Posted on May 14, 2012
The primary is Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know.
Three major changes have occurred since the last congressional and legislative primary election:
1. Closed Republican primary: Only people who affiliate with the party may vote in the GOP primary.
2. Redistricting: Many people will be in a different congressional or legislative district.
3. Your County*: Precinct boundaries and polling places have been overhauled for the first time in three decades. This means many voters will have a new polling place or will be in a different precinct. Find your precinct location by contacting your county clerk or click here.
On Election Day
• Polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• You can look up your polling place here. Also, a mailing sent to all registered voters from each County Clerk* include each voter’s legislative district, precinct and polling place.
• Look up your county clerk here: Find Your Clerk’s Contact Info/Location(or in the Treasure Valley call Ada County Elections at 287-6860 or Canyon County Elections at 454-7562) to confirm your polling place.
Three things to do at your polling place
1. Show a photo ID or sign a personal identification affidavit.
2. Select your party affiliation: Constitution, Democrat, Libertarian, Republican or unaffiliated.
3. Select your ballot: The three options are Democrat, Republican (both of which also include the nonpartisan candidates) or nonpartisan only.
Only Republicans may vote in the new closed GOP primary. People who affiliate Republican, however, are able to select any one of the three ballots.
Those who affiliate Constitution, Democrat or Libertarian, as well as those who choose to remain unaffiliated, may select the Democratic or the nonpartisan ballot.
You need to know this: The nonpartisan-only ballot contains only judicial races and a few special district measures.
Voters who have received an absentee ballot must return them to their county elections office by close of business on* Election Day, May 15.
• Ada County Elections Office, 400 W. Benjamin Lane, Boise. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Election Day.
• Canyon County Elections Office, 1102 E. Chicago, Caldwell. Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Election Day.
All Other Counties: Find your clerk here
Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/05/14/2116621/primary-is-tuesday-may-15.html#storylink=cpy
*updated by RRL4I