May 2018 Treasure Valley Voters Guide




Welcome to our Voter Guide for the May primaries, presented by the Idaho Statesman and the League of Women Voters of Idaho. Compare candidates' views on the issues side by side and create your own ballot, which you can then print or email.

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...Please note: The guide will display candidates from multiple parties in one group. At the polls, you will be asked to choose a Republican, Democratic or nonpartisan ballot. Idaho's Republican primary is closed, while the Democratic primary is open to voters affiliated with any party. There are no primaries this year for the Constitution or Libertarian parties. Candidates' responses have not been edited.


Nampa Sewer Bond

Nampa will ask residents to approve a $165 million bond issue for wastewater system work within the city. Specifically, the ballot language says the money would "renovate, improve, upgrade and better the wastewater collection and treatment facilities of the city."The bonds would be repaid over 30 years, using money from sewer fees. With interest, the city would spend a total $259.6 million over those three decades.City officials say the projects this money would pay for are not optional. If voters reject the bond and its associated financing, the city plans to sharply increase sewer rates to fund the work instead. More details about the city's plans and presentation can be found at its website.As a revenue bond, this measure only requires a simple majority to pass.

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  • Yes - For the Measure

  • No - Against the Measure