Poll Position: Idaho Voters Cast Ballots In Primary Election

May 15, 2018

Voters across Idaho are casting ballots today in federal, state and local races.

Standing outside of a polling place in Boise’s North End, Cyndi Creeg says she cast her ballot for one of the Democrats running for governor. But the entrepreneur says she’s not optimistic pointing to some of the campaign advertisements.

"Just watching some of the commercials on TV I’ve never seen so many guns in my life,” Creeg says. “I just don’t get it.”

Over at Ada County Elections Headquarters, retiree Christine Hudson is looking to send a message on several issues with her vote.

“Definitely growth in the valley is important,” says Hudson. “I think in the direction that we’re going as far as policies and a lot of things – the traffic, the people that are moving in – I hate to see a lot values change.”

Polls were busy early today according to Phil McGrane, chief deputy clerk for Ada County. They’ll likely get crowded again with a rush of people casting ballots after work.

“Make sure to get there by 8 p.m.,” warns McGrane. “If for some reason someone’s not registered to vote, you can register and vote on the same day here in Idaho.”

McGrane says the number of people who voted early was way up, which he takes as a sign voter turnout will be above average.

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