The Nov. 8 presidential election officially started Friday in Ada County with the mailing of 8,616 ballots to voters who have already requested an absentee ballot.
Election officials estimate 195,000 voters will cast a ballot in Ada County. Voters who may be away, busy on Election Day or want to avoid long lines at their polling place are encouraged to vote by mail or vote early in person.
To receive an absentee ballot a voter must mail or e-mail a signed request to Ada County Elections by 5 p.m. Oct. 28.
Early in-person voting takes place Monday, Oct. 17, through Friday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, at these locations:
Boise: Ada County Elections Office, 400 N. Benjamin Lane (special Saturday voting 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Oct. 29)
Boise: City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd.
Eagle: Senior Center, 312 E. State St.
Meridian: City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Ave.
Ada County will be posting online information about how many ballots for the current election have been mailed and returned to date and how many people voted early in each precinct.
To find more information, go to www.adacountyelections.com or contact the Ada County Elections office at 287-6860.