With the Legislature on hiatus due to COVID–19, there’s even more time for people to express their opposition to SB 1110.
KILL INITIATIVE BILL
The theme of the Idaho Legislature this year was stated by House Majority Leader Mike Moyle when he said, “Voting shouldn’t be easy.” That came during debate on a bill that would have made it a felony to take your neighbor’s absentee ballot to a drop-off point for them.
Another bill would have tossed out all votes for president on absentee ballots.
Those look to be dead for this session, but the bill that most threatens the power of voters is S1110, and it’s very much alive. It makes it all but impossible to create an initiative or referendum. That right is explicitly stated in Idaho’s constitution.
While the Legislature is in recess because of COVID cases, it’s a good time to send an email to your representatives about S1110. They will have a little extra time to read constituent emails. A vote in the Idaho House is imminent upon their return.
Tell them you don’t think voting should be difficult and that you want to keep your right to vote on initiatives in Idaho.
Rick Just, Boise