City Elections

The City of Boise partners with Ada County Elections to ensure an election process that is open, fair and responsive. The City Clerk's principal election responsibilities include accepting declaration of candidacy for candidates running for city office, verifying information provided by candidates, communicating and transmitting ballot language and candidate information to the Ada County Elections Office and publishing notices and official vote results.

All six council districts and the mayor will be up for election in 2023. Council districts were created by the Boise Districting Commission based on 2020 census data. In 2023, candidates in odd-numbered districts will run for four-year terms and candidates in even-numbered districts will run for two-year terms so that council elections are staggered. Candidates for mayor run for a four-year term.


2023 Key Dates

  • Filing Period: August 28 - September 8, 2023
    Candidate filing period for mayor and 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 8, 2023
  • Candidate Withdrawal Deadline: September 22, 2023
  • Election Day: November 7, 2023

2023 Election Calendar

Election Resources

City Council Districts

City Council Districts

In 2022, the Boise Districting Commission determined the district map for city council elections. Learn more and find your district using the interactive map.

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Information for Voters

Information for Voters

Helpful voting resources are at your fingertips including a list of candidates by election position and district updated as they file, and more.

For Voters

Information for Candidates

Information and Forms for Candidates

From process, timelines and contacts, to forms and more, this is a repository of helpful resources for potential candidates for upcoming elections.

For Candidates

Documents and Reports

Documents and Reports

Most election reports and documents are now filed and provided through Ada County Elections. You can find  links on candidate profiles, Declaration of Candidacy and historic documents here.


On the Ballot

Sample Ballot

Ada County Elections provides the option to see a customized ballot for the upcoming election, specific to your voting precinct.

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Election Results

Election Results

General Election results will be available only through Ada County Elections.

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