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It’s My 2 Cents — Voting @ Hayden Meadows

Can someone explain to me why I have to drive to Hayden Meadows School to vote in the Lakes Highway District election? After all, I live in the Borah Triangle (no, I'm not the "Borah Triangle" who posts here. Last time I looked, Coeur d'Alene is a fairly fair-sized community -- the biggest in Kootenai County (with upstart Post Falls beginning to nip at its heels). I called the county Elections Department to see, as Spencer's candidate endorsement letter to my house Saturday indicated, if I truly am a Lakes Highway District voter. (Yeah, yeah, I know I should have looked at my property assessment bill, but I forgot this morning.) Anyway, I received good news and bad news. The good news is that I'm a Lakes Highway District voter. The bad news is that I have to drive to Hayden Meadows School tonight to cast my ballot b/c I didn't cast an absentee ballot before today at the Elections Department office on Third Street. The neutral news is that I have to travel to my church on Miles Avenue tonight for a leadership meeting. Hayden Meadows is nearby. Gotta give Spencer a hat tip for alerting me to this election, which I ordinarily overlook. But I don't think I can give Lakes Highway District a hat tip for an inconvenient trip to the polls.

You can find Spencer's Take on the election today here; you can find Bayview Herb's rebutal here.

Question: Are you eligible to vote in today's highway district elections?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.