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Register to Vote


• Am I registered to vote?
  • What is the status of my absentee ballot?
    • What is my registered address?
      • What is my voting precinct or district?
        • Am I affiliated with a party?

           Click here for answers!

Important Dates

11 a.m. Saturday, March 2
Republican Caucus
Boundary County Middle School
6577 Main Street, Bonners Ferry

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekdays March 4 – 15
Declaration of Candidacy Filing Period for the Primary Election

Friday, March 15
Last Day to Change Political Party Affiliation or Become Unaffiliated Before the Primary Election

Friday, March 22
Last Day for Write-In Candidates to File Declarations of Intent for the Primary Election

Friday, March 29
Last Day for Partisan Candidates to Withdraw from the Primary Election

Friday, April 5
Last Day for Nonpartisan Candidates to Withdraw from the Primary Election

Friday, April 26
Preregistration Deadline for the Primary Election

Wednesday, May 1
Last Day to Circulate and Gather Initiative Petition Signatures

Monday, May 6
Early Voting for the Primary Election Begins

Friday, May 10
Absentee Ballot Application Deadline

Friday, May 17
Early Voting for the Primary Election Ends
In-Person Absentee Application Deadline

Tuesday, May 21
Primary Election Day
Polls Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 22
Voter Registration and Party Affiliation Change Reopens

Questions? Get local answers

Elections in Boundary County are under the purview of County Clerk Glenda Poston and administered by elections clerk Cherry Grainger. For local answers to local questions regarding local elections, they are the best sources for answers you can rely on.

Boundary County Clerk
PO Box 419
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805

Call: (208) 267-2242
Fax: (208) 267-7814
or email

Important Dates

Registering to vote

In order to register to vote in Boundary County, you must be a U.S. citizen, have resided within Boundary County for a minimum of 30 days prior to the election and be 18 years of age or older.

You cannot register to vote if you’ve been convicted of a felony and have not yet had your civil rights restored.

You can register to vote in the Clerk’s office at the Boundary County Courthouse. Boundary County residents serving on active military duty anywhere in the world can register by mail using mail-in military registration forms, available at any United States military installation. If you register by mail, please include a photocopy of legal identification. Whether you walk in or mail in to register, the registration form must be in the Clerk’s Office or postmarked at least 25 days prior to the election in which you wish to vote. Mail registrations for Boundary County to County Clerk, P.O. Box 419, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805.

Voters can also register at the polls prior to casting their ballots. You’ll need valid identification, such as an Idaho drivers license or identification card and proof of residency (utility bills, etc.).

Information required to register, whether by mail, walk-in or at the polls includes your name, gender, postal and physical address, date of birth and length of residency.

Identification required to vote

Approved photo Identification and proof of residence must be shown to the poll worker for registration requirements to be satisfied.

Approved Photo Identification:
  • Idaho driver’s license or identification card
  • U.S. Passport or Federal photo Identification card
  • Tribal Identification card
  • Concealed weapons license issued by a County Sheriff in Idaho

Approved Proof of Residence Documents:
   • Any of the above photo IDs with correct residence address
  • Current proof of insurance
  • Deed of trust, mortgage, lease or rental agreement
  • A property tax assessment, bill, or receipt
   • A utility bill, excluding a cellular telephone bill
  • A bank or credit card statement
  • A paystub, paycheck, or government-issued check
  • An intake document from a residential care or assisted living facility Enrollment papers issued for the current school year by a high school, or an accredited institution of higher education located within the state of Idaho.
  • A communication on letterhead from a public or private social service agency registered with the secretary of state verifying the applicant is homeless and attesting to the applicant’s residence for registration purposes.

Personal Identification Affidavit – A qualified elector may sign a personal identification affidavit at the polling place and vote if they are unable to present an acceptable form of photo identification.

Absentee ballots

Those who cannot or choose not to go to the polls on election day can cast their vote by absentee ballot. Those wishing to vote absentee can pick up applications for absent elector’s ballot at the Clerk’s office or by clicking here.

Absentee ballot applications must be turned in each year you wish to vote absentee. The Boundary County Courthouse is an absentee polling site prior to election day. Registered voters outside the county should submit their application for absent elector’s ballot allowing ample mail time prior to the election. Completed ballots must be received no later than 8 p.m. on election day in the Clerk’s Office.

