Idaho Attorney General

Employer / Organization

Idaho

Next Election

May 15, 2018

Filing Window

Feb 26, 2018 - Mar 09, 2018

Description

The Attorney General of Idaho is the state government's chief legal officer and its primary legal counsel. The attorney general represents the state in legal matters, delivers official legal opinions to state agencies and the legislature, and investigates and prosecutes certain types of serious crime.[1] In Idaho, the attorney general is elected to four-year terms in federal midterm election years and is not restricted by term limits. The attorney general acts as the state's primary legal counsel. He represents Idaho in legal matters and issues formal legal opinions on policy issues to state agencies and the state legislature. The attorney general's office also runs a variety of programs to reduce types of serious crime, including child sexual abuse, Medicaid fraud and others. The salary for this position is $107,100/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Idaho Secretary of State Elections Division in order to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for and to confirm that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the appropriate Candidate Filing Forms. 2) Complete the Candidate Filing Forms including campaign finance forms. If you plan to run as an independent candidate, you must collect a specified amount of signatures to be placed on the ballot. For U.S. representative 500 signatures must be collected, whereas State Senator or State Representative candidates must collect 50 signatures. If you plan to run as a party candidate, you may either pay a fee or collect the amount of stipulated signatures above in lieu of the filing fee. 3) Submit these documents during the filing window to the Idaho Secretary of State Elections Division in order to appear on the ballot. For partisan candidates, the next election will be the May primary (held on the 3rd Tuesday of May). For independent candidates the next election will be the November general. However, the filing window applies to all candidates and runs from the 12th Monday before the primary election until the 10th Friday before the primary election. In 2018, the filing window is from February 26th to March 9th and the primary will be held on May 15th. More information about this process can be found here: http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/. If you have any questions please contact the Idaho Secretary of State Elections Division, which also serves as the point of contact, by phone at (208) 334-2852.

Submit application to:
Idaho Secretary of State's Office, 700 W Jefferson, Boise, ID, 83702, US