Canyon County to have five locations open for early and day of voting

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 15:33:42-04

CANYON COUNTY, Idaho — Five locations will be open in Canyon County for voters to cast their ballots for the November 3 election. The consolidated locations will be open both on Election Day and for in-person early voting, which runs from October 19 to October 30.

Unlike past elections, the consolidated locations are not precinct-specific, so any eligible voter in Canyon County can cast their ballot at any location. ADA accommodations, like curbside voting, will also be available at all locations.

The following locations are available for early and day-of voting:

  • O’Connor Field House – S 22nd Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605
  • Celebration Church – 2121 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa, ID 83651
  • Oregon Trail Church of God – 23057 Old Hwy 30, Caldwell, ID 83607
  • Melba Valley Senior Center – 115 Base Line Rd, Melba, ID 83641
  • Notus High School (Old Gym) – 25260 Notus Rd, Notus, ID 83656

“This was not an easy decision to make, but one that we felt was in the best interest of Canyon County voters,” said Clerk Chris Yamamoto. “We frankly don’t have enough experienced poll workers to open locations in all 64 precincts, so this was our best option to help ensure a smooth voting process both on Election Day and during the early voting period. These are also larger locations with ample parking, so it will be easier for voters and poll workers to follow the recommended COVID-19 precautions like physical distancing.”

The Canyon County Elections Office says they are still finalizing the details and hours of operation for in-person early voting at the five locations. The office hopes to have each location open past 5 p.m. to give voters more opportunities for early voting. More information on the hours of operation will be available at a later date.

All voters are encouraged to preregister to vote ahead of the October 9 deadline by visiting Voters can also use the site to request an absentee ballot and check on the status of their absentee ballot request.

Absentee ballots must be returned to the Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Absentee ballots returned after 8:00 p.m. will be considered invalid and will not be counted.