Ada County

In District 14, the Senate primary pitted two high profile candidates against one another.  Representative Marv Hagedorn (R-Meridian) faced a former lawmaker, Stan Bastian of Eagle.  Hagadorn won last night in the primary and will likely take his place as Senator after the November election.

Hagadorn says he wants to build on the tax cuts the legislature passed this year. “So I want to continue on that, work on personal property tax. And try and reduce that burden for business. Cause right now everything is about the economy and jobs. Anything else is noise around that.”

Primary Results: District 19 House Races

May 16, 2012

It was a three-way Democratic race for House Seat A in Boise’s District 19. In the end, Matthew Erpelding took home enough votes to win the primary. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to be able to go into the Legislature and work and write and see things from behind the scenes and be involved in trying to push forward what I think is progressive and intelligent policy.” 

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

So you’re planning to vote in a Primary on Tuesday.  Here’s what you need to know: 

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

County election headquarters around Idaho are busy places ahead of tomorrow’s primary - especially in Ada County.  The state’s most populous county re-did its Election Headquarters after the last Presidential Election.  Samantha Wright took a tour to find out how your vote gets counted in Ada County.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

Now that the Idaho Republican Party has opted for a closed primary, voters will encounter some big changes at the polling booth.  Elections officials are trying to explain the new format to the public, and prepare workers for questions on voting day.  Lots of questions. 

Helen Robins is gearing up for Election Day.  She’s petite, energetic, and she laughs a lot.  She’s been a poll worker and a Chief Judge, that’s the person in charge at a precinct.  “I think I’ve seen it all…”

Scott Ki / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho State Police officers escorted Occupy Boise protestors out of a hearing room Monday morning.  That’s after a panel of Idaho lawmakers approved a bill to create rules for how the Capitol Mall is used.  Occupy Boise continues its vigil out on the state-run Mall.