Voting precincts

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County Polling Sites

BF/Kootenai Precinct
Fairgrounds Memorial Hall
6567 Recreation Park Road
Bonners Ferry

Copeland Precinct
Mt. Hall Elementary
1275 ID-1
Bonners Ferry

Moyie Precinct
Moyie Springs City Hall
3331 Roosevelt Road
Moyie Springs

Naples Precinct
South Boundary Fire Station #1
20 Stagecoach Road

North Bonners Ferry Precinct
Fairgrounds Memorial Hall
6567 Recreation Park Road
Bonners Ferry

Valley View Precinct
Fairgrounds Memorial Hall
6567 Recreation Park Road
Bonners Ferry

9B News 2024 Voter's Guide

The 9B News Boundary County Voter’s Guide is published as a public service to both the electors who will vote the local ballots and the candidates seeking to serve. My goal is to make this guide a complete and comprehensive source of fair and accurate information that will foster sound decisions at the ballot box. To that end, we ask and encourage each candidate whose name will appear on a Boundary County primary or general election ballot please send us a candidate’s statement, bio and photo for free publication. Our contact info is in the column to the right.

We will be posting Boundary County caucus and election results as they come in.

Thank you. ~ Mike Weland, Publisher

2024 Presidential Caucuses

Both Democratic and Republican Parties in Idaho will choose the state’s nominees for U.S. President by caucus this year, a process that is managed and conducted by the state party organization rather than the Idaho Secretary of State and county clerks, to include setting rules for participation.


Thursday, May 23
5 to 8 p.m., Boundary County Fairgrounds, 6567 Recreation Park Road, Bonners Ferry

Democrats from every corner of the state will cast ballots for their presidential preference and elect delegates to the state convention at their county caucus on Thursday, May 23. Polls will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. local time.

The Idaho Democratic Party has ensured that Idahoans, including U.S. military members serving away from home, can participate in the caucus process. Absentee ballots are available to voters who cannot participate in person due to military service, disability or illness, work, childcare obligations, school, inability to travel, or other reasons.

Democrats can request an absentee ballot at idahodems.org/caucus. The last day to submit a request is Friday, May 16.

Results from the caucus will be released after polls close on Thursday, May 23.

Voters who are registered Democrats or unaffiliated voters who sign a pledge that they are participating as Democrats and have not participated in any other party nominating contest for President can participate in the 2024 Democrat caucus. Anyone who is 17 and will be 18 by the general election date may participate and voters can register and change their party affiliation at the caucus location.

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.

Joseph R. Biden Jr.Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In 1953, the Biden family moved to Claymont, Delaware. He graduated from the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School and served on the New Castle County Council.

At age 29, President Biden became one of the youngest people ever elected to the United States Senate. Just weeks after his Senate election, his wife Neilia and daughter Naomi were killed and sons Hunter and Beau were critically injured in an auto accident. Biden was sworn into the U.S. Senate at his sons’ hospital bedsides.

On April 25, 2019, Biden announced his candidacy for President built from the beginning around three pillars: the battle for the soul of our nation, the need to rebuild our middle class — the backbone of our country, and a call for unity, to act as One America. 


Jason Palmer

Jason PalmerI’m an entrepreneur, investor and proud American who believes in hard-work, creativity and the power of people working together to accomplish incredible things. Over my 30 years leading small businesses and learning from some of America’s largest organizations, I have seen first hand the power of mission-driven people and technology to dramatically improve the world.

I am a people-first candidate, led by my Quaker convictions that people matter more than anything. I believe we must invest in our youth with educational reform as the main theme in my policy pillars. Although I am a Democrat, my positions also sound Republican. My campaign is rooted in conscious capitalism, modernizing our government, and harnessing America’s talent on the global stage.

Because what you’ll read here likely matters to you, too, I’d love to have you join our coalition. Learn more by opting in at PalmerForPresident.us to stay informed and get involved

Dean Phillips

Dean PhillipsDean Phillips is a three-term Democratic Congressman from Minnesota running for President on a platform of relieving the economic hardship felt by working families, repairing our broken political system and reimagining the solutions to the most intractable problems plaguing our society.

