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Open Primary Initiative forums Sunday in Cd'A, PF

| February 12, 2024 1:00 AM

The Open Primary Initiative and what it would mean for Idaho, presented by the League of Women Voters of Kootenai County, is now set for two locations.

The forum will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at Prairie View Elementary School, 2478 E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls, and from 3-5 p.m. at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave.

Luke Mayville will speak for the Open Primaries Initiative. He is an instructor at Boise State University. The Open Primaries Initiative organization is a coalition of Veterans for Idaho Voters, the Idaho Chapter of Mormon Women for Ethical Government, North Idaho Women, the Hope Coalition, Reclaim Idaho and Republicans for Open Primaries.

Other speakers will include Veterans for Idaho Voters member Christie Wood, a Coeur d'Alene City Council member and North Idaho College trustee emeritus.

The third speaker is Hayden businessman and real estate consultant Ed Morse. A member of North Idaho Republicans, Morse served as an Idaho legislator from 2012 to 2014.

Coeur d'Alene attorney and University of Idaho emeritus law professor Patrick D. Costello will serve as the moderator for the forum.

The League of Women Voters is a nationwide organization that came into being over 100 years ago. It is non-partisan, best known for registering voters, hosting candidate debates and providing voter education, including VOTE411.org and other educational events. The League does not endorse candidates or parties, although it does take positions on issues, especially those related to voter access and freedom to make informed choices.

The Open Primary Initiative event will also be streamed on Facebook: facebook.com/LWVKootenaiCounty