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Ballots being counted

November 6, 2012

BLACKFOOT — This was the first time Bingham County has early pick up in selected precincts.
These precincts were
° Firth 7
° Firth 8
° Groveland 9
° Jamestown 10
° Rockford 12
° Shelley 13
° Shelley 14
° Shelley 21
Close to 6,000 ballots have already been received at the courthouse. This year, Bingham County received 21 percent of the registered ballots were received by absentee ballot be the absentee ballots delivered in person, mailed-in and homebound.

Police Log

November 6, 2012

Police Log

Items of note from Oct. 16-24.

Blackfoot Police

ONLINE CHAT: Oct. 16, 4:38 p.m.: A man said his daughter has been in contact with a boy in Georgia who may be 18 and has been involved in gang activity.

SHEARS: Oct. 16, 6:53 p.m.: A caller at Fantastic Sam's reported the theft of a pair of cutting shears.

HARASSMENT: Oct. 16, 7:56 p.m.: A woman said there was a threatening letter left on her door and her tires have been slashed.

Early voters say NO to Props 1,2 and 3.

November 6, 2012

BLACKFOOT—An impromptu poll in Bingham County showed that most residents are voting no to propositions 1, 2 and 3 for Idaho's education reform. "The hardest part in voting no was that there was good in with the bad." said Bonnie Hepworth, "We need reforms, that is fact. I did vote no because I couldn't abide the bad that went with the good." Others are hoping that perhaps the propositions could be repackaged in a more reasonable manner.

Long lines expected this afternoon

November 6, 2012

BLACKFOOT— Long lines were reported this morning at Riverside Elementary, home to voting districts 17 and 24. With the clock ticking on voting time, lines are expected to get longer as voters show up after work to give their voice to the polls.

Jonathan Swain voted at Mountain View Middle School just before lunch time. "It was steady, but very little wait." said Swain. "It always feels like a well-oiled machine when I've gone. Props to the poll workers!!"
Marvin Miles was the first to cast his vote at the BPAC early this morning as the polls opened.

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