Boundary County elections clerk Cherry Grainger confirmed today that there will be in person voting in this year’s general election on Tuesday, November 3, with the usual polling sites open. Because of social distancing, though, the process might be a little be slower than normal.
Absentee voting is still available, and you can request your ballot here. Requests for absentee ballots must be returned to the county clerk’s office by October 23. Early voting at the county courthouse begins Monday, October 19.
As in more normal recent elections, voters in the Bonners Ferry Kootenai, North Bonners Ferry and Valley View precincts who choose in-person voting will cast their ballots in the fairgrounds exhibit hall, Copeland precinct voters will vote at Mt. Hall Elementary, Moyie Springs voters will vote at Moyie City Hall and Naples precinct voters will vote at South Boundary Fire Station #1.
Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In addition to the candidates, Boundary County voters will also decide on a two-year, $2.4-million School District 101 maintenance and operations levy, a continuation of the levy currently set to expire in July, with the amount unchanged. If approved, the new levy will offset federal and state budgeting shortfalls to the district through July, 2023.
To see what candidates are on the ballot, visit the KootenaiValleyTimes.com 2020 General Election Voter’s Guide.