Absentee voting is now available
Monday marked the first day that Kootenai County residents could vote absentee for the May 25 primary election.
Voters can either fill out a ballot in person, or mail in a request form for a ballot.
The county Elections Office on 3rd Street is the only location where folks can vote in person, said Elections Supervisor Carrie Phillips. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Folks can only pre-register to vote until April 30, Phillips said.
Otherwise they can register the day of the election at a polling booth, she said. Proof of residence is necessary to register.
The final day to vote absentee is the day before the election.