Voters in the city of Kuna will have an opportunity to vote for two City Council members and the mayor in this year’s general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Mayor Scott Dowdy’s term expires this year, as do the terms of City Council members Lisa Bachman and Jeff Lang. The terms for council members Rich Cardoza and Doug Hoiland expire in 2013.
Kuna city residents interested in running for either mayor or City Council member can declare their candidacy beginning Monday, Aug. 29.
The declaration of candidacy period begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, and runs through 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. A candidate has to declare that he/she is a qualified elector and meets the following qualifications:
• Resident of Kuna
• Registered voter
• At least 18 years old
The candidate has to file a Declaration of Candidacy form accompanied by one of the following:
• A petition of candidacy signed by at least five registered qualified electors; or
• Pay a non-refundable filing fee of $40
The Declaration of Candidacy form must be turned in to the Kuna City Clerk’s Office located at Kuna City Hall, 763 W. Avalon St.
If the candidate wishes to submit the declaration of candidacy signed by at least five registered qualified electors, the form must first be taken to the Ada County Elections Office at 400 N. Benjamin Lane to have the signatures verified. The County Clerk will attach a certification indicating the number of signatures that are qualified city electors.
Or, if the candidate wishes to pay the non-refundable filing fee of $40, then the form is submitted directly to the Kuna City Clerk’s Office.