Saturday, October 29, 2011

Early Voting Sluggish

Posted By on Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Early voting in Ada County has been under way since last Tuesday, though it may be the best kept secret in town.

Poll watchers told Citydesk late Friday that so far, only 430 residents had cast early ballots—not a good sign for a robust turnout come Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Ada County voters can cast their ballots on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ada County elections office at 400 N. Benjamin in Boise.

In the City of Boise, four council seats are on this year's ballot in addition to the race for mayor. But limited campaigning has been the order of the day, with the exception of the open two-year council slot in which former Chamber of Commerce staffer Ben Quintana is facing school administrator Michael Cunningham and construction company owner Larry Johnson.

In our next edition of BW, we'll examine all of Boise's candidates, speaking on everything from the proposed smoking ban to transit options to Occupy Boise.

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