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Facts are important. There are a lot of misconceptions about the services locally elected officials provide and how those services are funded. We will share information with Idahoans about why locals are essential.

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Keep It Local Idaho was created in partnership with the Idaho Association of Counties, the Association of Idaho Cities, the Idaho Association of Highway Districts and the Idaho School Boards Association.

The mission of Keep It Local Idaho is to educate Idahoans about local issues and the importance of keeping government control closest to the people.

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Who Oversees & Secures Idaho Elections?

May 10, 2022|

Idahoans work hard to ensure safe and secure elections occur at the state level, the county level, and the precinct level. With the Idaho Primary Election scheduled for May 17th, let’s take a quick look at the responsibilities and duties from the state level to the county level regarding elections. The Idaho Legislature writes laws determining how to oversee and administer elections in Idaho.

Six Reasons to Care About School Board Elections

May 9, 2022|

Idaho is currently in election season, so it’s a prime time to take an in-depth look at why local elections are so important and how they impact communities. Elections don't get much closer to home than the election to your school board, so we’ve compiled six reasons you should care about and participate in your local school board elections. 

What You Need to Know About Idaho’s Primary Elections

May 9, 2022|

Primary elections can be confusing, especially if you have not voted in a primary election for a while or perhaps you are voting in the Idaho primary election for the first time. In Idaho, political parties use primaries to select a slate of candidates to run for office during the general election. With the primary election coming up on Tuesday, May 17th, now is a great time to clear up some of the misconceptions about primary elections in Idaho.

Staffing Public School Transportation Hits Bumps in The Road

April 18, 2022|

Providing school transportation has been a requirement of public schools since the 1940s. But after being rattled by the pandemic, schools across the country are struggling to staff local school bus drivers. Idaho is no different. Staffing shortages in Idaho, like other states, have had a ripple effect on schools, students, and their families, sometimes forcing school closures or drastic changes in operation. In at least nine states in the U.S., they requested assistance from the National Guard.

How Do Property Taxes Work?

Nobody likes property taxes and if you’ve ever felt that way, you’re not alone. But what are property taxes? They’re the primary funding source for essential services such as highway districts, cities, counties, schools and much more. Each of which are their own taxing district and levy their own property taxes. So I bet you’re wondering how does it all work? Watch our brief video and find out.

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How Do Property Taxes Work?

Nobody likes property taxes and if you’ve ever felt that way, you’re not alone. But what are property taxes? They’re the primary funding source for essential services such as highway districts, cities, counties, schools and much more. Each of which are their own taxing district and levy their own property taxes. So I bet you’re wondering how does it all work? Watch our brief video and find out.

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