Early voting begins for Boise mayoral runoff election

Posted at 5:42 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 19:42:34-05

BOISE, Idaho — Voting has officially begun for Boise’s mayoral runoff election.

The only question on the ballot--is whether you want incumbent Mayor Dave Bieter or City Council President Lauren McLean to be Boise’s next mayor.

The runoff election is being held after none of Boise’s mayoral candidates were able to obtain the 50 percent plus 1 majority in the mayoral election.

Official election results show City Council President Lauren McLean led with 45.7 percent of the votes, while Mayor Bieter trailed with 30.3 percent of the votes.

Now a runoff election is being held on Tuesday, December 3rd, but early voting begins Monday, November 18th.

Early voting will be held at the Ada County Elections Office and Boise City Hall Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm, excluding Thanksgiving Day.

You can also request to vote by mail up to 11 days before the election, and you must submit your ballot by mail by Friday, November 22nd, or at the Ada County Elections Office by December 3rd.

For those who plan to vote on the day of the election, polling locations will likely be the same as they were in November’s general election, unless a location is not open, in which case Ada County Elections will alert voters of their new location.

Click here to find your polling location.

Voting is open to all Boise residents in 88 precincts, whether you’ve registered to vote or not.

Voter registration will be available at the polling locations as long as you have a photo identification; a state I.D. or the last four digits of your social security number; and proof of residency.