Will You Vote? Slim Turnout Usually Decides Boise School Board Winners

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The seven candidates vying for three seats on the Boise School Board of Trustees were joined by moderator Molly Lenty (third from left) at the Aug. 26 forum sponsored by the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce. - KELSEY HAWES
  • Kelsey Hawes
  • The seven candidates vying for three seats on the Boise School Board of Trustees were joined by moderator Molly Lenty (third from left) at the Aug. 26 forum sponsored by the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.

If voter history is any indication, a small minority of Boise citizens will decide today who gets to call the shots in Idaho's second largest school district.

Polls opened at 8 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m. at schools throughout Boise as seven candidates (six men and one woman) compete for three seats on the Boise Independent School District Board of Trustees. Two years ago, only three candidates vied for three seats, so the polls were dark. In 2010, approximately 1,500 voters showed up for that trustee election and about 1,100 showed up in 2008, representing 1.5 percent (in 2010) and 1 percent (2008) of registered voters.

Here's a list of locations where you'll be able to cast your ballot today:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
-Adams Elementary, 1725 Warm Springs
-Amity Elementary, 10000 W. Amity
-Cynthia Mann Elementary, 5401 W. Castle Drive
-Grace Jordan Elementary, 6411 W. Fairfied Ave. 
-Hawthorne Elementary, 2401 Targee
-Highlands Elementary, 3434 Bogus Basin Road
-Hillcrest Elementary, 2045 Pond
-Horizon Elementary, 730 N. Mitchell
-Koelsch Elementary, 2015 N. Curtis
-Longfellow Elementary. 1511 N. Ninth
-Riverside Elementary, 2100 E. Victory
-Roosevelt Elementary, 901 E. Jefferson
-Trail Wind Elementary, 3701 E. Lake Forest
-Valley View Elementary, 3555 Milwaukee
-White Pine Elementary, 401 E. Linden
-Whittier Elementary, 301 N. 29th
-Wm. H. Taft Elementary, 3722 Anderson 

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS
-East Junior High, 5600 E. Warm Springs
-Fairmont Junior High, 2121 N. Cole Road
-Hillside Junior High, 3536 Hill Road
-Riverglen Junior High, 6801 N. Gary Lane
-South Junior High, 3101 Cassia

Additionally, ballots can be cast at the Boise School District headquarters at 8169 W, Victory Road.