City Elections

The City of Boise provides an election process that is open, fair and responsive to the needs of all eligible citizens. The City Clerk's principal election responsibilities include: overseeing candidate filing, including declaration of candidacy and certification of treasurer; verifying information provided by candidates; communicating and transmitting ballot language and candidate information to the County Elections Office; and publishing notices and official vote results.

All six council districts will be up for election in 2023 and use the map created by the Boise Districting Commission utilizing 2020 census data. In 2023, odd-numbered districts will run for four-year terms and even-numbered districts will run for two-year terms so that council elects are staggered.


2023 Key Dates

  • Filing Period: August 28 - September 8, 2023
    Candidate filing period for all Boise City Council District Seats is open from 8 a.m. on Monday, August 28, 2023 through 5 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2023.
  • Write-in Candidate Deadline: September 15, 2023
  • Candidate Withdrawal Deadline: September 22, 2023
  • Election Day: November 7, 2023

Ballot Initiatives

Learn more about the ballot initiatives process and information on proposed initiatives for the City of Boise.

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City Council Districts

During the 2020 legislative session, the State passed a bill (HB413) requiring cities with populations over 100,000 people to create districts for City Council elections.

The Boise Districting Commission, created in 2022, determined the district map for city council elections utilizing the 2020 census data and public input. The citizen commission followed a transparent process to draw the map for city council elections, which will stand for as long as a decade.


Campaign Finance Reporting

Recent changes to Idaho Code now require Campaign Financial Disclosure Forms be submitted to the Ada County Clerk's Office. They are also responsible for coordinating and conducting city elections. Please contact their office for additional information or questions regarding the submission of such reports.

Election Documents are available from the State of Idaho or Ada County.

Idaho Secretary of State

Ada County Elections

Election Results

General Election results are available through Ada County Elections.

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Election Documents

Election documents filed with the City of Boise can be viewed here.

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