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.