Elections

2018 Idaho voter guide: Catch up on candidates before you cast your vote

We’re closing in on Election Day. Before you vote, don’t forget to check what the candidates say in our November voter guide, linked here.

The Statesman and the League of Women Voters Education Fund invited 135 candidates across 83 races to be part of this fall’s guide. Those who accepted came from across the ballot — seeking seats in Congress, as governor, in the Legislature and on county commissions.

You’ll read their thoughts and plans in their own words — unedited.

Our guide this time covers Idaho’s 1st and 2nd congressional districts, statewide races, legislative districts 8 through 23, and Ada and Canyon counties, including local bonds and levies.

The build-a-ballot website gives you exactly what contested items you’ll see on your paper ballot. After reading through the options, you can save or print your choices to refer to when you vote.

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day. For more information, follow this link, visit the elections websites for Ada County or Canyon County, or call 208-287-6860 (Ada) or 208-454-7562(Canyon).

You can also vote early in person at your county clerk’s office through Nov. 2, or request an absentee ballot through Oct. 26.

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Idaho offers same-day voter registration at the polls. If you are not currently registered to vote, bring a valid photo ID and proof of residency — a bank statement or utility bill, for example — when you head out to cast your ballot. If you have a state-issued drivers license or ID card, you can also register online at this link.

Much more Idaho voting information can be found at idahovotes.gov.

Have problems using the voter guide? Write us at elections@idahostatesman.com. We’ll do our best to help you out.

And look for excerpts from the guide in the print Idaho Statesman, Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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