Born in St. Paul and raised in Minneapolis, Dean Phillips lost his birth father Artie in the Vietnam War. He was adopted at a young age into the Phillips family and worked his way up at his family’s business, Phillips Distilling.

After Donald Trump was elected President, Dean ran for Congress in Minnesota’s 3rd District.

In Congress, Dean broke through partisan gridlock by making it a core mission to work across the aisle with Republican colleagues, though he never abandoned his principles, maintaining a 100-percent Democratic voting record.


Republican Party

11 a.m. Saturday, March 2
Boundary County Middle School
6577 Main Street
Bonners Ferry
Contact: David Wenk, dwenk@gmail.com


Donald J. TrumpA total of 526 Boundary County Republicans signed in at the middle school for the 2024 GOP presidential caucus and overwhelmingly gave their support to Donald Trump, giving him a 91-percent approval rating with 462 votes to runner-up Nikki Haley’s 39 votes. Ryan Binkley, who dropped out last week, garnered a single vote.

Of candidates who have already dropped out, Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswami both got three votes.

In all 508 votes were cast, one of them unmarked. County caucus officials think the discrepancy is likely due to a miscount in the number of ballots delivered to the county in sealed envelopes.

Statewide, Trump claims all 32 Idaho delegates.

Idaho State Primary, Boundary County

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21
Early voting from Monday, May 6, to Friday, May 17

The State of Idaho primary election includes party races for U.S. and state legislators, county sheriff, county prosecutor and county commissioner seats for Districts 1 and 3.

The deadline to change party affiliation is March 15. Unaffiliated and newly registered voters may affiliate through Election Day on May 21.

The period to file declarations of candidacy for the 2024 Idaho primary is March 4 – 15

U.S. House, Idaho District 1

Kaylee Peterson

Kaylee PetersonI am a sixth-generation Idahoan with deep roots in Idaho and the First District. My great-great-great grandparents homesteaded in what is now the Eagle foothills. I still live on that land, on a street named for my great-grandfather.

As President of the College of Western Idaho’s debate team, I have learned to think deeply about issues and to speak with clarity and conviction.

Government and politics have always been a big part of my life, though I never thought I’d run for office. But over the last few years, as I have seen our beloved Idaho torn apart by divisiveness, extremism and even violence, I knew it was time for me to step up.

I will be a voice for reason, collaboration, bipartisanship and principled compromise. He puts loyalty to party and ideology ahead of his constituents. My first and only job will be to serve you. I ask for your support, and for your vote in November.


Russ Fulcher

Russ FulcherRuss Fulcher grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He graduated from Meridian High School, earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in business from Boise State University.

Fulcher spent 24 years in the high-technology industry, working for Micron Technology and Preco Electronics. 

He served in the Idaho Senate for 10 years, six of those as Majority Caucus Chair – elected by his peers. His signature legislation, Idaho’s grocery tax credit, has returned some $800 million to Idaho’s hard-working families. In addition, Fulcher served on the Idaho Senate State Affairs and Education Committees, where he fought tirelessly to protect the rights of individual Idahoans, to limit government influence in our lives, to ease our tax and regulatory burdens and to restore our God-given liberties.


Brendan J. Gomez

Constitution Party Constitution Party, will be on the November General Election ballot

Matt Loesby

Libertarian PartyLibertarian Party, will be on the November General Election ballot.


This is a list of the judges who must stand for nonpartisan election in 2024 in order to remain on the bench. Judges may choose not to stand for election. The list is subject to change if judges retire or are appointed. Judges in Idaho participate in nonpartisan elections in even-numbered years. These elections are primarily decided during the state’s primary election.

Idaho Supreme Court​

G Richard BevanVote to retain G. Richard Bevan

G. Richard Bevan is a judge of the Idaho Supreme Court. He assumed office in 2017. His current term ends on January 6, 2025. He ran for re-election for judge of the Idaho Supreme Court. He won in the general election on May 15, 2018. Bevan became chief justice of the court on January 1, 2021, to replace former chief justice Roger Burdick.

