2023 Election Information

Hailey General Election              

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, is election day. In this year’s municipal general election, Hailey voters will decide on the Mayor and one Hailey City Council Seat.  One City Council Seat is contested during this election.  Candidates running for office include:

  • Seat No. 3:
    • Dustin Stone
    • Craig Kennedy Wolfrom
  • Seat No. 4:
    • Juan Martinez was the sole candidate filing for this Council seat.  A new Idaho law (IC § 50-405) states that, if a city has established designated seats, and only one candidate files a declaration for candidacy, then the city clerk shall declare this candidate elected and the candidate is installed at the first Council meeting in January following the election.  Therefore, the Hailey City Clerk has declared Juan Martinez as elected, and his name will not be on the ballot in November.  You can read the full law here:  https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title50/T50CH4/SECT50-405/

The Mayoral Race has three (3) candidates.  The candidates are:

  • Incumbent Mayor Martha Burke
  • Kevin Wilson
  • Kris Wirth

In-Person Early voting: October 16 – November 3 at the Blaine County Courthouse. The hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  The last day for early voting is the Friday before election day, and office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 PM.

Absentee Ballots may be requested anytime online at https://voteidaho.gov/online-voter-tools/

The last day for the County Clerk’s office to receive written requests for absentee ballots is 11 days before the election. The deadline to return ballots to the County Clerk’s office is always 8 p.m. on election night. The request can be made online or by printing and completing the paper form. Return it via email, mail, or drop off at the Blaine County Elections Office located at 206 1st Ave S. Ste 100, Hailey, ID 83333-8429.


Election Day Polling Places.  On Election Day voters who have not voted early or by absentee ballot must visit their polling places between 8 AM and 8 PM. Hailey election day polling precincts are all located at the Blaine County Community Campus.