Precinct Boundaries to Change, Twin Falls County Seeks Public Comment
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)-The public in Twin Falls County has a chance to comment on proposed precinct boundary changes now that legislative district boundaries have been set. The Twin Falls County Commissioners will host a public comment forum on February 15, at Twin Falls County West on changing precinct boundaries. Precincts are the specific areas where people go to vote in elections. District boundaries are required to be changed every 10 years based on the latest U.S. Census Bureau numbers for changing populations. The commission tasked with redrawing the lines finished in November however, the maps were challenged in court. The Idaho Supreme Court recently ruled the proposed map was acceptable. According to the Twin Falls County Clerk Kristina Glascock, some areas of Twin Falls County have grown considerably and new precinct boundaries will need to be changed, "The goal with new precinct boundaries is to balance Twin Falls County's precincts at about 1,000-1,500 registered voters to ensure voters have a smooth voting experience when they visit the polls on Election Day." Primary elections are set for May with candidate filing opening Feb. 28. Once the filing period is closed, counties begin printing ballots. The public forum will be hosted from 5 p.m to 6:30 p.m. at the Planning and Zoning Conference room.