(City of Pocatello Press Release, September 5, 2023)

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 sbeebe@pocatello.gov; 208-234-6248; or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.

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