Ada County Precincts Grow And Shift As Population Surges

Jan 8, 2018

About 16,000 Ada County voters will see their precinct change in 2018. The changes come after the Treasure Valley’s growth continues to balloon.

The last time precinct boundaries were changed or added was in 2012, following census numbers. Since then Ada County has grown by more than 60,000 people, following a statewide trend of population gains.

That’s prompted the county to plan seven new precincts, and to adapt the boundaries of 30. Two will be combined to account for the changes in population. In a press release, the county says these adjustments are an effort to make sure voters have a “positive experience when they go to cast their ballots.”

Voters can expect to receive notification in the mail over the next several weeks if their precinct is impacted by these changes.
 

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