2023 Election Information
NEWS RELEASE FOR 2023 MUNICIPAL ELECTION AND SPECIAL ELECTION
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you are an active registered voter, then yes, you will automatically receive a ballot in the mail. Click this link to check if you are an active registered voter.
County clerks will start mailing out ballots beginning Tuesday, August 15, 2023. The last day to request a mail ballot is 5 p.m. August 29, 2023.
2024 Election Cycle: In 2021, the state legislature passed HB197 which prohibits a voter from changing their affiliation from one political party to another after March 31, 2024.
2023 Election Cycle: The voter affiliation deadline for the 2023 primary election is June 17, 2023 which was the date that Governor Spencer Cox signed HB2001. Voters will be able to change their affiliation after the primary election canvass.
2023 Party Affiliation Changes – The deadline for a voter to change parties was June 17 – the day the Governor signed HB2001. Voters will be able to switch parties again after the canvass in mid-September. All party changes submitted before the canvass will be placed on hold and completed after the canvass.
New voters or voters that were unaffiliated as of June 17 will be able to register and/or join a political party up through the September 5 primary election. Voters must register or update their party affiliation prior to August 25th to receive a by mail ballot, or they can register or affiliate at the polls during early voting or on election day (September 5).
Voter registration must be received by the county clerk before 5:00 pm on Friday, August 25th, 2023. However, voters may register to vote at an early voting location or at a polling location on Election Day, September 5th, 2023. Please bring at least two forms of identification to the polling location. Click on the links below for more information:
During the 2021 Second Special Session, the legislature passed four bills designating the new district boundries. You can view the bills and maps here.
Listed below are the signature gathering requirements for offices up for election in 2024. A candidate must file a “notice of intent to gather signatures” form with the election officer to get the signature gathering packet. In order for a signature to be valid, the person must be an registered Utah voter at the time that their signature is reviewed by the county clerk’s office.
Before a signature packet can be turned in, the candidate must have reached the required minimum number of signatures before they can be accepted. Supplemental signatures may be turned in at any time following the initial submission. The signatures are verified in the order they are received. Therefore, if a voter signs two packets for candidates in the same race, that voters signature will count toward the candidate that submits the signature first.
All signatures must be signed physically and cannot be electronically signed.
United States Senate – 28,000 signatures statewide
United States House of Representatives – 7,000 signatures from within the district
Utah State Senate – 2,000 signatures from within the district
Utah State House – 1,000 signatures from within the district
State Board of Education – The lesser of 2,000 signatures or 3% of active registered voters of a qualified political party within the state board of education district
County Office – signatures of 3% of the registered voters who are residents of the area permitted to vote for the county office and are permitted by the qualified political party to vote for the qualified political party’s candidates in a primary election.
The declaration of candidate period for municipal candidates is June 1, 2023 through June 7, 2023.
The deadline for write in candidates to file for office is September 18th by 5 p.m.
You can view the qualifications to run for office in 2024 here.
Utah code requires the Lieutenant Govenror to establish the Master Ballot Position List. You can see the Master Ballot Position list for the 2022-2023 election cycle here.
11. What cities will be participating in the Municipal Alternate Voting Methods Pilot Project for 2023?
Millcreek, Genola, Salt Lake City, Midvale, Payson, Vineyard, South Salt Lake, Heber, Kearns, Lehi, Woodland Hills, and Magna.