City Council Candidate Information

The Twin Falls City Council consists of seven seats that are open to all city residents on a rotational basis. This page provides the necessary forms and documents required by all candidates to run for office within Twin Falls City Government. If you have questions regarding candidacy forms, please contact the Executive Clerk of the City of Twin Falls via email or at 208-735-7245.

Candidate Forms

Declaration of Candidacy

Declaration of Candidacy

All candidates are required to file for candidacy with the Twin Falls City Clerk. The necessary form is available here.

DOWNLOAD

Finance Manager

Certification of Treasurer

All campaigns are required to assign a treasurer in charge of managing incoming campaign funds on behalf of the candidate and must file with the Twin Falls City Clerk.

DOWNLOAD

Write In Candidate

Declaration of Write-in Candidate

To be considered as a viable write-in candidate, this form must be completed and returned to the Twin Falls City Clerk no later than 5 p.m. September 6.

DOWNLOAD

Candidate Withdrawl

Candidate Withdrawal

To withdraw candidacy for office, this form must be completed, signed, and submitted to the Twin Falls City Clerk prior to election day.

DOWNLOAD

Campaign Manual

Election Manual

The City of Twin Falls oversees candidate filings for city elections and assists with answering questions from residents about city elections.

DOWNLOAD

Campaign Finance Manual

Campaign Finance Reporting Manual

The 2019 Campaign Finance Reporting Manual provides candidates and campaign treasurers with an understanding of their responsibilities under Idaho Code.

DOWNLOAD

2019 Election Filing Dates

Candidates may certify their political treasurer at any time, but all candidates must designate a political treasurer before raising or expending any campaign funds. See the Campaign Finance Reporting requirements here.

August 26: – 8 a.m. Candidate filing period opens

September 6: – 5 p.m. Candidate filing period closes

September 20: – Deadline for candidates to withdraw their candidacy

October 8: – Deadline for write-in candidates to file their declaration of intent

Council Seats & Terms

  • Seat 1: Suzanne Hawkins, Term Expires 2021
  • Seat 2: Nikki Boyd, Term Expires 2019
  • Seat 3: Shawn Barigar, Term Expires 2019
  • Seat 4: Chris Talkington, Term Expires 2019
  • Seat 5: Gregory Lanting, Term Expires 2021
  • Seat 6: Christopher A. Reid, Term Expires 2021
  • Seat 7: Ruth Pierce, Term Expires 2019

*All city council terms expire in December.

Council Candidate Requirements

Candidates for mayor and council may put their names on the ballot by filing a Declaration of Candidacy indicating the office for which they are running, the term of the office, and confirming that they are qualified to hold the office, meaning they are:

  • At least 18 years of age,
  • A U.S. citizen,
  • The candidate’s primary residence must be within the City of Twin Falls,
  • The candidate’s voter registration must match the residents address provided on the candidate’s declaration, and the candidate must have resided in the City of Twin Falls for at least 30 days prior to submitting their declaration.