GOP congressional candidate Allan Salzburg announced yesterday that he was withdrawing from the 1st Congressional District primary contest, but it turns out it’s too late to take his name off the ballot. Tim Hurst, chief deputy secretary of state, says the deadline for removal from the ballot is 45 days before the election - and that passed on April 10th. The reason: Absentee ballots for military members serving overseas have to go out 45 days before the election. In fact, Hurst said Idaho likely will need to push its deadline back to a bit earlier in future election years, to make sure those ballots that get sent overseas are fully up-to-date.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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