Aug 21 2017

Municipal Elections

The Municipal elections are coming up quickly on November 7. August 28 is the first day to file beginning at 8 a.m. as a candidate for the CITY ELECTION. Filing is with the CITY CLERK. (Sec. 50-410, Idaho Code) There are three Council positions up for election, the mayor’s position is not up for election in this cycle. The positions of Council persons Leedy, Plischke and Young up for election this cycle. These positions are all at-large and candidates do no run for any certain position, the top three vote getters are elected.

To get their name on the ballot, a candidate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy which can be obtained from the City Clerk. The candidate must: 1) Be at least 18 years of age; 2) Be a U.S. Citizen; 3)The candidate’s primary residence must be within the city; 4)The address of the candidate’s voter registration must match the residence provided on the candidate’s declaration; and 4)The candidate must have resided in the city for at least 30 days prior to submitting their declaration.

The Declaration of Candidacy must be accompanied by one of the following: 1) A petition of Candidacy signed by at least five qualified city electors whose signatures have been verified by the County Clerk; or 2) A nonrefundable filing fee of $40.

September 8 is the last day to file until 5:00 p.m. as a candidate for the CITY ELECTION to be held on November 7. Filing is with the CITY CLERK. (Sec. 50-410, Idaho Code) If you have any questions contact City Clerk, David Tate at the City office, 414-1965.

A reminder: packets for City Council positions can be picked up from the City Clerk’s office at any time. Filing begins on Monday, August 28th at 8:00 a.m. and closes on Friday, September 8. The election will be held on Tuesday, November 7. If you have any questions, contact City Clerk, David Tate at 415-1965.