“All politics is local”
Sometimes when we think of elections, we think only about federal and state offices. But so much of the decisions that impact our daily lives occur at the local level. You can have a seat at the table making these decisions! In odd years, Utah holds nonpartisan municipal elections for seats in city government, special service districts and even some school board seats. Any eligible registered voter in municipalities and municipal districts may run for election for nonpartisan municipal seats. And any eligible registered voter within municipalities may vote!
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Run for municipal office!
- Don’t want to run? Convince someone you know to run or volunteer for a municipal candidate’s campaign
- Mark your calendar to vote in municipal elections! Voter turnout is historically low during municipal elections. When less people show up to vote, YOUR VOTE COUNTS EVEN MORE!
Here’s a basic overview of what you need to know:
- June 3-7: Candidates must declare candidacy between with your municipal clerk or recorder
- August 6: Last day to register to vote via online systems or in-person for primary elections
- August 13: Municipal Primary Election
- September 3: Deadline for write-in candidates to declare candidacy
- October 29: Last day to register to vote via online systems or in-person for primary elections
- November 5: Municipal General Election