Coin Toss Determines Idaho County Elections

Last month, Republican contenders Carol R. Davey and Brock Frazier each received 36 votes for the position in Ada County’s Precinct 1915. The results were officially counted on June 2.

Idaho law has stipulated that tied votes in either primary or general county elections will be decided before the county clerk by “a toss of a coin.” The law dated back to 1970.

The public was permitted to observe the coin toss, which also was posted to the county’s elections Facebook page.

Remarkably, it was not the first time an Ada County election has been determined by a coin toss.


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