Election Information

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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.

***NOTICE:  Accomodation and assistance is available to any voter with a disability.  IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS A DISABILITY, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE OR EMAIL US AT elections@co.power.id.us

2021 Election Information

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:

The following Consolidated Election Calendar demonstrates which districts may be conducting candidate elections in Power County during calendar year 2021.

2021 – Consolidated Election Calendar

The Power County Election Office will be conducting a Highway District Election for Sub-District 3 Commissioner on May 18th, 2021.

The Elections Office will be open for Early Walk-in Voting beginning on April 28th between the hours of 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. The last day to Early Vote will be May 14th.

March 9, 2021 – School District Election OFFICIAL RESULTS

Printable Voter Registration Form
2021 Absentee Ballot Request Form

Deadlines:

January 19

Last 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 9 election. [Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code]

February 12

Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the March 9 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a March 9 election. Election Day Registration is available. [Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code]

February 26

Last day to file an Absentee Ballot Application for the March 9 election. [§34-1002(7), Idaho Code]

March 10

Registration reopens. [Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code]

March 19

Last day for filing declarations of candidacy for the May 18 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. [Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code]

March 26

Last day for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify nominees to be placed on the ballot with the clerk of the district for the May 18 election. [Sec.34-1407, Idaho Code]

March 26

Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the district for the May 18 election. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. [Sec.34-1407, Idaho Code]

March 29

Last 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 18 election. [Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code]

April 2

Last day a candidate for the May 18 election to withdraw before the May 18 election. [Sec. 34-1405A, Idaho Code]

April 23

Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the May 18 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a May 18 election. Election Day Registration is available. [Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code]

May 19

Registration reopens. [Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code]

July 12

Last 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 31 election. [Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code]

August 6

Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the August 31 election. Registration closes in those districts holding an August 31 election. Election Day Registration is available. [Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code]

August 20

Last day to file an Absentee Ballot Application for the August 31 election. [§34-1002(7), Idaho Code]

September 1

Registration reopens. [Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code]

September 3

Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the November 2 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. [§34-1404 and §50-410, Idaho Code]

September 10

Last day for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify nominees to be placed on the ballot for the Nov. 2 election. [§34-1404, Idaho Code]

September 10

Last day for write-in candidates to file a declaration of intent with clerk of the political subdivision for the Nov. 2 election. [§34-1407, Idaho Code]

September 13

Last 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 2 election. [Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code]

September 17

Last day for nonpartisan candidates can withdraw from the Nov. 2 election. [§34-1405A, Idaho Code]

October 8

Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the November 2 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a November 2 election. Election Day Registration is available. [Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code]

November 3

Registration reopens. [Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code

Required Forms for Filing for Election:

Download Required Forms

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.

You must have a mask to enter County Buildings at this time. Only people that need to be present can be in the building. No visitors or non-essential people. No children without an appointment.

Out of County Residents REQUIRE an appointment for services.