City Council Election 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 and Petition for Candidacy

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


Finance Manager

Appointment, Certification of Political Treasurer

Campaigns are required to assign a treasurer to manage incoming campaign funds on behalf of the candidate and must file with the Twin Falls City Clerk.


Write In Candidate

Declaration of Intent for Write-in Candidates

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. October 8.


Campaign Finance Disclosure

Campaign Financial Disclosure Report

Download the Campaign Finance Disclosure Form (blank).


Candidate Withdrawl

Candidate Withdrawal Forms

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


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.


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.


48 Hour Notice

48 Hour Notice of Contributions and Loans Received More Than $1,000

Use this form to report contributions of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more, received more than forty-eight hours before the general election.


Council Seats & Terms

  • Seat 1: Suzanne Hawkins, Term Expires 2021
  • Seat 2: Nikki Boyd, Term Expires 2023
  • Seat 3: Shawn Barigar, Term Expires 2023
  • Seat 4: Craig Hawkins, Term Expires 2023
  • Seat 5: Gregory Lanting, Term Expires 2021
  • Seat 6: Christopher A. Reid, Term Expires 2021
  • Seat 7: Ruth Pierce, Term Expires 2023

*City council members serve four-year terms that 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.