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What to expect on Election Day in Idaho
Jennifer Auh reports on what to expect on Election Day. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Election Day is less than 48 hours away. Almost 20,000 people have voted early in Ada County, which is a record high.
This year's election is crucial for many Idahoans, and that’s not just because it's a presidential election year.
There could also be a shift in Idaho’s legislative power, and there are some state education issues on hand.
The state issues on the ballot, which are taking center stage, are Props 1, 2 and 3 -- Idaho Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna's three education reform laws.
We met many voters are on the early voting line, because of these reforms.
- Proposition 1 - limits teachers’ negotiating their salary and benefits with the local school board, ending renewable contracts for teachers
- Proposition 2 - focuses on teacher paid based on their performance, and it’s the most favored by voters in the polls so far
- Proposition 3 - brings technology to classrooms and requires online courses for high school students to graduate
Other local issues on the ballot, which are highly talked about, are the initiatives to repeal the Garden City code, which allows portions of the greenbelt to be for pedestrians only, and restricts non-motorized transportation, such as bicycles.
The election turnout will also affect new leadership in the legislature, as four senate chairs and six house chairs are not seeking re-election this session.
On Election Day, here's what to expect at the polls. Everyone will be asked to show their IDs or sign a form confirming their identification.
The election results should come in overnight, and most should be in by early Wednesday morning.
Everyone's encouraged to go out and vote! If you aren't registered to vote, you can do it on Election Day in the state of Idaho. The polls will open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.