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Headed to the polls? Here's what you need to know

by EMILY BONSANT
Staff Writer | November 2, 2021 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — Today is Election Day, have you voted? Struggling to find your polling station? Are you registered?

All these answers can be found at voteidaho.gov. Scroll down to voter online tools. From here you can check your registration or find your polling location. Just input your address and the site will find your location for you. This works even if you do not live in Bonner County.

The county website also has a tool which shows all the voter locations in the county. Visit bonnercountyid.gov, select “voter” towards the top. On the next page there are boxes with information on what is on the ballot, registration information, polling sites and much more.

Polling locations are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

CLARK FORK

Russell Schenck is re-running for mayor. Council candidates up for re-election are Shari Jones and Jay White.

DOVER

Running for mayor is George Eskridge against Ryan Wells. Running for the two open council positions are Kimberly Bledsoe, Merlin Glass, Amy Lizotte, Marianne Ochs and Mark Sauter.

EAST HOPE

Donald Wells is running unopposed as a two-year council member. Running for the city’s four-year seat are incumbent Joyce Butler and Michael Wilcox.

HOPE

Running for city council member is Finley Foster and Kathryn Gorup.

KOOTENAI

For council member seat one is Robert Rutan and David Sundquist. For council member seat 3 is unopposed Joseph Rafferty.

PONDERAY

For city council is Rickey Larkin and incumbent Phillip McNearney.

PRIEST RIVER

In the running for mayor is Timothy Simpkins and Kevin Wylie currently serving as city councilmember. For city council is William Mullaley, incumbent Sean Schneider and incumbent Candace “Candy” Turner.

SANDPOINT

For the three seats on the city council is incumbent Joel Aispuro, Wayne Benner, litigator Arthur Bistline, incumbent John Darling Jr, restaurateur Justin Dick, Frytz Mor, educator Luke Omodt and Jason Welker, who currently serves as chairman of Sandpoint planning and zoning.

COOLIN-CAVANAUGH BAY FIRE DISTRICT

For Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 2 and running unopposed is Dallas Gray. Running for Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 3 is Colleen Wilson.

EAST PRIEST LAKE FIRE DISTRICT

Running unopposed for Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 1 is Thomas Clevenger. For Subdistrict 2 is Jennifer Seaman and for Subdistrict 3 is Ann McKinstry.

NORTHSIDE FIRE DISTRICT

Running for Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 3 is Robert Howard and Vernon Roof.

SAM OWEN FIRE DISTRICT

Robert Wathen runs unopposed for Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 2. Terry Jensen runs for Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 3, both are unopposed.

SPIRIT LAKE FIRE DISTRICT

Running for Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 2 is Gary Pfahler.

TIMBERLAKE FIRE DISTRICT

Running for Fire Commissioner Zone 2 is Mary Savage. Running for Zone 4 is David Rudebaugh and running for Zone 5 is Todd Amende and Sam Conner.

WEST PEND OREILLE FIRE DISTRICT

Running for Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 1 is Christine Coyle, Anthony Emord and David Van Natter. In the running for Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 3 is Stephen Bouche, Samuel Hall and Larry Larsen.

SELKIRK RECREATION DISTRICT – BOARD MEMBER SUBDISTRICT 2

For Board Member Subdistrict 2 is Stephen Elgar.

LAKE PEND OREILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT #84 – BOARD OF TRUSTEE ZONE 2

For Board of Trustee Zone 2 is Jalon Peters and incumbent Gerhart “Gary”Suppiger III. For Board of Trustee Zone 3 incumbent Lonnie Williams. For Zone 5 is Tonya Sherman.

WEST BONNER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #83 – BOARD OF TRUSTEES ZONE 2

For Board of Trustees Zone 2 is Susan Brown, Mark Caldwell and Lonnie Orr. Running for Zone 4 is Keith Rutledge and Hailey Scott.

All these answers can be found at voteIdaho.gov. Scroll down to voter online tools. From here you can check your registration or find your polling location. Just input your address and the site will find your location for you. This works even if you do not live in Bonner County.

The county website also has a tool which shows all the voter locations in the county. Visit https://www.bonnercountyid.gov/ , select “voter” towards the top. On the next page there are boxes with information on what is on the ballot, registration information, polling sites and much more.

Polling locations are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

CLARK FORK

Russell Schenck is re-running for mayor. Council candidates up for re-election are Shari Jones and Jay White.

DOVER

Running for mayor is George Eskridge against Ryan Wells. Running for the two open council positions are Kimberly Bledsoe, Merlin Glass, Amy Lizotte, Marianne Ochs and Mark Sauter.

EAST HOPE

Donald Wells is running unopposed as a two-year council member. Running for the city’s four-year seat are incumbent Joyce Butler and Michael Wilcox.

HOPE

Running for city council member is Finley Foster and Kathryn Gorup.

KOOTENAI

For council member seat one is Robert Rutan and David Sundquist. For council member seat 3 is unopposed Joseph Rafferty.

PONDERAY

For city council is Rickey Larkin and incumbent Phillip McNearney.

PRIEST RIVER

In the running for mayor is Timothy Simpkins and Kevin Wylie currently serving as city councilmember. For city council is William Mullaley, incumbent Sean Schneider and incumbent Candace “Candy” Turner.

SANDPOINT

For the three seats on the city council is incumbent Joel Aispuro, Wayne Benner, Arthur Bistline, incumbent John Darling Jr, restaurateur Justin Dick, Mary-Claude Margairaz, Frytz Mor, Luke Omodt and Jason Welker, who currently serves as chairman of Sandpoint planning and zoning.

COOLIN-CAVANAUGH BAY FIRE DISTRICT

For Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 2 and running unopposed is Dallas Gray. Running for Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 3 is Colleen Wilson.

EAST PRIEST LAKE FIRE DISTRICT

Running unopposed for Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 1 is Thomas Clevenger. For Subdistrict 2 is Jennifer Seaman and for Subdistrict 3 is Ann McKinstry.

NORTHSIDE FIRE DISTRICT

Running for Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 3 is Robert Howard and Vernon Roof.

SAM OWEN FIRE DISTRICT

Robert Wathen runs unopposed for Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 2. Terry Jensen runs for Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 3, both are unopposed.

SPIRIT LAKE FIRE DISTRICT

Running for Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 2 is Gary Pfahler.

TIMBERLAKE FIRE DISTRICT

Running for Fire Commissioner Zone 2 is Mary Savage. Running for Zone 4 is David Rudebaugh and running for Zone 5 is Todd Amende and Sam Conner.

WEST PEND OREILLE FIRE DISTRICT

Running for Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 1 is Christine Coyle, Anthony Emord and David Van Natter. In the running for Fire Commissioner Subdistrict 3 is Stephen Bouche, Samuel Hall and Larry Larsen.

SELKIRK RECREATION DISTRICT – BOARD MEMBER SUBDISTRICT 2

For Board Member Subdistrict 2 is Stephen Elgar.

LAKE PEND OREILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT #84 – BOARD OF TRUSTEE ZONE 2

For Board of Trustee Zone 2 is Jalon Peters and incumbent Gerhart “Gary” Suppiger III. For Board of Trustee Zone 3 incumbent Lonnie Williams. For Zone 5 is Tonya Sherman.

WEST BONNER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #83 – BOARD OF TRUSTEES ZONE 2

For Board of Trustees Zone 2 is Susan Brown, Mark Caldwell and Lonnie Orr. Running for Zone 4 is Keith Rutledge and Hailey Scott.