Bevan first became a member of the court by appointment. He was appointed in 2017 by Governor Butch Otter (R). He succeeded retired Justice Daniel Eismann.

Bevan was formerly a judge for the Fifth District of Idaho. Bevan joined that court in 2003.

Idaho Court of Appeals

David GrattonVote to retain David Gratton

David Gratton is a judge of the Idaho Court of Appeals. He assumed office on January 1, 2009. His current term ends on January 6, 2025.

Gratton ran for re-election for judge of the Idaho Court of Appeals. He won in the general election on May 15, 2018.

He was appointed to the court in October 2008. He served as chief judge of the court.

Gratton received his B.A. in political science from Boise State University in 1982 and his J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1985.

Jessica LorelloVote to retain Jessica Lorello

Jessica Lorello is a judge of the Idaho Court of Appeals. She assumed office in 2017. Her current term ends on January 6, 2025.

Lorello ran for re-election for judge of the Idaho Court of Appeals. She won in the general election on May 15, 2018.

She was appointed by Republican Governor Butch Otter in 2017 to succeed retired Judge John Michael Melanson. Lorello was elected to a six-year term on November 6, 2018.[1][2]

In December 2021, Idaho Supreme Court Justice G. Richard Bevan appointed Lorello chief judge of the court of appeals, effective January 1, 2022

Lorello received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also received a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Idaho Senate, District 1

Scott Herndon

Scott HerndonScott Herndon was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1967. Scott’s parents, also born in Richmond, migrated west before Scott was five, settling in California. Scott attended Missouri Military Academy and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Arizona State University in 1989.

Scott met his wife Arlene in 1995 in San Francisco. He built his own home in Idaho in 2005, acquiring skills which he developed into a full-time career as owner and operator of Scott Herndon Homes. Scott’s sons help him with the family business.

As a Christian, a husband and a father of eight, Scott believes in preserving and protecting human life. He has followed this in word and deed as an active abortion abolitionist and pro-gun advocate.

Herndon is a founding member of the Idaho Freedom Caucus. 


Jim Woodward

Jim WoodwardMy upbringing in Bonners Ferry shaped who I am today. Dad was the Bonners Ferry City Engineer. Mom was a small business owner, and often referred to as the “Village Knitwit.”

I graduated from Bonners Ferry High School, spent a year in Germany as a foreign exchange student, then earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Idaho. I served in the U.S. Navy onboard the USS Alabama, SSBN 731. 

I served in the following roles over the past ten years: Northern Lights Electric Co-op Director, board member on the Idaho Consumer Owned Utilities Association, Sagle Fire District Commissioner and Sagle representative to the Selkirk Fire Agency, member of the Bonner General Hospital Foundation Advisory Board, volunteer and occasional speaker in the Lake Pend Oreille School District, Member of the Governor’s Leadership in Nuclear Energy Commission.


Steve Johnson

IndependentIndependent, will appear on the November General Election ballot.

Daniel  “Dan” Rose


Dan RoseI’m running for Idaho State Senate to represent the people of North Idaho, not the Boise bureaucrat interests. “I have a proven record of public service and integrity in promoting conservative principles to LD1.” I have a wonderful wife, Kathy, whose liberty and conservative principles underpin her nine years of quiet BCRWI and BCRCC community service, which is a value added conservative support condition that neither Woodward nor Johnson can claim.

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Idaho House, District 1 Seat 1A

Karen Matthee

Karen MattheeI have been many things in my life: a daughter and a sister, a friend, a student, a wife and mother and grandmother, a journalist and a poet, an outdoor enthusiast, an animal advocate. And fundamental to those many roles were the values taught to me at an early age, the primary one being “do right by others.”

And now that I’ve decided to take on yet another role – that of candidate for District 1 representative with the Idaho State Legislature – I can say that, yes, I stand on this or that side of an issue. However, the key reason I am running is that I want to do right by others. And by Idaho, as it is now my home. I am a relative newcomer to the state, although I’d come here to ski, hike and run rivers (raft and kayak).

If you were to ask me what makes a good candidate, I’d have to say it is the ability to listen – listen to what people have to say on both sides of an issue. In that regard, journalism was a good training ground for politics. 


