Salt Lake area elections
If you're interested in running for a city office, it's almost time to throw your hat into the ring. The candidate filing period is June 1-7. Because city halls are closed on weekends, candidate have just five days June 3-7 during business hours to submit a declaration of candidacy in person. If your city operates under a four-day week, confirm the deadline because it could be earlier.
General city elections are nonpartisan and held in odd-numbered years. The staggered terms are for four years (except when the position is for an unexpired term), with about half the seats up for election each time. A candidate must be a registered voter and a resident of the city for at least 12 months immediately before the election to run. At-large seats are filled by a vote of the entire city's electorate; district seat holders are selected by voters in the district. If elected from a council district, the candidate must live in that district.
If more than two candidates file for a seat, a primary will be held Aug. 13 to narrow the field to two. The general election is Nov. 5; winners take office in January.
The seats up for election are:
Salt Lake City
Council seats •
District 1 (west) • Carlton Christensen
District 3 (north) • Stan Penfold
District 5 (central) • Jill Remington Love
District 7 (east bench) • Soren Simonsen
South Salt Lake
Mayor • Cherie Wood, running
Council seats •
District 2 (northwest) • Boyd Marshall
District 3 (southwest) • John B. Weaver
At-large district • Casey Fitts