Sponsors of an initiative to make it easier for Idahoans to vote by
mail if they want to have dropped their bid to get the measure on the
ballot in 2012. “We needed 51,000 signatures, and I could just
tell from the way we were going that we weren’t going to meet the mark,”
said Larry Grant, a former Democratic congressional candidate from
Fruitland, Idaho who led the effort. “I didn’t want people working on it
for another couple months knowing we weren’t going to make it.” Meanwhile, Idaho House GOP leaders are mulling further limiting, rather than expanding, absentee voting in the state/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here. Also: Lawmakers mull limiting absentee ballots.
Question: Would you support a move by the Republican Idaho Legislature to limit absentee voting to only those with a valid excuse to not be present at the polls on election day?