Mark Sauter

Mark SauterI am running for the Representative seat 1A for Bonner and Boundary Counties because I have the leadership skills, experience and the traditional, conservative values to serve our citizens and communities. We need responsible leaders representing the best interests of our citizens.

My career as a firefighter, service as a Fire Chief, along with my experience in city management has taught me broad leadership lessons. I know how to listen, to communicate, to collaborate, to craft good solutions, and to act with courage when called upon.

I have the time, the dedication, and the courage to represent the citizens of District 1 as we contribute to Idaho’s quality of life. My commitment to the citizens of North Idaho is to utilize my skills and education to provide you with responsible representation. We get better outcomes when we work together. Your support is critical.


Jane Sauter

Spencer Hutchings

Idaho House, Seat 1B

Kathryn Larson

I am running for the Idaho House because I care very deeply about Boundary and Bonner counties and our democracy.  Three lenses inform my approach to issues:

Local Matters – Decisions should be made locally and supported (rather than restricted) by state government. We cannot let federal dark money interests dictate decisions. 

Freedom: A small group of people exerting control over the rest of us is not freedom, that is power. We can’t let bullies dictate decisions for the rest of us. 

An Economy that Works – Sound economic policy encourages our local businesses to thrive. The role of the state should be to remove the roadblocks and ensure that we have an infrastructure that supports a healthy quality of life. 

The promise of democracy is representation for all citizens in North Idaho. Read more.

Bob Vickaryous


Cornel Rasor

Cornel RasorCornel Rasor is a conservative community leader North Idahoans trust. He was raised in Bonner County, growing up on his parent’s ranch. Cornel and his wife Kim have been married for 47 years, and have been blessed with three children who still live in the area. They have been blessed with 16 grandchildren.

Cornel is known to many in Bonner County as the owner/operator of Sandpoint’s Army Surplus 1 store. He has been the wise and friendly public face of this patriotic North Idaho institution for 42 years.

Cornel Rasor will bring his strong reputation for family values, community service, principled conservatism, and experience in government from North Idaho to Boise, as our Legislative District 1A State House Representative! Read more …


Chuck Lowman

Chuck LowmanMy name is Chuck Lowman. I’m asking for your vote on May 21 to serve as your representative in the Idaho House of Representatives for District 1-B. In running for this office, my goal is to serve my community and work hard to protect your God-given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

My life of service started early in the Boy Scouts, achieving the Eagle Scout award, and has continued in Christian missions throughout Africa, the middle and far-east. I served in the active-duty Army for over 10 years, deploying for 39 months to combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. We came home to Idaho in 2019 and have since sought to serve our community in many ways.

There are a lot of issues facing North Idaho. I firmly believe that respectful, truth-focused dialogue is one of the most important things we can do to combat the division so common in politics these days. My focus is on these three areas: Education, Economy, and an efficient Government which stewards our tax money well  … Read more


Boundary County Races

Commissioner District 1 - Two year term

Lester “Les” Pinkerton

Les Pinkerton“Retirement brought me back home to Bonners Ferry,” Les Pinkerton said. “I want to give back to this community which instilled the values and work ethic that helped me excel.”

Les is from a local, multi-generational farming family. He was educated at Mt. Hall Elementary School and then Bonners Ferry High School. His work experience started young, working family farms, the local feed mill, heavy equipment and construction. He furthered his education at North Idaho College and finished with a degree in Forestry, which led to a 32 year career with the U.S. Forest Service beginning in timber sale layout, surveying and wildland firefighting.

During his career, he was certified as a federal Law Enforcement Officer working in Alaska and Washington, ending in South Dakota while managing the Law Enforcement programs for five National Forests over four states.

To this day, he still has passion for supporting our youth and sees them as the future of our community. Read more … 

Commissioner District 3 - Four year term

Ben Robertson

Prosecuting Attorney

Andrakay Pluid


Dave Schuman

Dave SchumanMy name is David Schuman. It is my intent to run for Sheriff of Boundary County in the next election. I started my Peace Officer career in 1979, with the U.S Army and traveled the world. Alabama, Utah, Korea twice, Kansas, Germany, Texas and Washington, with multiple combat deployments, the last being Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia.

