Idaho Election Officials Push Folks To Absentee Voting For May 19 Primary

In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, voting and elections may not be top of mind for many people. But if you want to vote on May 19, it’s something you should be thinking about.

With uncertainty around the future of social distancing and isolation orders, the best bet to ensure you’ll be able to vote in the upcoming primary election is to do it by absentee ballot. 


Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane joins Idaho Matters by Skype to talk about how to do just that. 

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