Making elections run

Susan VanOrden poses for a photo Friday at the Bonneville County Elections Office. VanOrden has worked as a poll worker for 40 years because of her commitment to community. John Roark /

As the polls open Tuesday, people throughout eastern Idaho will cast ballots to determine the political future of the region. And poll workers like Susan VanOrdenand Betty McKinlay are charged with making the election runs smoothly, ballots are counted accurately and the voting booth remains private and free from pressure.

Five things to watch in Tuesday’s election

Students work in the media room at Idaho Falls High School on Oct. 24. Voters in District 91 on Tuesday will decide whether to bond for $110 million to build a new high school to replace the current Idaho Falls High School and make substantial renovations to Skyline High School. John Roark /

A host of municipal elections and bond questions will be put to voters in eastern Idaho on Tuesday. Most importantly, with a contested mayoral race and three contested city council races, a number of races in Idaho Falls could set the course for city policy over the next four years.



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