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Posted: Oct 15, 2009  11:27

Paradise Valley Fire District Commissioners To Be Elected


As a result of the formation of the Paradise Valley Fire District last year, registered voters within that district will be called upon November 3 to elect three Fire District Commissioners.

Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, at the Paradise Valley Fire District Main Station, 2492 Paradise Valley Road. While fire district commissioners represent specific areas within the district, all registered voters within the fire district will be able to vote in all three commission races.

Seeking office in Paradise Valley Fire District 1 are Rodney J. Ferreira, Fred Marek and John Youngwirth. In Fire District 2, Orrin Everhart, Margie Ladely and Ross Robertson are running, and Brad Holifield and Chet Savage are running to represent Fire District 3. Voters also have the opportunity to name a write-in candidate within each district.

In order to participate in the election, you must be registered to vote in Boundary County. To register, you must be a U.S. citizen, have resided within Boundary County for a minimum of 30 days prior to the election and be 18 years of age or older. You cannot register to vote if you've been convicted of a felony and have not yet had your civil rights restored.

You can register at the Clerk's office at the Boundary County Courthouse, 6452 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry. County residents serving on active military duty anywhere in the world can register by mail using mail-in military registration forms, available at any United States military installation. If you register by mail, please include a photocopy of legal identification. Whether you walk in or mail in to register, the registration form must be in the Clerk's Office or postmarked at least 25 days prior to the election in which you wish to vote. Mail registrations for Boundary County to County Clerk, P.O. Box 419, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805.

Voters can also register at the polls prior to casting their ballots. You'll need valid identification, such as an Idaho drivers license or identification card and proof of residency (utility bills, etc.). Information required to register, whether by mail, walk-in or at the polls includes your name, sex, postal and physical address, date of birth and length of residency.

Those who cannot or choose not to go to the polls on election day can cast their vote by absentee ballot. Those wishing to vote absentee can pick up applications for absent elector's ballot at the Clerk's office or on the county website, The Boundary County Courthouse is an absentee polling site prior to election day. Registered voters outside the county should submit their application for absent elector's ballot allowing ample mail time prior to the election. Completed ballots must be received no later than 8 p.m. on election day in the Clerk's Office.


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