City Council Candidate Information
|2019 Twin Falls City Council Election candidates and contested seats are now posted. See below.|
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 and Petition for Candidacy
All candidates are required to file for candidacy with the Twin Falls City Clerk. The necessary form is available here.
Appointment, Certification of Political Treasurer
Campaigns are required to assign a treasurer to manage incoming campaign funds on behalf of the candidate and must file with the Twin Falls City Clerk.
Declaration of Intent for Write-in Candidates
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. October 8.
Campaign Financial Disclosure Report
Download the Campaign Finance Disclosure Form (blank).
Candidate Withdrawal Forms
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.
48 Hour Notice of Contributions and Loans Received More Than $1,000
Use this form to report contributions of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more, received more than forty-eight hours before the general election.
|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:
2019 Twin Falls City Council Candidates
|Council Seat||Candidates and Contacts||Declaration of Candidacy||Certification of Treasurer|
|Nikki Boyd (Incumbent)|
|Shawn Barigar (Incumbent)|
Mona K. Weeks
Michael E. Shaffer
|Ruth Pierce (Incumbent)|
*Link is unavailable if no information has been provided by the candidate.