Casting your ballot

Robert Archer, 94, votes in the primary election Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Burley City Hall in Burley, Idaho. NOTE: Election photos are pretty straightforward. Finding a way to show a voter's face while adding an element of layering to the frame elevates this image above those I typically take at polling places. 

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BURLEY — In the May 18 election, Mini-Cassia voters will see a Burley library override levy and highway district commissioners on their ballots.

Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters in Burley and North Burley in Minidoka County will vote on whether to renew an existing temporary override levy of $277,280 for each of the next two years for the Burley Public Library.

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The money will be used as 51% of the library’s general operating funds. The library said the levy will give patrons access to member libraries, which share materials; be used to purchase software and equipment, e-books, audio and visual materials; to pay for a program librarian, librarians and support staff salaries; and to performe maintenance along with a contracted computer technician and junior resource interns.

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The estimated average annual cost to the taxpayers for the proposed levy is $40.77 for $100,000 in assessed property value.

The measure requires a simple majority to pass.

In Cassia County voters will choose for Burley Highway District Commission sub-district 2 from candidates Todd Whitehead and Jed W. Wayment. Bart Bowers is running unopposed for Burley Highway District Commissioner in sub-district 1.

In Minidoka County, Richard (Rick) Kraus is facing off against Marty Van Tassell for the Minidoka County Highway district commissioner’s seat in sub-district 2.

In the highway district’s race for commissioner in sub-district 3, Mike Fleming and Jeffrey B. Clark are vying for the seat.

This article originally ran on magicvalley.com.

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