There is such a thing as voting turnout “sweeteners” up in Ashton, Idaho. Ann Oldham, a professional candy maker and chief judge at one of the Fremont County precints, offers a variety of chocolates to her voting clientel at the Senior Citizen Center in Ashton. Oldham says the precinct is small enough to have qualified for vote-by-mail, but residents told her they would miss the social aspect of seeing each other on election day — and some of her chocolate-covered caramels.
There is such a thing as voting turnout “sweeteners” up in Ashton, Idaho. Ann Oldham, a professional candy maker and chief judge at one of the Fremont County precints, offers a variety of chocolates to her voting clientel at the Senior Citizen Center in Ashton. Oldham says the precinct is small enough to have qualified for vote-by-mail, but residents told her they would miss the social aspect of seeing each other on election day — and some of her chocolate-covered caramels. Shellie Blanchard
There is such a thing as voting turnout “sweeteners” up in Ashton, Idaho. Ann Oldham, a professional candy maker and chief judge at one of the Fremont County precints, offers a variety of chocolates to her voting clientel at the Senior Citizen Center in Ashton. Oldham says the precinct is small enough to have qualified for vote-by-mail, but residents told her they would miss the social aspect of seeing each other on election day — and some of her chocolate-covered caramels. Shellie Blanchard

Voting in rural Idaho has social aspects that sweeten the overall experience

November 05, 2016 11:24 PM