After 20 years in the Army and being awarded overseas service awards, NCO developmental awards, Kuwait liberation medal, Good Conduct medals, Army Achievement awards, Army Commendation awards, and a Meritorious Service Medal, I retired in July 1999, only to continue serving with the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office from August 1999 to present. Read more … 

Travis Stolley

Travis StolleyBorn and raised in Bonners Ferry, Travis Stolley joined the United States Marine Corp soon after graduating Bonners Ferry High School in 2005, serving nearly nine years before receiving an honorable discharge and returning home. It wasn’t long before he was once again in uniform, this time in Bonners Ferry Police Department blue. With sheriff Dave Kramer planning to retire, Stolley has announced his bid to continue serving Boundary County as sheriff in 2024, running as a Republican.

Not looking for major changes, Stolley said he instead offers a fresh new perspective and promises to be accessible, set high standards and work to see that expectations are being met.

“I care about my community and I’m committed to public service,” he said. “I want what’s best for our community. I want to continue to serve the community I and my wife grew up in. I want to strengthen the bond of trust between the community and the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office.” Read more … 

Jon VanGesen

Jon VanGesenJon VanGesen, 54, Naples, said he decided to run for Sheriff in the 2024 Republican primary election to continue the path of success established by retiring Boundary County Sheriff Dave Kramer. 

VanGesen said he would continue to protect Boundary County from federal government overreach and would not allow his deputies to enforce unconstitutional laws or mandates, continuing to protect individual liberties in Boundary County. “Protecting and serving has been my life’s calling and I am eager to serve as Boundary County Sheriff and humbly ask for your vote,” VanGesen said. To learn more, visit VanGesen4Sheriff.

Read more …

Republican Precinct

Gregory Lamberty, Bonners Ferry/Kootenai
David Walter, Bonners Ferry/Kootenai
Mark Moseley, Copeland
Erik Olson, Copeland
Caleb Davis, Moyie Springs
David Wenk, Naples
Mike Klaus, North Bonners Ferry
Susan Larson, Valley View

Democratic Precinct

Nancy Wycoff, Bonners Ferry/Kootenai
Steve Howlett, Naples

Currently circulating ballot initiatives

Idaho Medical Marijuana Initiative

An initiative relating to medical marijuana; amending Title 39, Idaho Code, by addition of a new Chapter 100, known as the “Idaho Medical Marijuana Act” to protect from arrest, criminal and civil sanction, patients who have chronic diseases or conditions or are terminally ill, and caregivers, growers, and agents of medical marijuana organizations who may possess or cultivate marijuana for medical purposes; establish a registry of qualifying patients, caregivers, growers, and agents who shall be issued registry identification cards; establish production facilities, safety compliance facilities and dispensaries which shall be issued registration certificates; to authorize production of marijuana; establish the maximum amount of marijuana qualifying patients and caregivers per assisted patient may possess is four (4) ounces of marijuana and six (6) marijuana plants if issued a registry identification card allowing cultivation (establish reporting rules and penalties; to provide the department shall submit an annual report to the Idaho Legislature; provide information regarding names and other identifying information of persons who have been issued or applied for a registry identification card, pursuant to Chapter 100, Title 39, Idaho Code is exempt from disclosure.
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Top-Four Primary and Ranked-Choice Voting Initiative

This measure proposes two distinct changes to elections for most public offices. First, this measure would abolish Idaho’s party primaries. Under current law, political parties nominate candidates through primary elections in which party members vote for a candidate to represent the party in the general election. The initiative creates a system where all candidates participate in a top-four primary and voters may vote on all candidates. The top four vote-earners for each office would advance to the general election. Candidates could list any affiliation on the ballot, but would not represent political parties, and need not be associated with the party they name. Second, the measure would require a ranked-choice voting system for the general election. Under current law, voters may select one candidate for each office, and the candidate with the most votes wins. Under the ranked-choice voting system, voters rank candidates on the ballot in order of preference, but need not rank every candidate. The votes are counted in successive rounds, and the candidate receiving the fewest votes in each round is eliminated. A vote for an eliminated candidate will transfer to the voter’s next-highest-ranked active candidate. The candidate with the most votes in the final round wins.

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