Welcome to the City of Coeur d’Alene’s Election Services Web site. My goal as the City Clerk is to provide basic information to anyone who is interested in the City of Coeur d’Alene’s election process.
If you cannot find an answer to your questions on this web page, please feel free to ask me any questions that you may have regarding the City’s election process. I can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com, phone at 769-2231 or by fax at 769-2388.
Renata McLeod, City Clerk
NEXT ELECTION DATE: November 5, 2013
POSITIONS UP FOR ELECTION: 3 City Council positions
COUNCILMEN UP FOR ELECTION: The incumbents up for the 2012 City Election are Council Seat 2: Mike Kennedy, Council Seat 4: Woody McEvers, and Council Seat 6: Deanna Goodlander.
HOW CITY COUNCILMEN ARE ELECTED: City elections are classified as "by seat", which means a candidate must declare which seat number they are running for. City elections do not run by political affiliation.
CANDIDATES: Any qualified elector living within the city limits of Coeur d’Alene may become a candidate by submitting the declaration of candidacy and petition of candidacy, or by submitting their declaration as a write-in candidate.
CANDIDATE PACKETS: Packets with all the necessary forms for becoming a candidate can be picked up at the City Clerk’s office at 710 E. Mullan Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
QUALIFIED ELECTOR FOR CITY ELECTIONS: A qualified elector is anyone who has registered to vote and has resided within the city limits at least 30 days prior to election.
VOTER REGISTRATION: Anyone who is 18 years of age, a resident within the City of Coeur d’Alene and have not been found guilty of a felony, can register to vote. You can register at City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Ave., or at the County Elections office at 1808 N. 3rd St. The City and County have joint registration, so when you register at either place you are registered to vote in any City, County, State, or Federal election. In order to register to vote you must have a photo ID, either a driver’s license or State issued identification card. If the address on the photo ID is not your current address, you must show proof of current residence such as a copy of a utility bill or bank statement. The deadline for registering to vote at the polls is approximately 30 days prior to election day. Following that date, you may register and vote absentee until the day before election. You may also register and vote at your designated polling place on Election Day.
ABSENTEE VOTING: In person: Any qualified elector may vote absentee from the time the ballots are available until 5:00 p.m. on November 1, 2013. It is anticipated that absentee ballots will be available beginning two weeks prior to Election Day. You may vote absentee at the County Elections Office at 1808 N. Third Street, Coeur d’Alene from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday. By Mail: An absentee ballot can be mailed to you upon request until November 2, 2011. Please send your written request to the County Elections Office at PO Box 9000, Coeur d’Alene ID, 83816-9000. Please remember to sign your name to the written request (if you are husband and wife, both must sign the written request if you would like a ballot mailed to each of you).
WHERE TO VOTE/VOTING PRECINCTS: The City currently has 26 voting precincts. The listing of voting precincts and their polling places will be published in the Coeur d’Alene Press approximately two weeks prior to Election Day. If you would like to find out where to vote, please go to www.kcgov.us/elections.
LAST ELECTION STATS: Total ballots cast at the last general election (November 2011) were 6,299. Total registered voters were 21,554. Voter turnout was 29.2%.
CANDIDATE FORMS: As a convenience to candidates running for city office, the following forms may be filled in online and printed out for your use. Please review these instructions before filling out the forms online:
- When entering numbers into number fields, especially those which are totaled by column, do NOT use commas to designate thousands. The formulas will not work if commas are included in the numbers. For example, if you want to record $5,000 as an amount, simply write 5000.
- If the box you are entering text into has a minus sign (-) next to it, then the number entered into the box must also have a minus sign (-) next to it. This way the system will acknowledge that the number entered is negative and should be subtracted from the total.
- Campaign Finance Reporting Manual 2007
- Campaign Financial Disclosure Report
- Appointment and Certification of Political Treasurer for Candidates & Committees
- Independent Expenditures Totalling More Than $100.00
- 48 Hour Notice of Contributions/Loans Received of $1,000 or More
- 48 Hour Notice of Independent Expenditures Totaling $1,000 or More
- Report of Electioneering Communication
- Statement by a Nonbusiness Entity