Salt Lake City

City Attorney's Office

Elections

2022 Special Election Information

Eligible voters may vote at any Salt Lake County voting location. Salt Lake County provides options for accessible voting. For more information or to register to vote visit slco.vote, call 385-468-7400 or email vote@slco.org.

Los votantes elegibles pueden votar en cualquier lugar de votación del condado de Salt Lake. Para obtener una lista completa de ubicaciones, visite Centro de Votacion del dia de Elecciones o llame al 385-468-7400

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Maintaining accurate voter registration information is critical to fair and accurate elections. Voters with inaccurate addresses may not receive their mail-in ballot, Voter Information Card, or other important election information. If you are registered to vote in Salt Lake County and move your residence, you may update your address, click here.

Parks, Trails and Open Space General Obligation Bond

Parks, Trails and Open Space General Obligation Bond

The Salt Lake City Council recently approved a ballot proposition concerning the issuance of a General Obligation (GO) bond to fund parks, trails, and open space. For more information on the Parks, Trails and Open Space General Obligation Bond, go to www.SLCParksBond.com.

To view the resolution, click here.

Ballot

WHAT IT SAYSWHAT IT MEANS
Shall Salt Lake City, Utah, be authorized to issue General Obligation Bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $85,000,000 and to mature in no more than 21 years from the date or dates of issuance, such bonds will be issued in accordance with Utah law solely to pay all or a portion of the costs to acquire, improve, renovate and upgrade various parks, trails, open space and related facilities and recreational amenities?If voters approve the Parks, Trails and Open Space bonds, the bonds could be issued at a value up to $85 million with an associated property tax levied over up to 21 years from when the bonds are issued and would be used to buy, improve, renovate or upgrade parks, trails and open space in Salt Lake City. The City currently anticipates issuing the bonds in multiple smaller series adding up to $85 million and the property tax may be levied for up to 21 years after the last series is issued.
If the bonds are issued as planned, without regard to the taxes currently levied to pay outstanding bonds that will decrease over time, an annual property tax to pay debt service on the proposed bonds will be required over a period of 20 years in the estimated amount of $53.80 per year on a primary residence with the Salt Lake City average value of $576,000 and in the estimated amount of $97.83 per year on a business or secondary residence having the same value.If the bonds are approved by voters and are all issued at the same time, and not taking into account existing bonds that will be paid off over time, the estimated property taxes to pay the bonds would be approximately $53.80 per year, or less than $5 per month, on an average primary residence valued at $576,000, and $97.83 per year for a business or secondary residence of the same value.
The City currently levies property taxes to pay debt service on other outstanding general obligation bonds that have been issued to finance voter-approved projects. The incremental property taxes would decrease upon the repayment of the currently outstanding bonds, but the decrease will not occur if the proposed bonds are issued. Taking into account the repayment of the outstanding bonds, the City expects that the issuance of the proposed bonds, in the manner currently expected, will result in no net increase to current annual property tax levels for the repayment of bonds.If the bonds are approved by voters and are issued in two or more installments, again depending on market conditions, it is possible that the cost of the bonds would not increase the existing property tax burden. If the bonds are not approved by voters, the property tax burden would decrease as a result of other general obligation bonds being paid off.
The foregoing information is only an estimate and not a limit on the amount of taxes that the City may be required to levy to pay debt service on the bonds. The City is obligated to levy taxes to the extent provided by law in order to pay the bonds. The amounts are based on various assumptions and estimates, including debt service on the bonds and taxable values of property in the City.The property tax information is only an estimate and doesn’t limit the amount of taxes the City may have to levy to pay the bonds. The law requires the City to levy property taxes in an amount sufficient to pay the bonds. The property tax amounts are based on assumptions and estimates, including the amount of the bond payments and the values of property in the city only.

Upcoming Meetings

Voter Information Pamphlet

Arguments For and Against


This ballot proposition will be included with the November 8, 2022 ballot for voters to consider.

Contact Us

Phone Number: (801)-535-7671

Email: elections@slcgov.com

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Municipal Elections

Municipal Elections are held on odd numbered years. All seats are a four year term.

2023 – Open Seats are for Mayor, Council Districts Two, Four, & Six.

2025 – Open Seats are for Council Districts One, Three, Five & Seven

View current Council Members and District Boundaries here.


Campaign Finance


Learn more about campaign finance and contribution limits here.

Candidacy Requirements


Learn more about candidacy requirements here.

City and State Election Laws


Learn more about City and State Election Laws here. It is recommended that a candidate become familiar with these laws.

Election Results


To view election results and historical election results please visit this link.

Midterm Vacancy Process


Learn more about the midterm vacancy process here.

Political Committees


Learn more about Political Committees here.

Vote By Mail


To learn more about the vote by mail process visit this link.

Voter Registration


Interested in registering to vote? You can register to vote online -with a Utah Driver’s License or ID – here.

If you do not have the above mentioned ID, you will want to review the guidelines here.

Inscripción Postal De Elector

To check your registration status, register to vote, or update your address within the county, click here to be redirected to the Salt Lake County Clerk website.

Have more election and voter registration questions? Visit the State Elections website.

Election Forms



These forms are for the 2021 Election Cycle only, if you have questions or need new/updated copies of any of these forms please reach out to our office by calling 801-535-6221 or by emailing elections@slcgov.com.


Election Forms
Nomination Petition & Info Sheet
Public Record Disclaimer
City Council Signature Packet for Filing Fee Waiver
Affidavit of Withdrawal
Paper Campaign Finance Form
Personal Campaign Committee

The Personal Campaign Committee File includes the following:


Registration of Personal Campaign Committee
Candidate Information Page
Declaration to Limit Campaign Contributions & Expenditures
Statement Declining to Make a Declaration to Limit Campaign Contributions & Expenditures
Signature Authorization for Electronic Financial Disclosure


Post-Election Forms
Existing Personal Campaign Committee
Statement Declining to Limit Campaign Contributions
Statement Limiting Campaign Contributions

Election History


Learn more about Ranked Choice Voting here. In the 2021 Municipal Election, Salt Lake City participated in the Pilot Project.

Election Materials
Election Results