot requests may be obtained from IDAHO VOTES.

Comments & Discussion

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  1. Why do you have to have picture ID to vote in person and no ID to vote absentee? Doesn’t make much sense.

    EDITOR NOTE–Don’t know, but we will have it for you Tuesday. Probably deals with fact you are already registered and ballot is mailed to your address.

  2. Voters must sign an affidavit on the back of the return envelope containing the absentee ballot. That signature is then matched to the one on the voter’s registration card. If there is no signature, or the signature does not match, the ballot is not counted. This proof is done on 100% of returned absentee ballots.

  3. Thanks Chris – that makes sense – lots of labor involved though. I wonder if my signature looks the same as when I registered. It gets a little shakier with each passing day.

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