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City of Moscow to Begin Accepting Declaration of Candidacy Forms for November General Election

MOSCOW —  On August 28, 2023, the City of Moscow will begin accepting Declaration of Candidacy forms for the November 2023 General Election. There are three city council positions open for election. Each position is a four-year term to take office at the first City Council meeting of January 2024.

Interested candidates must submit a Declaration of Candidacy form and be qualified as a City Elector. To qualify as a City Elector, an individual must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Their primary residence must be within the Moscow city limits
  • The address of their voter registration must match the residence address provided on their declaration
  • They must have resided in the city for at least 30 days before submitting their Declaration of Candidacy form
  • They must be a registered voter within the city limits when the Declaration of Candidacy is filed.

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 4 Labor Day holiday. Forms can be picked up at City Hall or found on the City website at

Any candidate who raises or spends more than $500 must also meet campaign disclosure reporting requirements. Candidates must complete campaign reporting online at Contact Jen Henrichs, Election Director at the Latah County Auditor’s Office, for questions or assistance with campaign reporting at 208-883-2278 or by email at [email protected].

For additional information or questions regarding Declaration of Candidacy processes or forms, contact Laurie Hopkins, Moscow City Clerk, by phone at 208-883-7015, email at [email protected], or in person at City Hall, 206 E Third Street, Suite 304, Moscow, Idaho. Questions may also be directed to the Latah County Clerk at 208-883-2249.