Idaho Democrats Want it Easier to Vote
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Democrats are getting behind a package of reforms they believe will make voting easier and more accessible. House and Senate Democrats unveiled a collection of five bills on Tuesday, calling it the Voting Opportunity and Trustworthy Elections initiative. They say the ideas emerged in talks with voters and monitoring the November election. Democrats say the voting was hampered by long lines, confusion over registration and voter identification requirements.
Their new package includes a proposal to allow online voter registration. Democrats also want to see voter registration materials handed out when a person gets a driver’s license and that counties be required to set up early voting centers. Another would require a political party that opts for a close primary election to pay incremental costs accrued by the county.