Latah County Administers Elections
The Latah County Clerk, supported through the Auditor’s office, coordinates and conducts elections for Latah County, including the city of Moscow.
The Latah County Auditor’s office is located at 522 S Adams Street, Room 101, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Latah County website includes an Elections page where you can find a calendar of upcoming deadlines, an Absentee Request form, and other information including polling locations. The Election's Office can be reached at 208-883-2249.
The Vote Idaho website has many resources, including an online registration process.
November 7, 2023 General Election
A general election for the City of Moscow will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 to elect three City Council positions, each for a term of four years.
2023 Candidate Filing
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. Declaration of Candidacy forms, which must be submitted in hardcopy as required by local and state statute, will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 28, 2023, through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2023, with the exception of the September 4th Labor Day holiday.
Requirements to be a qualified City Elector eligible to run in the election include being at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen, and a registered voter within Moscow at the time the declaration is filed. Additionally, the potential candidate's voter registration address must match the residence address provided on the candidate's Declaration of Candidacy form.
The Declaration of Candidacy form must be accompanied by ONE of the following:
- A Petition of Candidacy signed by at least five qualified city electors with an attached certification from the Latah County Clerk's Office verifying the number of valid signatures; OR
- A nonrefundable filing fee of $40.
Please remember there are campaign disclosure requirements for anyone who raises or spends more than $500. Reporting is completed online at https://sos.idaho.gov/elections-division/campaign-finance-filing. Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Jen Henrichs, Election Director at the Latah County Auditor's Office at 208-883-2278 and she will set up a time to meet. You may also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Candidates for City Council
Below are the candidates that have submitted a Declaration of Candidacy form.
Declaration of Candidacy, Petition for Candidacy, and other forms are available at the office of the Moscow City Clerk, Moscow City Hall, 206 E. 3rd Street, Moscow, Idaho from the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays. Electronic forms for download may also be found by clicking this link.
All forms are to be returned to the same office. Please note the requirement for verification by Latah County of all Petition form signatures prior to submittal to the Moscow City Clerk. For more information on declaring for office, please contact the Moscow City Clerk Laurie M. Hopkins at 208-883-7015 or by email at email@example.com.