FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Election Board advises one candidate – Donna Bollinger – submitted a nominating petition for both the Primary and Special Election for the Fort Hall Business Council.
If tribal voters elect Bollinger in the April 20 Special Election to fill the remaining one-year of Marcus Coby’s term, the Election Board will then take the next highest vote getter from the Primary Election that would be Tamara Trahant.
The TEB is clarifying the situation to tribal voters so when they go to vote on April 20 they can understand why Bollinger is again on the ballot.
Other candidates in the Special Election are Burdette Osborne and Claudia Washakie.
For information contact the TEB at 208-478-3961 or Antoinette Kniffin at 208-478-3963.
FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Office of Public Affairs urge all residents of the Fort Hall community to register to vote for the upcoming Primary Elections for the State of Idaho.
The Primary Election determines who will be the political party’s nominee in the November General Election. Idaho operates under a closed primary system, and in order to vote in the Primary Elections, a voter must be registered as a member of a specific political party.
The deadline for registered party voters who wish to change their registration for a specific political party was March 9. If a voter has not affiliated themselves with a specific party, he or she may declare their party affiliation at the polls on Election Day. If you don’t select a party, you will be automatically designated as an “unaffiliated” voter, which may affect your ability to participate in a Primary Election, but will not affect any other elections.
April 20 is the last day to pre-register to vote in the May 15 Primary Elections, which determines who will be the political party’s nominee for the General Election in November. Election Day registration is also available, with appropriate documentation. On-line registration is open now at https://idahovotes.gov.
To be eligible to vote in Idaho, you must be a U.S. citizen, lived in Idaho and your respective county for 30 days prior to election and be 18 years of age or older. A tribal identification card is acceptable ID for voting purposes. Tribal members who reside within the reservation boundaries must vote within their county designated polling places.
Idaho provides several options for voters to cast their votes through absentee voting (in person or via mail), early voting at an absentee polling location in each county, and assisted voting for disabled, curbside assistance, and home voting (please contact your county clerk in advance for accommodations).
Bannock County Elections Office, 141 North 6th Avenue, Pocatello. It is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Their phone number is: 208-236-7333 or 208-236-7329. https://www.bannockcounty.us/elections/
Bingham County Elections Office, 501 N Maple #205, Blackfoot. For more information call Danette Miller at 208-785-4131. http://www.co.bingham.id.us/clerk/elections.html
Power County Clerk’s Office, 543 Bannock Avenue, American Falls. For more information call Sharee Sprague at 208-226-7611. http://www.co.power.id.us/power-county-clerk-auditor-recorder/election-information/.