Idaho Primary Preview - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho Primary Preview

COEUR d' ALENE, Idaho. - Tuesday voters in Idaho will head to the polls for the 2010 primary election. The polls will be open from 8:00am-8:00pm. Voters will be voting on a number of county and state positions that include two county commissioner seats and a republican candidate for the 1st congressional district. Voter turnout is expected to be very low.

The Kootenai County election supervisor is hoping to have a turnout of 30%, but says a typical primary usually comes in at a much lower percentage.

"It's a little frustrating because you do want people to get out and vote," said Carrie Phillips, election supervisor. "So you do the best you can to get the word out, but it's about all you can do."

Phillips says they have received about 2200 absentee ballots through the mail and have seen an increased number of people walk into the election office to vote early.

If you aren't a registered voter you can do it at the polls. All you need is a photo ID and proof of residency.

A list of polling places and all the candidates running can be found at www.kcgov.us

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