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The last post-Memorial Day Idaho election…

Post-Memorial Day holiday checklist: Get the kids back to school, recover from the long weekend, pack up the gear – and go vote? Idaho has held its primary election on the fourth Tuesday in May since 1980, which means that 45 percent of the time, it falls on the day after Memorial Day. This is the last time that’ll happen: Sweeping legislation that passed this year will move future primaries to the third, rather than fourth, Tuesday in May. It doesn't take effect until 2011, but this year is the last that Idaho will hold elections the day after Memorial Day. That’s because next year there are five Mondays in May – Memorial Day falls on the last Monday, while the Idaho primary election will fall on the fourth Tuesday, putting the two a week apart next year. This year, however, there are still a few districts trying to draw voters to the polls the day after the holiday. You can read my full story here at

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