CDA provides reminders on 2017 local elections

Posted: 8/28/2017 8:52:28 AM
Local election filings begin August 28 throughout Idaho and the City of Coeur d’Alene is providing reminders on the filing process and how to learn more about the basics of being an elected official.

City Clerk Renata McLeod offers to provide basic information on the state’s open government (“sunshine”) laws and other helpful information for anyone considering a run for local office. The education includes an information packet on many topics.

“We always want to help our citizens understand more about the process if they’re considering a run,” McLeod said, “and we are very proud of having provided this civic education to anyone new to local elections over the years.

Coeur d’Alene has three council seats and the position of mayor up for election this November. Candidates for a City elected office are required to file a “Declaration of Candidacy” with the City Clerk, accompanied by either a nonrefundable filing fee of $40 or a “Petition of Candidacy” signed by at least five qualified city electors. Deadline to file is 5 p.m. September 8.

For more information on local elections, how to file, or how to contact the City Clerk’s Office, visit