**NOTE: Residents of the city of Eagle cannot register to vote at Eagle City Hall. This process is done through Ada County Elections. Please visit their website for information.
CITY OF EAGLE
The 2009 Idaho State Legislature passed HB 372 which is one of the most significant reforms to LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS in Idaho history.
For the City of Eagle, the Ada County Clerk is the Chief Elections Officer and shall exercise general supervision of the administration of the election laws in the City of Eagle. Which means the Ada County Clerk is now in charge of all City of Eagle elections.
The General City Election is held for the purpose of electing two (2) Council Members for terms of four (4) years, and the position of Mayor for a term of four (4) years.
When candidates are running for multiple City Council positions, such as two (2) four-year positions, the top two vote-getters are elected to fill the available City Council positions and candidates are not required to obtain a majority of the votes cast.
Candidates for City elected office are required to file a Declaration of Candidacy with the Eagle City Clerk, accompanied by a nonrefundable filing fee of $40 or a Petition of Candidacy signed by at least five qualified city electors. Signatures on the Petition of Candidacy must be verified by Ada County Elections Office (400 N. Benjamin Street #100, Boise, Idaho 83704) prior to filing with the Eagle City Clerk’s Office. Declarations of Candidacy forms are available at City Hall during regular business hours or on the Candidates and Documents page.
The Ada County Clerk is the Registrar of the City of Eagle, located at 400 N. Benjamin Street #100, Boise, Idaho 83704. Persons may download the registration form from the Ada County Elections website https://adacounty.id.gov/elections .
Election Day registration is available. Please register at your appropriate election precinct. You will be required to provide proof of residency by (1) Showing an Idaho Driver’s License or Idaho identification card issued through the Department of Transportation; or (2) Showing any document which contains a valid address in the precinct together with a picture identification card; or (3) Showing a current valid student photo identification card from a postsecondary educational institution in Idaho accompanied with a current student fee statement that contains the student’s valid address in the precinct.
An individual who is eligible to vote may also register, upon providing proof of residence, as stated above, at the “absent elector’s polling place” which is located at 400 N. Benjamin Street #100, Boise, Idaho 83704.
Applications for an Absentee Ballot are available at the Ada County Elections Office located at 400 N. Benjamin Street #100, Boise, Idaho 83704. In person Absentee Voting will be held at the Ada County Elections Office on Benjamin Street. Ada County Elections Office offers several “pop-up” absentee voting opportunities prior to the election. Please visit their website for times and locations.
Campaign Finance Reporting. Idaho Code 50-477 provides for the application of the Sunshine law to City Elections for Mayor and Council in cities over 5,000 in population.
Campaign Finance Disclosure information is available at Eagle City Hall, 660 E. Civic Lane, Eagle, Idaho and on the City’s website www.cityofeagle.org.
All forms and reports required under Campaign Finance Disclosure must be filed with the Eagle City Clerk. Candidates and political treasurers should direct all questions about the Sunshine Law to the Eagle City Clerk’s Office.
A Political Treasurer must be certified before an individual becomes a candidate for city office, or prior to the time an organization becomes a political committee. No contribution shall be received, or expenditure made by or on behalf of a candidate or political committee until a Political Treasurer is certified. Appointment and Certification of Political Treasurer for Candidates and Committees form is available at City Hall during regular business hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday as well as on the City of Eagle website.