Thousands of Twin Falls voters head to the polls

Posted at 1:18 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 15:18:22-05

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Twin Falls County opened their polls bright and early on Election Day!

The polls opened November 3 at 8:00 a.m. with more than 20 polling places for 44 precincts. Election officials tell Idaho News 6 some voters started lining up at 7:00 a.m.

Election officials say more than 6,000 people in Twin Falls County have headed to the polls--on top of more than 12,000 absentee ballots and more than 7,000 early votes.

County officials say they anticipate the flow of voters to differ throughout the day--especially as more people get off of work. To help with the flow, all backup poll workers have been deployed, officials say. The county has also started utilizing electric poll books to help ease wait times.

“It’s an iPad, so instead of a paper poll book, it will scan the back of your driver's license, the barcode on your license," explained Kristina Glascock, the Twin Falls County Clerk. "If you’re registered it will just pop up your information then you just have to sign the iPad and then you’re checked in and you get your ballot. So it’s a pretty swift process.”

Voters registering on Election Day can expect a longer wait time and must bring a form of ID and proof of residency.