Bonneville County voters will decide Sept. 17 whether they want to convert Eastern Idaho Technical College into a community college in Idaho Falls.

The College of Eastern Idaho Committee Wednesday set that date for a vote. The panel is proposing expansion of the vocational school into a two-year academic institution."I'm absolutely convinced if we can educate the public we can get this vote through," said Bernice McCowin, the group's director.

Initially, an election was to be in May. But it was postponed because of a possible conflict with Idaho Falls School District's supplemental levy vote and because the Legislature could change the way community colleges are funded.