(From: Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad’s Newsletter, June 2, 2021)
In the latest edition of Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad’s newsletter, Mayor Blad provides Pocatello residents with information on the steps potential candidates need to take in order to run for the Pocatello mayor and city council positions.
The section reads:
Want to be more involved in your community? Consider putting your name on the 2021
elections ballot for Mayor or City Council. The Mayor, as chief administrative official, runs the day-to-day operations of city government. The Mayor presides over City Council
meetings and is recognized as the official head of the City for administrative and ceremonial purposes. Council members set the City’s budget and laws. They attend multiple Council meetings and special meetings each month. They also represent the City at special events, such as business openings and parades.
This year’s General Election for Pocatello will be held Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Positions
open are Mayor and Council seats #4, #5 and #6 for individual terms of 4-years. If you are a registered Pocatello voter and interested in running for Mayor or a Council seat, contact the City Clerk at 208.234.6215.
The City Clerk will give you the necessary forms so you can
Appoint a Political Treasurer. This has to be done before you start campaigning. Once you have appointed a Political Treasurer and they have been accepted by the City Clerk, you can begin campaigning for office.
Complete a Declaration of Candidacy. The dates to officially declare your candidacy are August 23 through September 3, 2021. You need the signatures of 5 registered Pocatello voters on a Petition of Candidacy form OR pay a $40.00 filing fee.
Serving as a city elected official is a rewarding job. You must be a registered Pocatello
voter, and registering to vote is easy! To find out more, call 208.234.6215.
To read the Mayor’s newsletter in its entirety, visit: Mayor’s Newsletter, June, 2021