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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Candidate Filing Period to Open Aug. 26 for Council Seats 1, 2, and 3 in Pocatello

Pocatellans who would like to declare their candidacy for City Council can between August 26 and September 6.


Monday marks the first date to 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. Potential candidates must appoint a campaign treasurer before they accept or spend any money on their campaign including in-kind contributions. 


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 $40.00; or 2) a petition of candidacy signed by at least five 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

- That the address of the candidate’s voter registration form matches the residence address provided on the candidate’s declaration


The filing period will close Friday, September 6 at 5 p.m.


The general election will be held Tuesday, November 5.


The current council seats up for election are Seat 1 currently held by Jim Johnston, Seat 2 currently held by Beena Mannan, and Seat 3 currently held by Roger Bray. 


Residents with questions about the filing process can contact Ruth Newsom, City Clerk, at 208-234-6217.


For more information, visit pocatello.us/243/Elections


City Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with three (3) days’ advance notice by contacting Skyler Beebe at sbeebe@pocatello.us; 208.234.6248; or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.


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