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Ada County makes history with almost 4,000 early voters; officials expect even higher numbers

Posted at 4:04 PM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 18:04:20-04

Officials say this has been a historic early voting season for Ada County with 34,858 people already casting their ballots in person -- and 27,442 absentee ballots issued.  

“This is the first election in Ada County where more early votes have been cast in person versus mailed ballots.  History was made Tuesday, November 1st, when 3,998 people voted early,” said Ada County spokesperson Kate McGwire. “The previous record for early voter turnout in one day was 2012, when 1,920 votes were cast on the last day of early voting.  We still have three days to go and we’re expecting even larger numbers!”

“Every day the number of people coming out to vote grows,” said Ada County Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane. “It’s exciting to see so many people taking advantage of early voting.”

Election officials are reminding everyone that early, in-person voting ends Friday, November 4th at 5 p.m. Boise City Hall seems to have the shortest lines. 

If you have an absentee ballot, you are urged to fill it out and mail it as soon as possible.

All ballots must be received by November 8th at 8 p.m. at the Ada County Elections Office. Postmarks do not count.

Election officials recommend mailing it no later than Friday, November 4th. If after that, you are advised to hand deliver it to Ada County Elections Office at|400 N. Benjamin Ln. Suite 100, in Boise.

The Ada County early voting standard locations are:

-Boise City Hall – 150 N Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702 (9am – 6pm)

-Meridian City Hall – 33 E Broadway Ave, Meridian, ID 83642 (9am – 6pm)

-Eagle Senior Center – 312 E State St, Eagle, ID 83616 (9am – 6pm)

-Ada County Elections – 400 Benjamin Ln, Suite 100, Boise, ID 83704 (7am – 6pm)

-Ada County Mobile Voting Trailer 8th & Bannock, Boise (10am-6pm)