In-person absentee voting starting

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SANDPOINT — In-person absentee voting for the Nov. 6 general election gets underway in Bonner County today.

In-person absentee voting will be available through Friday. Nov. 2. Such ballots are cast in the clerk’s Elections Office on the ground floor of the county Administration Building. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on the day of the election.

Voters will be casting ballots for county commissioners for districts 1 and 3, in addition to races for assessor, clerk, treasurer and coroner. Voters across the county cast votes in the commission races, regardless of which district they happen to reside in.

There is also a judicial retention position and two supervisor seats for the Bonner Soil & Water Conservation District.

Voters in the Bayview area, meanwhile, will see a water and sewer district bond measure on their ballots.

At the state level, residents will be voting in governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, controller, treasurer, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction, in addition to senate and representative for legislative districts 1 and 7. There also state proposition questions on horse racing and Medicaid eligibility expansion.

Sample ballots for the election can be found on the county’s website ( under the elected officials tab.

Voters will also be casting ballots in the U.S. representative for the 1st congressional district.

The Elections Office will be publicly testing its ballot-counting equipment at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the administration building.

Those who are registered to vote can do so at their usual polling location and Idaho allows election-day registration with a valid identification card and proof of residency. Those with questions are encouraged to contacting the Elections Office during regular business hours at 208-255-3631 or at


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