Taxpayer Funded Voter Guide Won't Be Checked For Accuracy

Sep 12, 2012

Idaho voters will soon have a new state-issued voter guide arriving in their mailboxes in the coming weeks. But the information inside hasn’t been fact-checked. 

The Secretary of State’s office – which oversees elections – puts the guide together.  It gets input from both sides of an issue or a race, and then prints what those campaigns submit.  But that material isn’t vetted for accuracy.

Melissa Davlin is a reporter with The Times-News in Twin Falls and she wrote about Idaho's voter guide this week.  She told host Scott Graf that she was struck by the fact that tax payer money pays for the guide.   

Click listen to hear the conversation.

You can read The Times News report here