Fed judge gives 5 Ada polling places extra hour

Posted at 5:53 PM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 21:27:48-05

A Federal judge agreed to extend the closing time to 9 p.m. at five polling places that had changed this year.

U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordered Ada County election officials to keep five polling places open one extra hour today.

The Idaho Democratic Party has filed a federal lawsuit against the state's most populated county and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney demanding that five polling locations stay open until 10 p.m.

According to the lawsuit, Democratic officials allege that Ada County election staff failed to properly warn voters that a handful of polling places would be changing locations. The party says polls should stay open in case voters need more time to find their new voting sites.

Here is the full list of precincts:

1602: Collister United Methodist (4400 W Taft Street) moved to Collister Community Church (4709 W State Street)

1711: Euclid Community Church of the Nazarene (1308 W Hale Street) moved to BSU Alumni and Friend Center (1173 W University Drive)

1806: Brookdale Assisted Living-Site #2 (739 E Parkcenter Boulevard) moved to Ada County Indigent Services (252 E Front Street)

1810: Riverside Elementary School (2100 E Victory Road) moved to Our Lady of the Rosary (1500 E Wright Street)

1901: Hidden Springs Fire Department (5871 W Hidden Springs Drive) move to Hidden Springs Community Clubhouse (5525 W Hidden Springs Drive)