From KTVB, a stunning development in the Idaho Primary election process.
BOISE, Idaho — Idaho’s primary election will still be held on Tuesday, May 19 but now all voting will be done by mail, the state announced on Monday afternoon.
Officials said the change for mail-in voting was done out of concerns of the growing coronavirus pandemic. They made the decision after it was obvious that the state could not get polling places and poll workers for the election.
“We are trying to eliminate the physical gathering of people,” Chief Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck said.
Gov. Brad Little and the Secretary of State Lawrence Denney will work with every county to streamline the absentee voting process.
Doing the election by all absentee will more than likely delay when results will be available.
“We’re looking at that delayed anywhere from one to two weeks at this point,” Houck said. “Because of the way we’re going to have to process this election.”
The state will more than likely change when the ballot needs to be the respective county clerk’s office. Normally, a ballot must be in by 8:00 p.m. local time or when the polls close. However, since no polls will be opening that day, there will be no polls closing deadline. ”
If you want to vote this is going to be your only way. Be sure to get an absentee ballot here: https://idahovotes.gov/vote-early-idaho/