While non-binding, this vote is incredibly important for the Scotchman Peaks becoming Wilderness. Without a strong victory, Senator Risch may not re-introduce the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act, which is necessary for the Idaho portion to move forward.
On the ballot, you will be asked:
Do you favor Senator Jim Risch’s proposal for congressional designation of a 13,960 acre Scotchman Peaks Wilderness area in Bonner County?
Who can vote
This vote will be open to all registered voters in Bonner County, and the ballot question will appear on the Republican and Democratic primary ballots as well as a Non-Partisan ballot. You do not need to be registered as a Republican or Democrat to vote in favor of the Scotchman Peaks, you just need to be registered to vote!
If you’ll be out of town on Election Day or don’t want to stand in line, you can submit a request for an absentee ballot. The last day to request an absentee ballot is May 4. Ballots are already being distributed to voters! To request a mail-in absentee ballot, fill out this form and mail it to:
Bonner County Election Administration
1500 Hwy 2, Suite 124
Sandpoint, ID 83864
In addition to mail-in absentee ballots, voters can visit the Elections office and vote in-person absentee. The office is located in the County Building at 1500 Hwy 2, Suite 124 in Sandpoint. Early voting is April 23-May 11.