Salt Lake City

City Attorney's Office

Candidacy Requirements

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Candidate Filing Period

June 1 – 7, 2021 (excluding Saturday and Sunday)

Declaring Candidacy

Declarations of Candidacy must be filed in person at the Office of the City Recorder, located in Room 415, City & County Building, 451 South State Street during office hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. between June 1st and June 7th (excluding Saturday and Sunday).

The filing officer must read the constitutional and statutory qualification requirements for office to the candidate and the candidate must state whether or not they meet those requirements.

Requirements

  • Candidate must be a registered voter
  • Be a resident of Salt Lake City for 12 months immediately preceding the date of the election, and in the case of Council member, be a resident of the council district 12 months immediately preceding the date of election
  • Have no other compensated employment with Salt Lake City Corporation
  • Register a Personal Campaign Committee before receiving any political contributions or spending any money for campaign expenses
  • File periodic Campaign Finance Statements

A person may be a candidate for only one office at any one election

Mayoral Candidate

  • Pay the appropriate filing fee, click here to view the SLC Consolidated Fee Schedule.
  • Or in lieu of fee, submit a Filing Fee Waiver Petition signed by 315 residents: 45 within each council district who are at least 18 years of age.
  • Form: Petition-Mayor

Council Member Candidate

  • Pay the appropriate filing fee, click here to view the SLC Consolidated Fee Schedule.
  • Or in lieu of fee, submit a Filing Fee Waiver Petition signed by 75 residents within the council district who are at least 18 years of age.
  • Form: Petition-Council

Write-in Candidates

Anyone wishing to become a valid write-in candidate must meet the above requirements of a candidate, file a Write-in Declaration of Candidacy, and pay the appropriate filing fee 65 business days before the Municipal General Election.

Forms Required

Declaration of Candidacy Paperwork

Personal Campaign Committee Paperwork

Write-in Declaration of Candidacy

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