Utah is holding municipal elections this year. That means YOU can have a voice in decisions that impact our lives and communities day-in and day-out by voting on people who will represent you well at the local level. Municipal elections traditionally have lower voter turnout, which means your vote will count MORE proportionately. But you must be registered to vote in order to cast a ballot!
The Municipal Primary Election will be held on August 13, 2019 for any seats that have more than two candidates vying for them. For example, there will be a primary election to narrow down from 8 to 2 candidates for the seat of Salt Lake City Mayor.
Important Primary Election Dates:
- June 28, 2019: Ballots are transmitted to overseas and military (UOCAVA) voters.
- July 15, 2019: Last day to mail a paper voter registration form.
- July 23, 2019 – July 30, 2019: Mail ballots are sent to voters.
- July 30, 2019: In-person early voting begins. Voters may register to vote with a provisional ballot at an early polling location. Early voting may not be available in certain municipalities.
- August 6, 2019: Last day to request a mail ballot and register to vote online or at the county clerk’s office.
- August 9, 2019: In-person early voting ends in some jurisdictions, but your jurisdiction may extend the early voting period until August 12th. Check with your municipal clerk or recorder for more information.
- August 13, 2019: Municipal Primary Election. Voters may register to vote with a provisional ballot at a polling location.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Register to vote today online or by texting “VOTERISE” to 788-683. It only takes a few minutes! You can also register to vote through mail-in form or in person. Find out more about registering to vote here.
- Help others around you register to vote by sharing this action!