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Idaho residents back initiative for 2012

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August 20, 2009

BOISE, Idaho: An initiative led by Idaho residents may be bound for an election ballot, but not until the next couple of years.

Voters of a ballot initiative that would implement permanent absentee ballots are looking to put their efforts on the ballot in 2012. Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa stated that the initiative being put on the ballot meets state laws. According to Ysursa: “This is kind of a different take on it. But they’re also looking at two years of county fairs, things like that.”

Larry Grant, head of Idaho Vote by Mail, the committee spearheading the efforts, stated a strategic plan for a 2012 initiative: “It will be easier to gather signatures when people are more involved in an election year. We just felt that we wanted all of 2010 to get those signatures.”[1]

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