Absentee voting is currently being offered at the Jerome County Courthouse. The last day for in-person abstentee voting is November 4, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
There are two council positions eligible for re-election this year. Four people have filed declarations of candidacy: Incumbents Marjorie Schmidt and Dawn L. Soto, and challengers Dale Ross and Kurtis R. Hopper.
In addition there will be two additional ballots to vote on for the city election. The two ballot questions will be:
Shall the city of Jerome, Idaho, Jerome County, Idaho, be authorized to issue General Obligation Bonds estimated to be approximately $500,000 to finance the cost of purchasing a property to house the Police Department, retrofit said facility, and pay costs associated with the financing as provided in the Election Ordinance adopted by the City Council on September 20, 2011. AND
“Shall the city of Jerome enter into an agreement for a residential recycling program at a cost of approximately $3.50 per residential unit to be billed monthly along with regular sanitation charges?”
With the recent election consolidation between Idaho cities and counties, you will vote in one place for both city and county elections. If you are not sure where you vote you can call the county clerk’s office at 644-2714 or 644-2715, or the city clerk’s office at 324-8189.
Some of the dates you may want to keep in mind are:
- November 8th is Election Day. The polls are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Deadline for write-in candidates to file with the city clerk is October 11, 2011
- Last day to register to vote is October 14, 2011. You can still register when voting in-person absentee or on election day
- Mail in absentee ballot requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. on November 2, 2011 by the county clerk
- Last day for in-person absentee voting, which ends at 5:00 p.m. is November 4, 2011
Answers to frequently asked questions:
- You must live within the city limits for at least thirty (30) days prior to election day and be at least eighteen (18) years of age to vote in a city election
- If a qualified elector moves outside city limits with the intention of making the new residence their permanent home, they are no longer a city resident and cannot vote in city elections. Having rental property or owning a business in the city does not qualify you to vote in city elections
- If you change your name (marriage is the most common reason) or your address you must re-register to vote
- Every elector who registers to vote is required to swear under oath or affirmation that he/she is a citizen of the United States