Elections & Voting
Transparency and resident engagement are two important pillars of South Salt Lake's government; as a result, we strive to create a clear and intuitive election process and encourage all our residents to participate.
South Salt Lake Elections
South Salt Lake elections are held every odd numbered year alternating with Council Districts 1, 4, 5 and At-Large and Council Districts 2, 3, At-Large and Mayor. All elected positions are four-year terms. The City utilizes vote by mail through Salt Lake County.
The City of South Salt Lake will hold a Municipal General Election on November 21, 2023 (previously scheduled for November 7, 2023) to elect the following:
- City Council District 1
- City Council District 4
- City Council District 5
- At-Large Representative 2
These positions are four-year terms.
The Candidate filing period is Tuesday, August 8, 2023 through Tuesday, August 15, 2023 (excluding weekends) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Registered voter in South Salt Lake
- A legal resident of South Salt Lake for 12 consecutive months immediately before the date of the election
- Maintain a principal place of residence within South Salt Lake, and within the district that the candidate desires to represent during the term of the office.
- Pay the $25 filing fee
- Not to be convicted of a felony, treason, or a crime relating to elections
- Cannot have been declared mentally incompetent
The South Salt Lake City Council has elected to use the Ranked Choice Voting method without a Primary Election.
Declaration of Candidacy forms or Nomination Petitions must be filed in person with the City Recorder’s Office at 220 East Morris Avenue, Suite 200, South Salt Lake, Utah, unless individuals are subject to Section 20A-9-203(3)(b) of the Utah Code. The deadline for write-in candidates to file a declaration of candidacy is September 18, 2023 in person with the Recorder's Office during regular business hours.
If you have questions, please contact the City Recorder at 801-483-6019 or email the City Recorder.
Ranked Choice Voting
What is Ranked Choice Voting (RCV)? RCV is where a voter ranks candidates according to preference (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.). If a candidate receives a majority of the first-choice votes, that candidate is elected. If no candidate receives a majority of the first-choice votes the candidate with the lowest number of votes is eliminated and transferred to the voter's second choice of the remaining candidates. This process continues until a candidate wins with an absolute majority (50%+) of the votes. Voters do not have to rank a candidate and still have the option to only vote for one candidate if they desire.
Additional voter information
- Register to vote prior to the next election! For more information or to register today, visit the Utah Voter Registration website.
- All South Salt Lake elections have a vote-by-mail option. Every eligible, active voter will be mailed a ballot at least three weeks prior to Election Day (an active voter is a voter that has voted at least once in the last four years). Find more information on Salt Lake County Website.
- Voters can check registration status, ballot drop box locations, vote center location information and other election information at the Salt Lake County Election Website.
- Voters can visit vote.utah.gov to view candidate profiles, track ballots, view sample ballots and more.
UOCAVA Election Notice
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) Notice:
- 2023 Municipal General Election November 21, 2023
- Council Member District 1 (4 year term)
- Council Member District 4 (4 year term)
- Council Member District 5 (4 year term)
- Council Member At-Large (4 year term)
For more information please visit Salt Lake County Clerk Website