City Council Candidate Information
The Twin Falls City Council consists of seven seats that are open to all city residents on a rotational basis. This page provides the necessary forms and documents required by all candidates to run for office within Twin Falls City Government. If you have questions regarding candidacy forms, please contact the Executive Clerk of the City of Twin Falls via email or at 208-735-7245.
Declaration of Candidacy
All candidates are required to file for candidacy with the Twin Falls City Clerk. The necessary form is available here.
Certification of Treasurer
All campaigns are required to assign a treasurer in charge of managing incoming campaign funds on behalf of the candidate and must file with the Twin Falls City Clerk.
Declaration of Write-in Candidate
To be considered as a viable write-in candidate, this form must be completed and returned to the Twin Falls City Clerk no later than 5 p.m. September 6.
To withdraw candidacy for office, this form must be completed, signed, and submitted to the Twin Falls City Clerk prior to election day.
The City of Twin Falls oversees candidate filings for city elections and assists with answering questions from residents about city elections.
Campaign Finance Reporting Manual
The 2019 Campaign Finance Reporting Manual provides candidates and campaign treasurers with an understanding of their responsibilities under Idaho Code.
2019 Election Filing Dates
Candidates may certify their political treasurer at any time, but all candidates must designate a political treasurer before raising or expending any campaign funds. See the Campaign Finance Reporting requirements here.
August 26: – 8 a.m. Candidate filing period opens
September 6: – 5 p.m. Candidate filing period closes
September 20: – Deadline for candidates to withdraw their candidacy
October 8: – Deadline for write-in candidates to file their declaration of intent
Council Seats & Terms
*All city council terms expire in December.
Council Candidate Requirements
Candidates for mayor and council may put their names on the ballot by filing a Declaration of Candidacy indicating the office for which they are running, the term of the office, and confirming that they are qualified to hold the office, meaning they are: