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Elections are Tuesday: Explore our voter guide here

MaryLou Cox puts the final touches on a ballot box at Chief Joseph School of the Arts in Meridian at the start of the Nov. 4, 2014 election.
MaryLou Cox puts the final touches on a ballot box at Chief Joseph School of the Arts in Meridian at the start of the Nov. 4, 2014 election. Idaho Statesman file

Mayors and city council members are on the ballot in nonpartisan races across Ada and Canyon counties. Three school districts are asking voters for money, two Caldwell school trustees face recalls, Meridian wants money for libraries, and Boise wants money for Foothills land purchases.

To inform your decisions, the Statesman has again compiled an online Voter Guide. Use it to look up which candidates and measures you can vote on, see the candidates' pictures, learn about their backgrounds, and compare their views on issues in their own words. You can link to candidates' websites and social media accounts, and to instructions for registering and voting. Follow this link to reach the guide.

Need to know where to go to vote? At IdahoVotes.gov, you can look up your polling place and whether you are already a registered voter. Idaho allows same-day voter registration.

More information specific to Ada and Canyon counties can be found at these links: Ada County elections, Canyon County elections.

Here’s a quick look at who and what is on your ballot:

ADA COUNTY

BOISE

Mayor: Dave Bieter (incumbent), Seth Holden, Judy Peavey-Derr.

City Council Seat 1: Lauren McLean (incumbent).

City Council Seat 3: Scot Ludwig (incumbent), Adriel J. Martinez.

City Council Seat 5: Elaine Clegg (incumbent), Andy Hawes.

MERIDIAN

Mayor: Tammy de Weerd (incumbent), Kaleb Holman, Monte Palmer.

City Council Seat 1: Anne Little Roberts. Incumbent Dave Zaremba is not running.

City Council Seat 3: Ty Palmer. Incumbent Charlie Rountree is not running.

City Council Seat 5: Genesis Milam (incumbent).

EAGLE

Mayor: Jim Reynolds (incumbent), R. Stancil "Stan" Ridgeway.

City Council (two seats): Stan Bastian, Shane Curry, Kevin Keep, Jeff Laughlin, Rick Murphree, Mike Olsen, Naomi Preston, Craig Soelberg. Incumbents Mark Butler and Mary McFarland are not running.

KUNA

Mayor: Joe Stear, Robert E. "Ernie" Terrell. Incumbent Greg Nelson is not running.

City Council (two seats): Briana Buban-Vonder Haar (incumbent), Greg McPherson, Paul Schepper, Andrew Sherrange. Incumbent Joe Stear is running for mayor.

GARDEN CITY

City Council (two seats): Pam Beaumont and William Mitchell, both incumbents.

STAR

Mayor: Chad Bell, Nate Mitchell (incumbent).

City Council Seat 1: Doug Gochnour, Kevin Nielsen, Robert Wurster. This seat is vacant.

City Council Seat 2: Trevor Chadwick, Tom Erlebach (incumbent).

City Council Seat 4: Skip Banach, Randy Furniss, David Hershey, Ulysses Mori. Incumbent Chad Bell is running for mayor.

CANYON COUNTY

NAMPA

City Council Seat 2: Darl Bruner, Victor Rodriguez. Incumbent Stephen Kren is not running.

City Council Seat 4: David Bills (incumbent), Arturo Gonzalez, Sandi Levi.

City Council Seat 6: Dennis Davis, Bruce Skaug (incumbent).

CALDWELL

City Council Seat 4: Henry Busse, Shannon Ozuna (incumbent).

City Council Seat 5: Chris Allgood, Magda Ruano. Incumbent Jeremy Feucht is not running.

City Council Seat 6: Terrence Biggers (incumbent), Chuck Staddick.

MIDDLETON

Mayor: Darin Taylor (incumbent), Jim "Tank"Taylor.

City Council (two seats): Beverlee Furner (incumbent), Carrie Huggins (incumbent), Tyson Sparrow.

BALLOT QUESTIONS

Boise Foothills: $5 million-a-year levy for two years.

Meridian: $12 million library bond.

West Ada School District: $14 million-a-year supplemental levy for two years.

Caldwell School District: Two trustee recalls, Amy Rojas and Leif Skyving.

Nampa School District: $7.78 million-a-year supplemental levy for two years.

Vallivue School District: $4.5 million-a-year supplemental levy for two years.

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