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Early Voting in Ada County: 4,698 Ballots Cast

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Officials at Ada County Elections say the expansion of early voting locations was an unqualified success, particularly for a so-called "off year" municipal election slate.

Early voting came to a close Oct. 30, and election officials told Boise Weekly this morning, a total of 4,698 voters cast their ballots early: 2,844 ballots were cast at elections headquarters on Benjamin Lane in West Boise, 829 more ballots were cast at the Ada County Indigent Services Office near the Ada County Courthouse and 1,025 voters cast their ballots at Meridian City Hall.

Polls will be open Tuesday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. throughout Idaho. In the Treasure Valley, voters will keep a close eye on Boise city runoffs for mayor and city council seats in addition to the Clean Water and Open Space Levy; Meridian voters will be asked to approve a $28 million supplemental levy for the West Ada School District; and in Canyon County, voters will be asked whether to recall two members of the Caldwell School District Board of Trustees.

Voters can find their polling places and other election information at idahovotes.gov. Registered voters are asked to present a photo ID (driver's license, passport, student ID) in order to vote but if you don't have an official photo ID, you may sign an affidavit affirming your identity and receive a ballot.