Archive for September 2004
Official instructions, posted on the Idaho Secretary of State’s Web site in its 2004 Voters Guide, show exactly how to vote on each type of ballot used in Idaho. Click on a punch-card county, and you’ll see step-by-step, illustrated instructions on how to insert the ballot into the holder, punch the ballot to vote, and how to record a write-in vote. Here’s the final step:
“After voting, withdraw the ballot card. Inspect it to be sure all holes are cleanly and completely punched out. Remove any loose chads as illustrated.”
The drawing shows a hand picking off a little hanging bit from the back of the ballot. That’s all it takes.
“Our ballots are clean. The people know what to do with ‘em,” Secretary of State Ben Ysursa said. “People, I think, are more cognizant than ever about pulling out their card and looking at it.”
UI President Tim White said the new center will give students opportunities to work hand in hand with world-class scientists, and tours showed off everything from a planned giant research flume for studying mountain river dynamics to a combustion lab where if all goes wrong, the far windows are designed to blow out to relieve pressure.
Senate Education Chairman Gary Schroeder, after touring the six-story building that’s still being finished up, quipped, “I think they’ve got a lot of empty offices – they oughta put the House over here.”
That would put the larger body a good 10-minute walk away from the state Capitol, where the Senate has its digs and House members have their chambers, but little office space.