Attention, Salt Lake County voters, the general election has arrived, and The Salt Lake Tribune has collected information to help you fill out those ballots.
Starting Oct. 11, clerks will mail ballots for municipal elections, and this year, there’s a twist.
Many cities are trying ranked-choice voting for the first time. It means instead of picking just your favorite candidate, you’ll be asked to rank all of the available choices.
Here’s a quick list of the areas in the county using ranked-choice voting this year: Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Midvale, Millcreek, Riverton, Salt Lake City, Sandy, South Salt Lake and Magna.
Want a primer on ranked-choice voting? Minnesota Public Radio put together this one-minute video.
If your city isn’t on the list, then it stuck to the traditional form of voting. Ballots must be postmarked before Election Day, which is Nov. 2. They can be dropped off on Election Day, as well.
To help you make a decision, The Tribune reached out to mayoral candidates in contested elections. Reporters also reached out to the candidates for Salt Lake City Council. The vast majority responded to a short list of key questions. Click on your city to find their responses (which have been edited for clarity).