Election Night Preview: Ada and Canyon Counties

By Devon Downey, Idaho Reports Idaho’s two largest counties make up nearly 40% of the state’s population, but rarely offer much excitement in legislative races on election night.  Why would Ada and Canyon counties not create more election headlines? Simply put, there are very few swing districts in these two counties.  Looking at election results fromContinue reading “Election Night Preview: Ada and Canyon Counties”

State deploying emergency poll workers to multiple counties

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports The state is deploying emergency poll workers today to counties that anticipate shortages. Chief Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck wouldn’t disclose which counties requested help, saying he didn’t want concerns over shortages or COVID-19 to suppress voter turnout. That information will be available after the election, he said. LastContinue reading “State deploying emergency poll workers to multiple counties”

Election workers in Kootenai, Canyon test positive for COVID-19

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports One early voting site in Canyon County has had multiple workers test positive for COVID-19, and a positive test in Kootenai County’s office forced other election workers to quarantine. Joe Decker, public information officer for Canyon County, said there are four confirmed positives among poll workers who worked at theContinue reading “Election workers in Kootenai, Canyon test positive for COVID-19”