Contested commission seats at stake in Tuesday primary
How, when, where to vote
By TRAVIS PURSER
Express Staff Writer
Candidates for the Blaine County Sheriffs office, the county
prosecutors office and two hotly contested seats on the Blaine County Board of
County Commissioners are on next Tuesdays primary ballot.
The election will select candidates for federal, state and county offices
who will face final voter approval in Novembers general election.
Because voters Tuesday must choose either all Democratic or all Republican
candidates, at least two of the four Democrats running for county commissioner will be
knocked out of the race.
Both county sheriff candidatesDemocrat Dan Tiller and Republican
incumbent Walt Femlingare guaranteed a position on Novembers general election
The county prosecutor position has only one candidate, Democrat Jim
Thomas, currently the countys chief deputy prosecutor.
For the north county commissioners seat, Democrats Sally Donart and
Sarah Michael vie for a place on Novembers general election ballot, while
lone-running Republican Ivan Swaner will, by default, continue on to November.
In the south county, Democrat Robb Peck competes for incumbent Dennis
Wrights commission seat. There is no Republican candidate running for commissioner
in the south county.
Because Tuesdays election is a party primary, independent
commissioner candidates Sue Noel and James Super will not appear on the ballot.
Even though voters must vote for candidates in only one party during the
primary, voters may cast ballots for candidates throughout the entire county, not just
within their local districts.
Polling places will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at 14 county
Unregistered voters may register at the polling places with a photo
identification and proof of address.
Absentee ballots are available at the county clerks office
(788-5505) and must be returned to the office by 5 p.m. Monday.
The polling places are:
For northwest Ketchum, Presbyterian Church, Warm Springs
For Southwest Ketchum, Hemingway School.
For north and east Ketchum, Ketchum City Hall.
For Northeast Blaine County, Our Lady of the Snows
Catholic Church, Sun Valley Road.
For South Ketchum, American Legion Hall, 222 Cottonwood
For Sun Valley, Sun Valley City Hall.
For Hailey precincts 1, 3 and 4, Hailey Armory.
For Hailey precinct 2, Hailey Grange Hall, 609 Third
For Bellevue, Bellevue City Hall.
For Gannett-Picabo, Silver Creek Convenience Store.
For Carey, Carey School.
For Yale, by mail.