Today is not a particularly big Election Day in Idaho, what with no statewide issues on the ballot and mostly just city elections going around the state. (Kootenai County is an exception, with a countywide ballot issue on a local-option sales tax.) But here in Boise, where there are a couple of lively city council contests at stake, there appears to be a surprisingly high turnout so far – at least based on the experience of the workers at my local polling place, a small fire station off Bogus Basin Road.
They reported that they were swamped over the lunch hour and have seen far more voters than expected, and when I voted at shortly before 2 p.m. local time, they’d completely run out of the little “I Voted!” stickers that usually are handed out to voters. This is the first time I can remember, in nearly 20 years of voting in Idaho elections, that I haven’t gotten a sticker.