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  • Salt Lake County Clerk
    Election Division

    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

      385-GOT-VOTE (385-468-8683)
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  • 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 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.

    Two Paths

    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.

    • State and local school board candidates: TBD
    • Declaration of intent to gather signatures: TBD
    • Qualified Political Party candidates (QPP): TBD
    • Justices and Judges of a court of record: TBD

     2016 fee schedule. Fees will be updated as available. 

              OFFICETERM       FEE
    Salt Lake County Mayor4 years $753.44 
    Salt Lake County Council At-Large B6 years$328.29 
    Salt Lake County Council 2, 4, 64 years $235.53 
    State Senate Districts 1, 6, 8, 10, 13, 234 years $111.43
    State House of Representatives Districts 22-26, 28, 30-47, 49-522 years $80.71 
    State School Board Precincts 7-8, 10-114 years$65.00 
    Judicial Courts of Record (Retention)6 years$50.00 
    Justice Court Judges (Retention)6 years$25.00 

                                                                         LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
    Canyons Precincts 1, 3, 74 years $50.00 
    Granite Precincts 1-2, 44 years $50.00 
    Jordan Precincts 1, 4, 5-64 years $50.00  
    Murray City Precincts 1, 54 years$50.00 
    Salt Lake City Precincts 1, 2, 5, 74 years $50.00  
                                                                         METRO TOWNSHIPS/CITY
    Copperton - 5 board members1 or 3 years$50.00
    Emigration Canyon - 5 board members1 or 3 years$50.00
    Kearns - 5 board members1 or 3 years$50.00
    Magna - 5 board members1 or 3 years$50.00
    White City - 5 board members1 or 3 years$50.00
    Millcreek City - Mayor, 4 council members1 or 3 years$50.00


    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:

    • Statewide Office – 28,000
    • US House of Representatives – 7,000
    • Utah State Senate – 2,000
    • Utah State House of Representatives – 1,000
    • County Offices - 3% of voters permitted to vote in their primary election
     3% Republican3% Democratic3% Ind. American 3% Libertarian 3% Constitution 
    County Mayor5,30915,00615,0067,46933 
    County Council District #27802,633 2,633


    County Council District #49852,6302,6301,136
    County Council District #61,2032,6322,6321,091
    County Council At-Large5,30915,00615,0067,46933 

    *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 for State candidates and 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.