Welcome to the City of Coeur d’Alene’s Election Services Web site. My goal as the City Clerk is to provide basic information to anyone who is interested in the City of Coeur d’Alene’s election process.
If you cannot find an answer to your questions on this web page, please feel free to ask me any questions that you may have regarding the City’s election process. I can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone at 769-2231 or by fax at 769-2348
Renata McLeod, City Clerk, CMC
General City Election 2019
**PLEASE NOTE THAT DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY CAN ONLY BE FILED BETWEEN AUGUST 26, 2019 AND SEPTEMBER 6, 2019. PLEASE REMEMBER YOU MUST NOTE THE SEAT # AND USE THE NAME YOU WANT ON THE BALLOT! IF YOU PLAN TO SPEND OR COLLECT MONEY FOR A CAMPAIGN - EVEN IF PRIOR TO DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY - AN APPOINTMENT OF POLITICAL TREASURER FORM MUST BE FILED WITH THE CITY CLERK. ALL PETITIONS NEED TO BE CERTIFIED BY THE COUNTY CLERK PRIOR TO SUBMISSION TO THE CITY CLERK. THE COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE IS LOCATED AT 1808 N. THIRD STREET, COEUR D'ALENE.
NEXT ELECTION DATE: November 5, 2019
POSITIONS UP FOR ELECTION: 3 City Council positions: Seat #1 (Ron Edinger); Seat #3 (Dan Gookin); Seat #5 (Dan English)
HOW CITY COUNCILMEMBERS ARE ELECTED: City elections are classified as "by seat," which means a candidate must declare which seat number they are running for. City elections do not run by political affiliation.
CANDIDATES: Any qualified elector living within the city limits of Coeur d’Alene may become a candidate by submitting the declaration of candidacy and petition of candidacy, or by submitting their declaration as a write-in candidate.
QUALIFIED ELECTOR FOR CITY ELECTIONS: A qualified elector is anyone who has registered to vote and has resided within the city limits at least 30 days prior to election.
VOTER REGISTRATION: Click Here
ABSENTEE VOTING: In person: Any qualified elector may vote absentee. Please visit the Kootenai County website for dates and times that absentee ballots are accepted. www.kcgov.us/elections.
WHERE TO VOTE/VOTING PRECINCTS: The listing of voting precincts and their polling places will be published in the Coeur d’Alene Press approximately two weeks prior to Election Day. If you would like to find out where to vote, please go to http://www.kcgov.us/elections/search/
Powerpoint Training Info - the August 5, 2019 City training slides are available HERE.
The 2019 CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTING MANUAL: Click Here.
CANDIDATE FORMS: As a convenience to candidates running for city office, the following forms may be filled in online and printed out for your use. PLEASE NOTE: Campaign finance forms must be filed electronically. Please fax or email the completed, signed forms to the City Clerk.
Campaign Finance Reporting Forms: