"The most common way people give up their power
is thinking they don't have any."
We are just a few short days away from the election! I know several of you have already voted early or by absentee (thank you!) but for those who haven't, details follow:
- You can register to vote on Election Day if you've lived in your home for at least 30 days. Bring a piece of ID and proof of residency to your polling location.
- Need to find your polling location? Click on this link.
- It's getting late to mail your absentee ballot. You can either fill out your absentee ballot and take it to Ada County Elections (400 N Benjamin Lane #100, Boise, ID 83704), or you can bring your ballot with you to your polling location on Election Day (Nov 8).
We often speak with pride about civic duty and responsibility. As proud Americans and Idahoans, it is incumbent on us to carry these valuable traditions into the voting booth fully equipped with information. I encourage you to read the Idaho Statesman Voter Guide to get a sense of your candidates and what they stand for before you vote this Tuesday. For additional information, check their websites.
In addition to door knocking and phone calling, I've been busily engaged in the District. I attended the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening of City Center Plaza. The plaza is the result of an amazing collaboration between the City of Boise, the Gardner Company, Greater Boise Auditorium District, Clearwater Analytics, Boise State University, Valley Regional Transit and CCDC. Phenomenal!
I also had the pleasure to deliver the morning keynote address for Professional Development Day hosted by the Boise Young Professionals and the Idaho Statesman. The event served to give young professionals the opportunity to connect with Idaho's leading business executives in the Treasure Valley.
On a somber note, we recently lost a community icon - Charles Hummel. He designed several notable buildings around the state including the James A. McClure Federal Building (Mr. Hummel's grandfather designed Idaho's Capitol Building!). The Hummel family legacy will live on in our state's history. Charles Hummel will be greatly missed.
Time to get back to door knocking! Please remember the importance of voting in our state and local elections. You have the greatest impact on your way of life by voting in these elections. That 's where rubber meets the road and your vote matters!