Canyon County working to open more polling places than previously announced

Posted at 2:46 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 08:39:00-04

CALDWELL, Idaho — The Canyon County Elections Office says it is working to open more polling locations for Election Day. The announcement comes after the Elections Office sent a news release last week that five in-person locations will be open.

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

“On Friday, we announced our plans to open five in-person early voting locations in Canyon County, but we didn’t articulate well enough that our Election Day plans were still a work in progress,” said Clerk Chris Yamamoto. “We are going to spend the bulk of this week working to identify additional polling locations that we will open for voters to cast their ballots on Election Day. Those locations – in addition to the five in-person early voting locations that were already announced – will be approved by the Board of County Commissioners on Friday morning in accordance with State statute.”

The full list of Election Day polling locations will be released on October 2, after approval from the Board of County Commissioners. The list will also be posted on the Canyon County website, according to a news release.

For early voting, people can go to any in-person early voting location to cast their ballot. On November 3, the locations will be precinct specific. Once the polling locations are approved, mailers will be sent to all registered voters informing them of their Election Day polling location.

In-person early voting will be available to registered voters at the following locations:

  • 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

The release says four of the above locations will open on October 19, as required by state statute. The O'Connor Field House will open a week earlier on October 12.

The last day to vote early is Friday, October 30. Early voting hours are Monday through Friday, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.