Ballot Breakdown, navigating through the lesser known ballot items

Ballot Breakdown, navigating through the lesser known ballot items

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Political apathy and ignorance is a growing epidemic in the United States. Even in an educated environment, students and professors are bound to be surprised by some of the things that will appear on the electoral ballot. While the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates may be well-known to most of the student population, many students are unaware of the local representatives, propositions and amendments they will also be asked to vote on come election day.

For Representative in Congress First District

Pro-Life (IND)

Jimmy Farris (DEM)

Raul R. Labrador (REP)

Rob Oates (LIB)
Candidates for Legislative District Offices
For Legislative District 22 for State Senator

Russel M. Fulcher (REP)

For Legislative District 22 for State Representative
Position A

John Vander Woude (REP)

Position B

Sharon Fisher (DEM)
Jason Monks (REP)

Candidates for County Offices
For County Commissioner First District 
County commissioners are elected officials who oversee county activities and work to ensure that citizen concerns are met.

federal and state requirements are fulfilled, and county operations run smoothly.
Larry Rincover (DEM)
Jim Tibbs (REP)

For County Commissioner Third District

Thomas M Howell (DEM)
Dave Case (REP)
Jon Howard (IND)

For County Sheriff

Ted Dunlap (LIB)
Gary Raney (REP)

 

For Prosecuting Attorney

Government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state.

Greg H. Bower (REP)

Ron J. Twilegar (DEM)

Voters will also be asked to vote on retaining the following magistrates of the Fourth Judicial District Court. Magistrates are non-partisan officials.

Magistrates Christopher M. Bieter, Russel A. Comstock, Theresa L. Gardunia, William G. Harrigfield, John T. Hawley Jr., Cathleen MacGregor, David D. Manweller, Michael J. Oths, and Thomas P. Watkins of the Fourth District will appear on the ballot in order to be retained in office.

Sara M. Baker, for ADA County Highway Distriction 5- Four Year Term will appear on the ballot unopposed. College of Western Idaho representatives for seats 3-5 will also appear on the ballot unopposed.  Those candidates are: Mary (M.C.) Niland, Mark Dunham, , and Guy G. Hurlbutt. Idaho Ballot Propositions 1,2, and 3 will also appear on the ballot. They will appear as follows:

PROPOSITION 1: Referendum to approve or reject legislation limiting negotiated agreements between teachers and local school boards and ending the practice of issuing renewable contracts.

Shall the legislation limiting negotiated agreements between teachers and local school boards and ending the practice of issuing contacts be approved?

  • YES A YES vote means you approve the legislation.
  • NO A NO vote means you reject the legislation.

PROPOSITION 2: Referendum to approve or reject legislation providing teacher performance pay based on state mandated test scores, student performance, hard-to-fill positions and leadership.

Shall the legislation providing teacher performance pay based on state-mandated test scores, student performance, hard-to-fill positions and leadership be approved?

  • YES A YES vote means you approve the legislation.
  • NO A NO vote means you reject the legislation.

PROPOSITION 3: Referendum to approve or reject legislation amending school district funding, requiring provision of computing devices and online courses for high school graduation.

Shall the legislation amending school district funding, requiring provision of computing devices and online courses for high school graduation be approved?

  • YES A YES vote means you approve the legislation
  • NO A NO vote means you reject the legislation.

There will also be two amendments to the Idaho Constitution on the ballot.  Those are as follows.

S.J.R. 102

“Shall Section 5, Article X, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho be amended to provide that the state board of correction shall have the control, direction and management of adult felony probation and parole?”

  • YES
  • NO

H.J.R. 2aa

Amendment H.J.R. 2aa is too long to fully include in this article.  A translation of the proposed amendment will take its place.

Legislative Council’s statement of meaning, purpose and result to be acccomplished:

The proposed amendment would provide that the rights to hunt, fish and trap are a valued part of Idaho’s heritage and would preserve these rights for the people of Idaho and manage these rights through the laws of the state.  This amendment specifies that hunting, fishing and trapping shall be a preferred means of managing wildlife.  This amendment does not create a right to respas or affect rights to divert or appropriate water.  This amendment also will not prevent the suspension or revocation of licenses issued by the state for hunting, fishing or trapping.

 

Requirements to vote: 

In Idaho, a voter must present a form of photo ID in order to vote. Acceptable forms of ID are: an Idaho driver’s license or Idaho photo identification card, a U.S. passport or Federal photo identification card, a tribal photo identification card, or a current student photo ID from an Idaho high school or post-secondary education institution.

If a voter cannot provide proper identification, he or she will be given the option to sign a Personal Identification Affidavit. If a voter does not have an Idaho Driver’s License, he or she may use an Idaho photo identification card issued by the Idaho Department of Transportation.

 

Registering to vote: 

The deadline for in-person registration was Oct. 12.  However, in Idaho, citizens can register on election day at the polls. Election day is Nov. 6, the polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m..

More information about election day for Ada County can be found at: www.adaweb.net/elections/electioninfo.html.

http://www.adaweb.net/elections/electioninfo.html.

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