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     Idaho Statutes

Idaho Statutes are updated to the website July 1 following the legislative session.


34-1407.  Write-in candidates. (1)  No write-in candidate for any nonpartisan elective office shall be counted unless a declaration of intent has been filed indicating that the person desires the office and is legally qualified to assume the duties of the office. The declaration of intent shall be filed with the clerk of the political subdivision by no later than the eighth Friday before the date of the election.
(2)  If the statutes governing elections within a specific political subdivision provide that no election shall be held in the event that no more than one (1) candidate has filed for an office, that statute shall be interpreted in such a manner as to allow for filing a declaration of intent for a write-in candidate until the eighth Friday preceding the election. However, if no candidate has filed within that time, no election shall be held for that political subdivision. The provisions of this section shall not apply to candidates in the primary or general election covered by the provisions of section 34-702A, Idaho Code.

[34-1407, added 1992, ch. 176, sec. 4, p. 557; am. 1993, ch. 313, sec. 11, p. 1162; am. 1997, ch. 362, sec. 1, p. 1070; am. 2011, ch. 11, sec. 19, p. 34; am. 2019, ch. 96, sec. 13, p. 350; am. 2020, ch. 69, sec. 5, p. 158.]

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