STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
67-4911. Elections — Terms of office. On an election date as provided for in section 34-106(1), Idaho Code, in May of the first odd-numbered year after the organization of any district, and every second year thereafter, an election shall be held, which shall be known as the biennial election of the district.
At the first biennial election in any district hereafter organized, and each sixth year thereafter, there shall be elected by the qualified electors of the district, one (1) member of the board to serve for a term of six (6) years; at the second biennial election and each sixth year thereafter, there shall be elected two (2) members of the board to serve for terms of six (6) years, and at the third biennial election, and each sixth year thereafter, there shall be elected two (2) members of the board to serve for terms of six (6) years. Provided, a member of the board once in office shall serve until his successor is elected, qualified and takes office.
Not later than 5:00 p.m. on the ninth Friday before any such election, nominations may be filed with the secretary of the board. The county clerk shall provide for holding such election and shall appoint judges to conduct it. The county clerk shall give notice of election by publication, and shall arrange such other details in connection therewith. Adequate polling places shall be provided throughout the district boundaries for all elections. The returns of the election shall be certified to and shall be canvassed and declared by the board of county commissioners which shall report the results to the district. The candidate or candidates, according to the number of directors to be elected, receiving the most votes, shall be elected. Any new member of the board shall qualify in the same manner as members of the first board qualify.
In any election for director, if after the deadline for filing a declaration of intent as a write-in candidate, it appears that the number of qualified candidates who have been nominated is equal to the number of directors to be elected, it shall not be necessary for the candidates to stand for election, and the board shall declare such candidates elected as directors, and the secretary of the board shall immediately make and deliver to such persons certificates of election signed by him and bearing the seal of the district.
[67-4911, added 1959, ch. 137, sec. 11, p. 299; am. 1974, ch. 139, sec. 2, p. 1343; am. 1995, ch. 118, sec. 92, p. 504; am. 2001, ch. 258, sec. 4, p. 929; am. 2009, ch. 341, sec. 149, p. 1072; am. 2011, ch. 11, sec. 26, p. 37.]