Election Information

The Elections Office conducts the Federal, State, County and Local Taxing District elections for Power County. The possible four (4) election dates per year are:

  • 2nd Tuesday in March (School Bond or Levy)
  • 3rd Tuesday in May (Primary Election and/or Taxing Districts Elections)
  • Last Tuesday in August (School Bond or Levy)
  • Tuesday following first Monday in November (General Election and/or Taxing District Election)

The Elections Office maintains an up-to-date list of registered voters, as well as voting history. The Elections Office can produce voter lists, precinct maps, and Commissioner District maps upon written request. This information is available by paper, e-mail or CD-ROM.

The Elections Office maintains a Local District Candidate Election Schedule reflecting the next election date for each office.  Click here to view the latest schedule.

Candidates filing for County office do so in the Elections Office, as well as file financial disclosure reports there.

If a voter is not able to show a required photo ID, the voter will be given the option to sign the Personal Affidavit.  For more information go to IdahoVotes.gov.

 

2019 Election Information

ELECTION CALENDAR FOR 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:

That the following districts will be conducting candidate elections in Power County during calendar year 2019.


 Deadlines:

January 22Last day to certify the wording to the County Clerk for a bond or levy election by a school district or a recall election by any political subdivision which is ordered for the March 12 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
February 19Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the March 12 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a March 12 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
March 13Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
March 22Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the May 21 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
April 1Last day for a political subdivision to certify the wording to the County Clerk for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum, recall or any other ballot question ordered for the May 21 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
April 8Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the district for the May 21 election. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec.34-1407, Idaho Code)
April 8Last day a candidate for the May 21 election to withdraw before the May 21 election. (Sec. 34-1405A, Idaho Code)
April 29Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the May 21 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a May 21 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
May 22Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
July 8Last day to certify the wording to the County Clerk for a bond or levy election by a school district or a recall election by any political subdivision which is ordered for the August 27 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
August 5Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the August 27 election. Registration closes in those districts holding an August 27 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
August 28Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
September 6Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the November 5 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
September 16Last day for a political subdivision to certify the wording to the County Clerk for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum, recall or any other ballot question ordered for the November 5 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
October 8Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the CITY CLERK for the November 5 city election. (Sec. 50-410, and Sec. 34-702A, Idaho Code)
October 15Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the November 5 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a November 5 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
November 6Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

Required Forms for Filing for Election:

Declaration of Candidacy – Form EC-1 A 

  1. Print name exactly as you wish it to appear on the ballot.
    a.  Enter the District Name, Office Title, Term of Office, Election and Date of Election, and Candidate Residence Address.
  2. Signature of Candidate must be notarized.

Petition of Candidacy –

  1. Print name of Candidate.
    a. Enter the Office Title, Filing Deadline, District or Zone Name or Designation, Candidate Name and Office Title, and Date of Election.
  2. Circulator must collect signatures of at least 5 eligible voters within the Candidate’s Zone or District.
  3. Signature of Circulator must be notarized.


 The County Clerk is the chief registration official of their respective county; however, Idaho has a statewide voter registration system maintained by each County as electors register to vote.  In Idaho, all voters must declare an affiliation with a recognized political party or declare themselves to not be affiliated with any political party (i.e. “unaffiliated”).  If you don’t select a party, you will be automatically designated as an “unaffiliated” voter, which may affect your ability to participate in a Primary Election, but will not affect any other elections.

Upon request, the County Clerk will furnish a list of registered voters in their county, arranged by precinct. The person requesting such list will be assessed the following fee(s) to compensate the county for the cost of reproducing the list:

  • Full County-wide voter list (including County-wide Districts, i.e. Hospital and Highway) – $25.00
  • Per Precinct – $15.00
  • Per Taxing District (i.e. Schools, Cemetery, City) – $25.00

Any person obtaining a list of registered voters is prohibited by law from using such list for commercial purposes.

Declarations of Candidacy are available at the respective taxing district offices or at the Power County Clerk’s Office, 543 Bannock Avenue, American Falls, Idaho.