Early Voting Under Way

Ada and Canyon voters can cast their ballots early until May 11


Early voting got under way this morning in Ada County, while early voting has already been under way for a full week in Canyon County.

Voters are cautioned that this year's process should take a few more minutes of their time. Voters are being asked to select a party affiliation before they're able to vote (and yes, you can still be nonpartisan), but this is where things get a bit complicated.

Democrat, Constitution or Libertarian Party members will be able to vote on the Democrat or nonpartisan ballot, but the nonpartisan ballot only contains three unopposed judges. Republicans will be able to vote the Democratic, Republican or nonpartisan ballot. Once you've made your choice of party and are handed a ballot, you can't change until after the primary.

Early voting in Ada County takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 400 N. Benjamin Lane in Boise. In Canyon County, voting takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1102 E. Chicago St. in Caldwell. Early voting will end on Friday, May 11.

Primary Day is Tuesday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.