2023 Election Information
The MUNICIPAL PRIMARY ELECTION is on TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2023. Click on a question below for more information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. When will voters receive their ballot?
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, July 25, 2023. The last day to request a mail ballot is 5 p.m. August 8, 2023.
2. What is the voter affiliation deadline?
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.
3. What is the deadline to register to vote?
Voter registration must be received by the county clerk before 5:00 pm on Friday, October 25, 2024. However, voters may register to vote at an early voting location or at a polling location on election Day. Please bring at least two forms of identification to the polling location. Click on the links below for more information:
4. Where can someone learn more information about redistricting?
During the 2021 Second Special Session, the legislature passed four bills designating the new district boundries. You can view the bills and maps here.
5. What are the signature requirements to run for office?
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.
6. When do candidates officially declare for office?
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 4th by 5 p.m.
7. What are the qualifications to run for office?
You can view the qualifications to run for office in 2024 here.
8. Where can I find the candidates who have declared their candidacy for the 2022 election cycle?
You can find all the candidates who declared for office on elections.utah.gov under candidate filings.
9. In what order are candidates listed on the ballot?
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.
10. Where can I find my voting district maps?
You can view the voting district maps 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.