[image-1] Ada County election officials remind probable voters that Friday, Oct. 12, will be the final day for Ada County residents to register to vote in advance of the Tuesday, Nov. 6, General Election. Yes, you'll still be able to register to vote if you vote early or on Election Day, but pre-registration assuredly speeds up the voting process when some polling places see long lines.
Officials say they're tracking a significant increase in registrations leading up to Friday's deadline, due in large part to the recent addition of online voter registration. So far this year, 44 percent of new voter registrations in Ada County have been processed online. Officials report that "Millenials" lead all demographics, representing 47 percent of Ada County's newest registrants. They're followed by "Baby Boomers" (25 percent), "Gen X'rs" (21 percent) and older adults, labeled the "Greatest Generation" (7 percent).
Fifty-two percent of new registrants in Ada County are female. And 39 percent of all new Ada County voters have registered as Republicans. They're followed by unaffiliated (33 percent), Democrats (26 percent) and Libertarians (2 percent).
[image-2] You can register to vote online byclicking here.
Early voting in Ada County will begin this coming Monday, Oct. 10, at three fixed polling places: the Ada County Elections Offices on N. Benjamin Lane, Boise City Hall and Meridian City Hall. Additionally, Ada County's popular mobile voting polling place will begin rolling on Oct. 10, when it will visit the Garden City Library. You can see a full schedule byclicking here.