This Friday the Democratic Club welcomes Jim Brannon, Kootenai County Clerk. Brannon plans to speak on the importance of voting and how just one vote can make a difference in an election. He will also be covering topics like how to register to vote if you’re new to the area and in what circumstances would you be dropped from the registry or would need to update your information. Topics like these are important because voters often become discouraged if they feel like their vote doesn’t matter or registering to vote is too much of a hassle. He will also touch on the importance of absentee voting, early voting, and what forms of ID one would need if they show up at their respective polling place on the day of the general. He will also share any updates or future plans for redistricting in our area. No matter how you choose to vote, your vote matters.
The County Clerk has one of the most diverse jobs of all county elected officials. In fact, constitutional and statutory laws have given this one elective county officer five distinct titles: Auditor, Chief Elections Officer of the County (County Resource Manual, Idaho Association of Counties), Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of the District Court, and Recorder. In Kootenai County, there are over 90 deputy clerks who work in the various departments under the Clerk as well as in the Board of County Commissioners’ Office.