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Eye On Boise

Independent Idaho in for poll surprise…

Say you're an Idaho voter who wants to cast a ballot in next year's primary election for Sarah Palin for president, or Mike Huckabee, or Mitt Romney. In a state that's never had party registration, you could be in for a surprise at the polls, where voters will be required to become party members - or they might not get to vote in anything but nonpartisan judge races. "Being an independent, you don't like that too well," said Mitch Campbell, a Twin Falls businessman who heads the American Independent Movement of Idaho. "I think there's just a lot of people that don't like it too well."

Click here to read my Sunday story about Idaho's complicated new primary election system, a modified-closed primary that replaces the state's long-established open primary.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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