Information For Voters

Election Day - November 5, 2019

The 2019 City election will be held on November 5 for the Mayor and City Council Seats 1, 3 and 5. All positions are nonpartisan and a four year term.  Each City Council Seat represents the full population of the City and are not elected by a specific geographic region or population.

The Mayor of the City shall be elected by a majority of votes cast for any candidate running for the Office of Mayor. In the event no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, there will be a runoff election between the two (2) candidates receiving the highest number of votes (Boise City Code 1-9-3). This runoff election will be scheduled by the Ada County Clerk, within thirty (30) days of the general election (Idaho Code section 50-612).

A candidate running for a designated City Council seat shall be elected by the plurality (the greatest number) of votes cast.

Below is information on candidates running for Mayor and the designated Boise City Council Seats. New candidate information is posted within 24 to 48 hours of filing.

Campaign Finance Reporting Requirement Clarification

The City of Boise has received multiple questions seeking clarification regarding campaign finance reporting requirements between the General and Run-Off Elections.

If a candidate or PAC only contributed or had expenditures during the General Election, only the general election Reporting periods apply.

If a candidate or PAC contributed or had expenditures during the General Election and the Run-Off Election, reporting requirements and reporting dates for both the General Election and Run-Off Election apply.  The General Election and Run-Off Election campaign finance reporting requirements and deadlines can be found out our website at www.cityofboise.org.

Since the reporting period for the 7-Day Pre-Run-Off Report and the 30-Day Post-General Report overlap, this will require double reporting during the overlapping timeframes.  Additionally, the beginning cash balance for the 30-Day Post General Report shall be the ending cash balance from the 7-Day Pre-General Report.

The 7-Day Pre-Run-Off Report’s beginning cash balance shall be the balance of the candidate or PAC on the first day of the Run-Off Election reporting period, which is November 6, 2019.

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