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May Elections: Shoshone County Elections and Polling places

| May 12, 2023 1:00 AM

WALLACE –– The May Election Day is just a few days away and locals might need to know what they’re voting on, as well as where they need to go in order to cast their vote.

Voters in District 1 (Murray/Prichard) were sent absentee ballots for this election to do away with the need for a polling place.

For those who cast their ballot at their local polling station, election day registration will be available for anyone who missed the registration deadline as long as they can show a picture I.D. along with proof of residence at the polls.

Photo I.D. is required to vote at the polls in Idaho. However, if a voter is not able to show a required photo I.D., they will be given the option to sign a Personal Identity Affidavit.

Several intriguing elections are being contested, many of them specific to various regions of Shoshone County.

The one election that everyone in the county will be able to vote on are the two open seats for the position of Consolidated Free Library Trustee.

The city of Kellogg is asking for their residents to vote in favor of adopting ‘Ordinance 623,’ thus amending the existing Ordinance 574 – Changing the Local Option Non-Property Tax on short-term rentals (hotels, motels, and vacation rentals of less than 30-days) from 3.5% to 5.5%.

The amendment also includes adding city parks and public right-of-ways to the approved list of purposes that the generated funds can be spent on, as well as adding the penalty for unpaid Local Option Non-Property Taxes from 5% to 10%.

This initiative requires a super-majority in order to be passed – equating to 2/3s plus 1-vote in favor of the ordinance for it to pass.

Voters residing in the Clarkia Better Roads Highway Districts are being asked to vote for or against increasing their levy to the amount of $98,000 beginning in 2024 and continuing for a duration of two years.

The increased dollar amount would be used to combat rising costs of operations, construction, and maintenance.

Voters in the East Shoshone County Water District are being asked to vote for two open board member positions.

Voters in the Cataldo Water District will be filling one open board member position.

May 16 is Election Day and polls will be open from 8 a.m. through 8 p.m.

Here are the polling places for all 14 of the voting precincts in Shoshone County.


01 - Prichard/Murray –– Mail Ballot Precint (for this election)

02 - Mullan –– Mullan City Hall 112 Earle Ave., Mullan

03 - Wallace –– Congregational Church 408 Cedar St., Wallace

04 - Silverton –– Silverwood Good Samaritan Center 405 W. 7th, Silverton

05 - Osburn –– VFW Hall 4th & Mullan, Osburn

06 - Kellogg –– Kellogg Elks BPOE No.1841 202 McKinley Ave. Kellogg

07 - Wardner –– Mail Ballot Precinct

08 - Smelterville –– SMC Health & Wellness 858 Commerce Dr. Smelterville

09 - Pinehurst –– Pinehurst Lions Club Bldg 106 Church St. Pinehurst

10 - Kingston/Cataldo –– Kingston/Cataldo Sewer Dist. 42784 SV Rd Kingston

11 - Calder –– Mail Ballot Precinct

12 - Clarkia –– Mail Ballot Precinct

13 - Avery –– Mail Ballot Precinct

14 - Absentee –– Shoshone County Courthouse 700 Bank St., Wallace