Absentee voters begin casting early ballots

Absentee voters begin casting early ballots

Absentee voters begin casting early ballots

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 6:09 AM

   COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- It's absentee ballot season in Idaho.


   Gem State voters seeking a jump began casting in-person ballots in some counties this week -- four weeks before the Nov. 6 General Election.


   In Coeur d'Alene, election officials had a busy day Tuesday as more than 250 voters showed up to cast early in-person ballots, creating periodic voter lines.


   Kootenai County Election Manager Carrie Phillips says the early enthusiasm has a lot to do with 2012 being a presidential year.


   The ballot also includes contests for Idaho's two seats in the U.S. House, a full slate of state legislative races and a referendum on three divisive public education reforms.


   In the last presidential election, Idaho voters cast more than 667,000 absentee ballots.
   November 2nd is the last day for in-person absentee voting statewide.

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