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Posted on: August 23, 2017

Candidate Filing Period to Open Aug. 28 for Mayor, Council Seats 4, 5, and 6 in Pocatello

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Pocatellans who would like to run for office in the Gate City can officially start their candidacy August 28.


That Monday marks the first date to file a Declaration of Candidacy for Mayor or Council member seats 4, 5, and 6 for terms of 4 years.  Declaration of Candidacy forms are available in the Mayor’s Office at Pocatello City Hall, 911 North 7th Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Candidates for City elected office are required to file a Declaration of Candidacy with the city clerk accompanied by: 1) a nonrefundable filing fee of $40.00; or 2) a petition of candidacy signed by at least five qualified city electors who have been verified by the county clerk’s office. In addition, the candidate affirms they are:


-  A qualified elector

-  At least 18 years of age

-  A U.S. citizen


Also, potential candidates must be a resident of the city for at least 30 days prior to submitting their declaration, their primary residence must be within the city limits, and the address of the candidate’s voter registration must match the residence address provided on the candidate’s declaration.


The filing period will close Friday, September 8 at 5 p.m.


The general election will be held Tuesday, November 7.


The current Mayor is Brian Blad and in the council seats up for election, Heidi Adamson holds Seat 4, Michael L. Orr holds Seat 5, and Gary Moore holds Seat 6.


Residents with questions about the filing process can contact Ruth Whitworth, City Clerk, at 208-234-6217.


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