New mobile voting registration in Ada County

First year for mobile voting registration
Posted at 6:54 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 07:10:39-04

For Ada County residents who don't have time to register to vote the traditional way, voter registration just got a lot easier.

Not only are permanent early voting locations available like every year but Ada County has a new mobile voter registration trailer that will make stops all over the treasure valley.

 "It's kind of one these things we've been thinking about and trying to figure out a method that we could reach out to voters in new ways. What the trailer allows us to do is go to some of the more remote parts of the county as well as travel around the county and catch voters in a manner that is more convenient for them," said Phil McGrane, Chief Deputy Clerk for Ada County.

Some voters are already taking advantage of the mobile trailer. 

"I thought I’d come down and get an absentee ballot. I haven't missed an election since I’ve been here. This might be a little easier," said Eugene Migneault, voter.

For some, this was there first time registering in Ada County.

"This is my first time in Boise, Idaho registering. I was registered in Oregon before," said Ashley Garcia, voter.

With the recent presidential debate, voters are motivated to register and cast their ballots.

 "I was pretty impressed with it, I thought it was, I was a little frightened at first but I thought it turned out ok," said Peggy Streibel, voter.

"I think it's really important, especially in this particular election, it seems like things are kind of a dead heat and so every vote counts and I wanted to make sure I was one of those votes," said Ashley Garcia.

Ada County is encouraging residents to register and vote as early as possible.

The week before Election Day, the trailer will be set up in downtown Boise along Eighth Street to provide a chance to cast a ballot.