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Election Day: Idahoans Cast Their Votes On Propositions 1, 2 And 3

The most potent statewide issue on this Election Day is the tug-of-war over Propositions 1, 2 and 3. Today, as we have talked to voters at polling places in the Boise area, we’ve asked how they decided to vote, and why.

The propositions correspond to three education laws that the Legislature approved in 2011.  The laws have been contentious ever since.  At the most basic level, the laws do three things: limit collective bargaining for teachers, create a merit pay system, and increase the use of technology in schools.  ‘Yes’ votes on Propositions 1, 2 and 3 keep the year-old education laws in place.  ‘No’ votes repeal the laws.

You can read more about the propositions and the corresponding laws here.  For an Idaho voter guide, with links to voter information click here.

In the comments section below, tell us how you voted, and why, on the three referenda.


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