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.

 

2017 Candidate Filing Guidelines

November 7, 2017 Election

The next Consolidated Election to be held in Power County will be November 7th for Special Districts and Municipal Seats.  Last day for filing declarations of candidacy for city positions and special district positions is until 5:00 p.m. on September 8th, 2017. Filing is with the City Clerk or the clerk of the political subdivision for Special District.

Districts scheduled to hold Candidate Elections and contact information is as follows:

CEMETERY DISTRICTS

  • Arbon Cemetery District
    Cheri Evans
    1487 Bowen Lane
    Arbon, ID 83212

  • Falls View Cemetery District
    PO Box 778
    American Falls, ID 83211

  • Rockland Valley View Cemetery Dist.
    Bonnie Woodworth
    PO Box 124
    Rockland, ID 83271

CITY ELECTIONS

  • City of American Falls
    Clerk Robyn Herndon
    550 N. Oregon Trail
    American Falls, ID 83211

  • City of Rockland
    Clerk Denise Ralphs
    135 South Main        
    Rockland, ID 83271

FIRE DISTRICTS

  • American Falls Rural Fire District
    570 Oregon Trail
    American Falls, ID 83211

  • Eastern Power County Fire District
    1254 West Syphon Road
    Pocatello, ID 83204

  • Rockland Rural Fire District
    PO Box 405
    Rockland, ID 83271

  • The Power County Elections Office will be open for Early-Walk In Voting on or before October 23, 2017, depending on the date all voting materials are received in the Elections Office.  The hours will be 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Pursuant to Idaho Code 34-1012, the last day to Early Vote will be Friday, November 3rd
  • The pre-registeration to vote for the November 7th Election is open between August 30 – October 13th.  Idaho does allow same day voter registrations at the polling precinct. 
  • Pursuant to Idaho Code 34-1002, October 27th is the last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk no later than 5:00 pm for the November 7 Election.

Filing Deadlines:

Declarations and Petitions of Candidacy must be submitted to the Clerk or Secretary of the District no later than 5 pm on the 9th Friday before the Election (September 8, 2017).

Declarations of Intent for Write-In candidates must be submitted to the Clerk or Secretary of the District no later than 5 pm on the 45th day before the Election (September 23, 2017).

Withdrawal Deadline:

Candidates may submit a Notarized  Statement of Withdrawal to the Clerk or Secretary of the District no later than 5 pm on the 45th day before the Election (September 23, 2017).

 

Required Forms for Filing for November 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 – Form EC- I B

  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.

Sharee Sprague
Power County Clerk