Chapter 9

Municipal Elections

1-9-1: Conduct Of Municipal Elections


All Municipal elections shall be conducted pursuant to Idaho Code title 34, chapter 14, except as modified by the specific provisions of Idaho Code title 50, chapter 4. State Code shall control if any requirement or provision of this chapter conflicts with, or is preempted by, Idaho Code. (Ord. 52-13, 1-7-2014)

1-9-2: Qualifications For Citywide Office


A. Qualified Elector: Every candidate for Citywide office shall be a qualified elector of the City.


B. Mayor: Every candidate for the Office of Mayor shall have the qualifications required by Idaho Code section 50-601.


C. City Council: Every candidate for a City Council seat shall have the qualifications required by Idaho Code section 50-702. (Ord. 52-13, 1-7-2014)

1-9-3: Mayor


A. Elected By Majority: The Mayor of the City shall be elected by a majority of the votes cast for any candidate running for the Office of Mayor.


B. Runoff Election: In the event no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, there shall be a runoff election between the two (2) candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast.


C. Conduct Of Runoff Election: If necessary, the runoff election shall be conducted pursuant to Idaho Code section 50-612. (Ord. 52-13, 1-7-2014)

1-9-4: City Council


A. Membership: The City shall have a City Council composed of six (6) members.


B. Election By Designated Seats: The election of City Council members shall be by designated seats, pursuant to Idaho Code section 50-707, as numbered by the City Clerk.


C. Term: Election to a City Council seat shall be for a term of four (4) years.


D. Number Of Seats During Biennial Election: During the biennial general Municipal elections, three (3) of the six (6) City Council seats shall be up for election.


E. Filing For Designated Seat: Candidates for City Council seats shall file for a designated seat, in the manner prescribed by Idaho Code.


F. Elected By Plurality Of Votes: A candidate running for a designated City Council seat shall be elected by a plurality (the greatest number) of the votes cast. (Ord. 52-13, 1-7-2014)