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2001 S State Street, #S1-200
PO Box 144575
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4575
Hours 8:00 – 5:00 M -F
Closed state and federal holidays
Salt Lake County filing for the General Elections will take place at the Salt Lake County Clerk's Election Division Offices:
2001 S. State Street, S1-200 Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Vote.utah.gov tracks filing of all Federal, State, and County candidate filings, including signature totals for candidates gathering signatures.
*The information on this page is meant to be a quick summary and is subject to change as these processes and legal mandates are updated
In 2014 the Utah Legislature passed
SB54 which will dramatically alter the election process in Utah. SB54 allows candidates two possible paths to get on the ballot. Candidates can follow the traditional path and/or gather signatures through a petition.
Traditional: Candidates from the Constitution, Democratic, Independent American, Libertarian, and Republican parties can follow the traditional method of filing for office in March, going through their party’s convention, and a primary election (if necessary) in order to appear in the General Election.
Signature Gathering: A candidate may file a declaration of intent to gather signatures starting in January and then collect the predetermined number of qualified signatures. If successful, the candidate would then appear on the ballot in their party’s Primary Election. Candidates may pursue one or both paths to get on the ballot.
All filing times begin at 8:00 am and end at 5:00 pm. Candidates must appear in person and file in the correct location.
See the current Notice of Election for locations.
2016 fee schedule. Fees will be updated as available.
As per UCA §20A-9-403, the Lt. Governor's office certifies the numbers below are the signature requirements for Qualified Political Party candidates for the 2016 election cycle. As of November 16, 2015, each political party in Utah is classified as a Qualified Political Party.Candidates may only collect signatures from voters who are eligible to vote in the party's primary election.Candidates gathering signatures must meet the following thresholds:
*For more information on a specific party’s requirement please contact that party directly
Candidates not affiliated with a party may get their name on the ballot by meeting all qualifications of the office they are seeking and by complying with the requirements in 20-A-9 Part 5.
Who can sign a petition? -- Residents of the candidate’s district who are registered to vote in Utah and eligible to vote in the party’s primary election. Voters can only sign for one candidate per race.
When candidates declare their intent to gather signatures they will receive an electronic version of a signature packet containing everything they need to be able to collect signatures. Once the candidate has obtained the minimum number of signatures needed to be placed on the ballot, he or she can submit the packets to the correct location (Lt. Governor’s office for state and multi-county races, Clerk/Auditor’s office for all others). Candidates collecting voter registration forms should turn them in as they are collected.
Petition packets will be processed in the order they are received. The status of the packets will be updated at
www.elections.utah.gov for State candidates and
http://slco.org/clerk/ for County candidates. Candidates that meet the qualification threshold will be notified and no further processing will occur on the packets submitted by that candidate. Candidates who fail to obtain enough signatures to meet the threshold will be notified and may submit supplemental signatures prior to the deadline.