2021 Candidate Filing
City candidate filing information can be found on the Latah County website.
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. They can be reached at 208-883-2249.
The Idaho Votes website has many resources, including an online registration process.
November 2, 2021 General Election
A general election for the City of Moscow will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 to elect a Mayor and three City Council positions, each for a term of four years. 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 a.m. on Monday, August 23 and closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 3.
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. Links for the manual and user guide can be found below. 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.
Declaration of Candidacy, Petition for Candidacy, and other 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. Electronic forms 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 City of Moscow Clerk Laurie M. Hopkins at 208-883-7015 or by email at email@example.com.