Thursday, March 1, 2012
Just a reminder for those who wish to support a candidate for President. No more voting in the primary for a Presidential Candidate in Idaho. You will have to go to the Idaho Center (depending on where you live) to join the fray in a caucus effort to arrive at a candidate for President.
Please bear in mind the doors will close at 7:00PM sharp by someones official time piece and late comers will not be allowed to enter. So this means you need to get there by around 6:30PM and lay claim to your seat. It may be a night fraught with all manner of confusion given this is the first time for this kind of event in Idaho.
It is too bad Idaho Repubs. have gone to this format to select a Presidential candidate as it will exclude a lot of people who rely on voting at a local polling place. It will probably take several hours to get this process completed and the usual voting in a primary election is pretty much a quick effort at a local polling place. A caucus cuts a lot of people out of the process like deployed service members, disabled and those who simply can't dedicate several hours to this effort. On the plus side candidate ads and trips to Idaho have been noted.
Late note: It was noted in the IPT today they will not be closing the doors promptly at 7:00PM but at some point they will close the doors and get things underway tonight.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 3:42 PM