Due to unprecedented turnout for early voting, the Ada County Elections Office will open its doors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for early voting on Saturday.
Many folks work during our regular early voting hours. With the record volume we are experiencing, I saw this as a great opportunity for us to help those folks vote, said Ada County Clerk, Chris Rich.
Early voting in Ada County started Monday Oct. 15. Rich said turnout has been breaking records, averaging close to 900 voters per day. As of Monday, 5,710 people had voted early in Ada County.
Historically, turnout for early voting continues to rise as the election approaches.
From the moment we opened our doors it has been busy and its only gotten busier since, said Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane. If you want to avoid waiting in line, not only should you vote early, but you had better vote soon.
In addition to Saturday, early voting will continue Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 2 at the Ada County Elections Office, 400 N. Benjamin Lane, Suite 100, in Boise.
Voters are reminded that they will be asked to show photo I.D. when they arrive. Voters also can sign a personal identification affidavit in lieu of photo ID.
Canyon County early voting takes place weekdays through Nov. 2 at 1102 E. Chicago St., Caldwell, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
You will have to wait until Election Day to register and cast your ballot if you are not registered to vote.