Election Information 2023
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Election Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
The 2023 General Election will be held to elect the position of Mayor, and two (2) City Council positions, each position will serve a four (4) year term. The City Council candidates obtaining the top two highest number of votes will be elected to the Council positions.
INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR OFFICE?
When Can I File?
The first day for a candidate to file a Declaration of Candidacy is Monday, August 28, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. The last day to file your Declaration of Candidacy is Friday, September 8, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Declaration of Candidacy paperwork must be filed with the City Clerk, (electronic submittals will not be accepted) at 660 East Civic Lane, Eagle, Idaho. If you have additional questions, please call 208-939-6813.
What Do I Need:
Declarations of Candidacy forms are available at City Hall during regular business hours, or at https://adacounty.id.gov/elections/information-for-candidates/.
Candidates for City elected office are required to file a Declaration of Candidacy with the Eagle City Clerk with one of the following:
- A nonrefundable filing fee of $40
- 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How do I view candidate campaign finance reports? AND Where do I go to file campaign finance reports?
The Idaho Secretary of State’s Office now oversees all campaign finance reporting. New reporting laws (I.C. 67-6608) require reporting for candidates who receive contributions or spend $500 or more. Visit https://sos.idaho.gov/elections-division/campaign-finance-filing/ to view candidate filings.
How do I register to vote?
Where do I vote?
How do I request an absentee ballot?
How do I view a sample ballot?
Where will election results be posted?
What happens if there is a tie vote?
The seat is decided by a coin toss.
Eagle City Code 1-9-7 reads: In case of a tie vote between candidates, the Eagle city clerk shall give notice to the interested candidates to appear before the council at a meeting to be called within six (6) days at which time the Eagle city clerk shall determine the tie by a toss of a coin.
Does Eagle require a runoff election for the Mayoral position?
Yes, should a candidate not obtain a majority of votes cast, then a runoff election is triggered. The two (2) candidates receiving the most will appear on the ballot for the runoff.
Eagle City Code 1-9-13: A majority of the votes for any candidate running for the office of mayor shall be required for election to that office. In the event that no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, there shall be a runoff election between the two (2) candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast. Such runoff election shall be conducted as in the general election in a manner and at such time, within thirty (30) days of the general election, as prescribed by the city and shall be exempt from the limitations upon elections provided in sections 34-106 and 50-405, Idaho Code. The ballot shall be prepared by the Ada County clerk not less than twenty two (22) days preceding the runoff election. The designation of polling places shall be made by the Ada County commissioners not less than twenty (20) days preceding any runoff election and sample ballots shall be printed not less than eighteen (18) days preceding the runoff election.
The Idaho Secretary of State’s website is a fantastic resource for Idaho voters. https://voteidaho.gov/