The City of Moscow, with the assistance of Latah County, will host a general election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to elect three 4-year term City Council positions, one 2-year term City Council position and one 4-year term Mayor position.
Before a person becomes a candidate, the person must file a C-1 form (Appointment and Certification of Political Treasurer) with the City Clerk identifying the name and contact information of their political treasurer. Only after the candidate has filed the C-1 form may the candidate/campaign begin raising and spending money. Forms are listed below and must be turned in electronically to the City Clerk. We are currently accepting this form.
In order to be considered a candidate for those positions, interested individuals must file a Declaration of Candidacy specifying the office sought and affirming they are a qualified City Elector. The filing period for Declaration of Candidacy opens at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 28 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8. We cannot take this form outside this timeframe.
Requirements to be a qualified City Elector eligible to run in the election or sign a Petition form on behalf of another individual interest in declaring their candidacy include being at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen. Additionally, the potential candidate's voter registration address must match the residence address provided on the candidate's Declaration of Candidacy form and they must have resided in the city for at least thirty (30) days prior to submitting their declaration.
The Declaration of Candidacy form shall be accompanied by: a nonrefundable filing fee of forty dollars ($40.00); OR a Petition of Candidacy form signed by at least five qualified city electors whose signatures must be verified by the Latah County Clerk's Office.
Individuals who wish to run as write-in candidates must file a declaration of intent not later than 28 days before the day of election, or not later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
All forms are available at the City of Moscow Office of the City Clerk at Moscow City Hall, 206 E. 3rd Street, Moscow, Idaho from the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All forms are to be returned to the same office. The requirement for verification by Latah County of all Petition form signatures needs to be done prior to submittal to the Moscow City Clerk. The Appointment and Certification of Political Treasurer as well as all Financial Reporting must be completed electronically.
For more information, please contact the Moscow City Clerk Laurie M. Hopkins at 208.883.7015 or by email at email@example.com.
2017 Campaign Finance Forms
C-2 - Campaign Financial Disclosure Report - Summary Page (page 1)
C-2 - Campaign Financial Disclosure Report - Detailed Summary (page 2)
C-2 - Campaign Financial Disclosure Report - Schedule A: Itemized Contributions (page 3)
C-2 - Campaign Financial Disclosure Report - Schedule B: Itemized Expenditures (page 4)
C-2 - Campaign Financial Disclosure Report - Schedule C: In-Kind Contributions and Expenditures (page 5)
C-2 - Campaign Financial Disclosure Report - Schedule D: Loans (page 6)
C-2 - Campaign Financial Disclosure Report - Schedule E: Credit Cards and Debt (page 7)
C-2 - Campaign Financial Disclosure Report - Schedule E1: Credit Card and Debt Itemization (page 8)
C-2 - Campaign Financial Disclosure Report - Schedule F: Pledged Contributions Not Yet Received (page 9)
C-4 - Independent Expenditures
C-5 - 48-Hour Notice of Contributions/Loans Received of $1,000 or More
C-6 - Statement by a Non-business Entity
C-7 - 48-Hour Notice of Independent Expenditures of $1,000 or More
C-8 - Report of Electioneering Communication
As a result of House Bill 188 that was passed during the 2017 legislative session, all campaign finance forms must be filed electronically. You may download the documents above or bring a USB drive into the office of the City Clerk at 206 E 3rd St, Third Floor.
Registering to Vote
Voter registration cards are available at Moscow City Hall, Moscow Public Library, Latah County DMV and the Election Office at the Latah County Courthouse Room 101.
If you are a registered voter, you may request an absentee ballot from the Election office at Latah County.
For more information, please contact the Latah County Courthouse, Room 101, by phone at 208.883.2278, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the elections website at http://www.latah.id.us/elections/index.php.
For more information on elections, please visit the Latah County Elections webpage or the Idaho Secretary of State Elections webpage.