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"Misleading" billboards to be changed

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Posted at 5:38 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 19:38:03-05

Twenty-two billboards advertising Idaho’s presidential primary election will be changed following the Idaho Democratic Party potentially seeking legal action after calling the billboards “misleading.”

The IDP originally stated that the billboards did not accurately state the nature of the of the March 8th primary and could have caused “…confusion for voters seeking to participate in the primary or those voters who associated with any other parties.”

“We thank the Secretary of State’s Office for recognizing that their billboard advertising campaign was misleading and for agreeing to fix the billboards,” said IDP Executive Director Sally Boynton Brown. “We are also pleased that we solved this issue without having to take it court.”

The Secretary of State’s Office say it will take about a week to fix the signs and remove the words “Presidential Primary Election March 8th.”

“That way voters who wish to participate in the March 22nd Idaho Democratic Statewide Presidential County Caucuses will not be misled into showing up the wrong day,” a press release from the IDP stated.

The Idaho Republican Party pushed back following the initial complaint by calling the Idaho Democratic Party as suffering from a case of "buyer's remorse."