Pocatello Elections

City Election Information

The City Clerk of Pocatello is responsible for administering elections for all city-elected offices, which include the Mayor and six City Council seats. The six members of the City Council work part time and function as the legislative body of the city.
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The Mayor is the full-time administrator managing the day-to-day activities of the city. The City Clerk of Pocatello is also responsible for auditing all city election campaign financial reports.

Declaration of Candidacy

Opens:  Monday, August 26, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Closes:  Friday, September 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.


City of Pocatello elected officials serve 4-year terms. Elections are staggered every two years with the election for Mayor and City Council Seats 4, 5, and 6 taking place separately from City Council Seats 1, 2, and 3. For example, the next election for Council Seats 1, 2 and 3 is 2019, while the next election for Mayor and Council Seats 4, 5 and 6 is 2021.

The next City of Pocatello election is November 5, 2019. Candidates for City Council Seats 1, 2, and 3 will be elected. For information on voter registration, please visit the Voting page.

All other elections that take place within the City of Pocatello are managed and administered by the Bannock County Clerk's Office. For more information, visit the Bannock County Elections Office's page.