A growing number of Ada County voters are being pro-active for this year's midterm elections. “We’ve had almost 16,000 people request a ballot by mail -- and that’s a big number!” said Ada County Clerk Chris Rich.
Rich said the number of early-registered voters and the amount of absentee ballots that have been sent out are almost double of what they’ve been in past. “That really doesn’t track normally with what we’d see for a government electoral race, it’s more of a presidential race -- so the interest is much higher,” he noted.
On-site early voting starts next week, and officials expect the number of participants exercising their civic rights to possibly rise even higher.
Idaho’s Secretary of State Lawerence Denney expects “an average, possibly above average, turnout.”
Ada County’s Clerk suggests planning your day accordingly and be prepared for a large turnout -- even if you think you’re beating the rush by voting early.
There will be four voting locations, available beginning Monday. Two are in Boise, one in Meridian and the other is mobile.