Pocatellans who would like to run for office in the Gate City can officially file their candidacy forms through Friday, September 8. Candidates may file a Declaration of Candidacy for Council member seats 1, 2, and 3 for terms of 4 years. Declaration of Candidacy forms are available in the Mayor’s Office at Pocatello City Hall, 911 North 7th Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Candidates for City elected office are required to file a Declaration of Candidacy with the City Clerk accompanied by: 1) a nonrefundable filing fee of $40; or 2) a petition of candidacy signed by at least five (5) qualified city electors who have been verified by the County Clerk’s office. In addition, the candidate affirms:
- They are at least 18 years of age
- They are a U.S. citizen
- They are a resident of the city for at least 30 days prior to submitting their declaration
- Their primary residence is within the city limits
- The address of the candidate’s voter registration form matches the residence address provided on the candidate’s declaration.
Candidates must file the appointment of a political treasurer and begin reporting the campaign finances, including the sources and expenses, with the Idaho Secretary of State’s office at sos.idaho.gov/elections-division/campaign-finance-filing/ if receiving or spending campaign funds. Candidates with questions about treasurer appointment and reporting are asked to contact the Secretary of State’s office at 208-334-2852.
The candidacy filing period will close Friday, September 8 at 5 p.m.
The general election will be held Tuesday, November 7.
Residents with questions about the filing process can contact Konni Kendell, City Clerk, at 208-234-6217.
For more information visit pocatello.gov/243/Elections.
City Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with two (2) days’ advance notice by contacting Skyler Beebe at email@example.com; 208-234-6248; or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.