Ada, Canyon counties early voting underway

Here's what you need to know about the May 21 election.

May 12, 2013 

The Ada County ballot includes Greater Boise Auditorium District board and Meridian, Kuna and Melba school board elections.

In Canyon County, voters will select trustees for Caldwell, Kuna, Melba, Meridian, Middleton, Nampa and Notus school districts (some districts straddle the two county lines). Commissioners for Canyon, Nampa and Golden Gate highway districts also are on the ballot, as well as school levies for Homedale, Parma, Vallivue and Wilder districts.

Nampa and Meridian voters will decide whether to increase each city's respective city council from four members to six.

Eagle voters will decide a $1.2 million bond to purchase Eagle City Hall.

Voting options for the May 21 election:

EARLY VOTING

- Registered voters may vote in person at their county elections office through May 17.

- Ada County early voting takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at 400 N. Benjamin Lane in Boise.

- Canyon County early voting takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 1102 E. Chicago St. in Caldwell.

- For information on early voting in other counties, contact your county elections office.

VOTE BY MAIL/ABSENTEE

- Registered voters may request an absentee ballot until 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 15.

- Absentee ballot request forms are available online at www.idahovotes.gov.

- You also may request an absentee ballot in person or in writing from your county clerk's office. Written requests must list your complete name and address, the address you want it mailed to and must be signed by you. Send Ada written requests to Ada County Elections Office, 400 W. Benjamin Lane, Boise, 83704; send Canyon requests to Canyon County Elections Office, 1102 E. Chicago, Caldwell, 83605.

- Absentee ballots must be received at the elections office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

VOTING ON ELECTION DAY

- Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

- If you are not yet registered to vote, you can register on Election Day at your polling place.

- Call Ada County Elections at 287-6860 or Canyon County Elections at 454-7562 to confirm your polling place.

Cynthia Sewell: 377-6428, Twitter: @CynthiaSewell

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