City Election Information

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 cityclerk@cdaid.org, phone at 769-2231 or by fax at 769-2348

Renata McLeod, City Clerk, CMC

The upcoming City Election will be held November 2, 2021, with seats being filled on January 4, 2022.  The following seats are up for election:

Mayor: Currently held by Steve Widmyer

Council Seat 2: Currently held by Amy Evans

Council Seat 4: Currently held by Woody McEvers

Council Seat 6: Currently held by Kiki Miller

DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY DUE:  Candidates for a city elected office are required to file a “Declaration of Candidacy” with the City Clerk, accompanied by (1) a nonrefundable filing fee of $40 or (2) a “Petition of Candidacy” signed by a least five qualified city electors.  The first date to file declarations of candidacy is August 23, 2021, and the deadline for filing declarations of candidacy is Friday September 3, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. in the City Clerk’s Office.   Petitions must be verified by the County Clerk prior to submittal to the City.  The deadline for write-in candidates to file their Declaration of Intent with the City Clerk is September 10, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. 

Forms are available here:  Declaration of Candidacy

2021 Election – Candidate Filings

Please note that in order to run for office, one must be a “Qualified Elector.”  A Qualified Elector is defined as follows:  Any person who is at least eighteen (18) years of age, is a United States citizen and who has resided in the city at least thirty (30) days preceding the election at which he desires to vote (denoted as a primary residence) and who is registered within the time period provided by law (please remember your address on the voter registration card must match the address on the Candidate’s Declaration).  **  A person who owns property within the City, but resides outside of the city limits is not allowed to vote in a city election nor run for city office.

Please note that under new legislation the City Clerk is no longer responsible for overseeing campaign finance reporting of candidates who raise or spend $500.00 or more during this election.  Candidates will use the portal on the Secretary of State's website to report all campaign finance reports. 

https://sos.idaho.gov/elections-division/campaign-finance-filing/

*The candidate filing packet, write-in declaration of intent, withdrawal forms, candidate and write-in certification forms are all available on a state website, but still filed with the City Clerk.  Rather than each city developing their own candidate filing forms and other documents, this year we will be using the forms developed by the Secretary of State’s office in consultation with Association of Idaho Cities so there is greater consistency around the state.  Those forms can be found at https://voteidaho.gov/city-resources/

Election Calendar:  https://sos.idaho.gov/elections-division/calendars/

Some key dates to keep in mind are:

  • August 23-September 3, 2021 5:00 p.m. Candidate Declarations are due to the City Clerk (you must have petition signatures verified by the County Clerk first).
  • September 10, 2021 Deadline for write in Candidates (Declaration to the City Clerk)
  • September 17, 2021 Deadline for Candidates to withdrawal
  • October 29, 2021 last day of in person absentee voting.
  • November 2, 2021 Election Day


Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any additional questions.   Renata McLeod, City Clerk 208-769-2231

 
2019 Election - Candidate Filings