Polls Are Open: Now Vote!


Here's the good news: Those campaign ads clogging up your television, website and mailbox will be gone by this time tomorrow.

Polls opened this morning at 8 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m. (keeping in mind that the time zone difference pushes us to 9 p.m. Mountain Time before statewide results start coming in because North Idaho voters will still be voting for another hour).

Officials at the Ada County Elections office tell us that they received a record number (for a mid-term election) of absentee ballot requests this year; but if you haven't yet turned in an absentee ballot, you can do so until 8 p.m.  

If you're unsure about where to find your polling place, you can click here or call the Ada County Elections office at 208-287-6860. If you live outside Ada County, you're encouraged to call your county's election office.

Yes, you can register on Election Day. You're asked to take a photo ID and some proof of residency, but if you don't have that, you're able to sign an affidavit.

The Idaho Secretary of State's Office is predicting about a 60 percent voter turnout this year.

And one more thing: no whining if you don't vote.