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2023 City Council Election Information

The 2023 Filing Period has closed.


ELECTION DATE: Tuesday – November 7, 2023

CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD:  The period for a candidate to file their Declaration of Candidacy and Petition (or $40) is between 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 28, 2023 and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2023.

Note: Candidate filing deadlines are regulated by Idaho Statute and are not set by individual municipalities. (§50-410, Idaho Code)

IMPORTANT:  Idaho Code makes it clear that candidates are responsible for having petition signatures verified by the County Clerk (Elections Office at 497 N Capital Ave Idaho Falls, ID 83402) before submitting a Petition of Candidacy to the City Clerk by the prescribed deadline.  Also, please note that the Declaration of Candidacy and the Petition of Candidacy must be notarized prior to submitting them to the County Elections Office for verification.



Four City Council Seats (Seats #1, #3, #4, #5)

Seats 1, 3, and 5 are on regular election cycles of four-year terms. Seat 4 will be up for a two-year term


INCUMBENTS:  The incumbents whose terms will expire as City Council Members in 2023:

Seat #1:  Scott Wessel

Seat #3:  Rex Thompson

Seat #4:  George Vander Meer

Seat #5:  Heidi Boyle


FINAL APPLICANTS:  Qualified Electors who have applied to run:

Seat #1: Scott Wessel, Sean Crystal

Seat #3: Debra W. Clapp, Sid R. Hamberlin, Jeff Fullmer

Seat #4: George Vander Meer, Kris Oswald, Robert Loveland

Seat #5: Heidi Boyle, Nolan J. Wheeler

updated 09/08/2023


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