Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Six Polling Places Await Voters Today
Paulette Jordan has made a dozen trips to the Wood River Valley to campaign since announcing her candidacy last spring, including a visit to the Warfield Brewery & Distillery on Sunday. She even made history of sorts when she did a Livestream Facebook chat with followers from a Ketchum penthouse last month.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Paulette Jordan made the New York Times a few days ago with a story titled “Idaho Isn’t Turning Blue, but One Democrat is Turning Heads.” The story featured a couple photographs of Jordan in Ketchum.

Her opponent Lt. Gov. Brad Little, meanwhile, has stayed out of the spotlight through much of this year’s campaign, apparently trusting that voters remember he’s been part of Idaho government since 2001 when then-Gov. Dirk Kempthorne appointed him to a state Senate seat that had been vacated.

Wood River Valley voters can choose between Jordan, who was born into two lines of tribal chiefs, and  Little, whose Scottish grandfather grew his Idaho sheep ranch into one of the biggest in the country, when they go to the polls today.

Brad Little hasn’t made many public appearances in the Wood River Valley this year, save for a few appearances, such as that at the Blaine County Republican Women’s debate in January and a University of Idaho function honoring Harry Rinker in June. But he made a colorful picture flipping pancakes for the Papoose Club Wagon Days Pancake Breakfast several years ago.

And, no matter what, they will elect the first female lieutenant governor in the state’s history. Kristin Collum is an Army veteran who exercised fiscal responsibility with her campaign funds by carrying a cooler of food and a sleeping bag and tent in the trunk as she visited each of Idaho’s 44 counties. And Janice McGeachin and her family own an Irish pub in Idaho Falls.

Then, of course, there are a slew of local candidates from which to choose. And there are two propositions on the ballot, including Proposition 2—a bill that supporters say would provide Medicaid for about 62,000 Idahoans who don’t make enough money to qualify for other insurance.

The polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters should show valid photo identification or be prepared to sign an affidavit swearing to their identity. Valid forms of ID include a driver’s license, concealed-weapons license, U.S. passport or federal photo ID, tribal photo id and a current photo ID issued by an Idaho high school or post-secondary education institution

For questions, call the Blaine County Elections Office at 208-788-5510.

The polling places:

1 Precinct 1 (North Blaine County) Hemingway School in Ketchum

1 Precinct 2 (Sun Valley) Sun Valley City Hall

1 Precinct 3 (North Ketchum) Hemingway School

1 Precinct 4 (South Ketchum) Hemingway School

1 Precinct 5 (Quigley) Community Campus in Hailey

1 Precinct 6 (Deer Creek) Community Campus in Hailey

1 Precinct 7 (NW Hailey) Community Campus

1 Precinct 8 (NE Hailey) Community Campus

1 Precinct 9 (SW Hailey) Community Campus

1 Precinct 10 (NW Woodside) Community Campus

1 Precinct 11 (SE Woodside) Community Campus n Hailey

1 Precinct 12 (Poverty Flats) Bellevue Elementary School

1 Precinct 13 (Bellevue) Bellevue Elementary School

1 Precinct 14 (Carey) Carey City Hall

1 Precinct 15 (Gannett/Picabo) Silver Creek Convenience Store in Picabo

1 Precinct 16 (Yale) Mail-in ballot


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