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Idaho voting system to be overhauled, according to election officials

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The Idaho State Voter Registration System (ISVRS) needs to be replaced, according to the Canyon County Clerk's Office.

CBS2 News spoke with election officials about what needs to happen to get the voting system up to speed.

Chris Yamamoto, Canyon County Clerk, and Chief Elections Officer, worked with the Idaho Secretary of State to replace the ISVRS.

Yamamoto wants the new system to be GIS-based, meaning it keeps track of voter addresses.

He says the current system is known to crash when many people use it at once, like during elections.

"With the GIS system, that will be a great help to ensure that people get the proper ballot for the district or zone that they're in," Yamamoto said.

He believes it's important to get that done soon, so state officials are better-equipped for the Idaho presidential primary in March.

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In fact, the Idaho Secretary of State's office is helping make the transition to the new GIS-based system.

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