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Wed., March 12, 2008, 4:44 p.m.

From mosquito abatement to cemeteries

According to the state Tax Commission, Idaho has 1,093 taxing districts, of which 931 levied property taxes in 2007. And that’s not counting irrigation districts, which technically aren’t taxing districts, and a few other types of districts. It does count cities, counties, school districts, highway districts, fire districts, mosquito abatement districts, cemetery districts, hospital districts and a whole lot more. When those districts hold elections, most occur on four established election dates, but others don’t, and many have their own unique polling places and election systems. Now Idaho’s looking at a proposal to roll all those elections together under the purview of the state’s 44 county clerks. You can read my full story here at

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