Salt Lake City

Recorder's Office - Elections

2017 Vote by Mail Municipal Election

The following city positions are to be voted upon in the Salt Lake City 2017 Municipal Election, all positions are a four-year term:

City Council District 1
City Council District 3
City Council District 5
City Council District 7

The mission of the Recorder's Office is to conduct fair, open, and honest elections.  We maintain integrity in elections, thereby protecting and instilling public confidence in the democratic process. We are dedicated to providing professional service and accurate information.  We provide the people of Salt Lake City the opportunity to exercise their right to vote, and through education and outreach, we encourage participation in the electoral process.  

2017 Candidate List 


General Election Information

2017 Municipal Election Open Seats

City Council - District 1

City Council - District 3 

City Council - District 5 

City Council - District 7

All seats are a four-year term 

Important Election Dates

Candidate Filing Period - June 1 - 7, 2017. (Declarations must be filed in person in the Office of the City Recorder between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.)  

Primary Election - August 15, 2017

Primary Canvass - August 29, 2017

General Election - November 7, 2017

General Canvass - November 21, 2017

Candidate List 

2017 Candidates

Past Election Results

2015 General Election 

2015 Primary Election 

2015 Proposition One Salt Lake City Results 

2015 Proposition One Salt Lake County Results 

2013 Primary Election

2013 General Election



Election Dates/Candidate List/Council District Maps/Election Results
Citizens / Voters


To check your registration status, register to vote, or update your address within the county click here to be redirected to the Salt Lake County Clerk Website. 

Campaign Finance Disclosures 

Disclosures regarding contributions and expenditures are required by all candidates. 
Salt Lake City has provided access to each candidate's reports.

Campaign Finance Online Reporting System

Contact Salt Lake City Elections at:

Salt Lake City Recorder's Office
Phone:  801.535.6225 or 801.535.7671

Registration/Candidate Finance Reports/Logic & Accuracy Testing/Check Ballot Status/Contact us
Candidates / Prospective Candidates

Becoming a Candidate

2017 Candidate Guide Book 

City and State Election Laws

Election Forms

Online Finance Reporting System

Campaign Contribution Limits Per Election Cycle

Mayor - $3,520*

Council - $750 

*Calculation based on Consumer Price Index at beginning of Election Cycle, February 2016.
(Contribution limits amended to Mayor - $3,500, Council - $750 December 2015 from Mayor $7,500 and Council - $1,500).

Filing Dates for 2017 Campaign Finance Statements 

  • July 3, 2017
    (Reporting period: February 11, 2017 to June 30, 2017)
  • August 8, 2017 (7 days before the Primary Election*)
    (Reporting period: July 1, 2017 to August 4, 2017)
  • September 14, 2017 For unsuccessful candidates in the Primary Election
    (Reporting period: August 5, 2017 to September 11, 2017)
  • October 31, 2017 For General Election Candidates (7 days before the General Election*)
    (Reporting period: August 5, 2017 to October 27, 2017)
  • December 7, 2017 For General Election Candidates) 
    (Reporting period: October 28, 2017 to December 4, 2017)
  • February 15, 2018 
    (Reporting period: December 5, 2017 to February 12, 2018)

The Filing Date is the day when an individual statement is due.  All contributions and expenditures must be entered by 5:00 pm of this date. 

*During the seven (7) day period before any election, each personal campaign committee shall file with the City Recorder a verified report of each contribution over five hundred dollars ($500) within twenty-four (24) hours after receipt of each such contriution.  Such report shall contain the information required by SLC Code § 2.46.090(A)(3)

Becoming a Candidate/City and State Election Laws/Election Forms/Campaign Finance Reporting/Campaign Finance Filing Dates
Vote By Mail

General Information

Vote by Mail


Life Cycle of a Vote by Mail Ballot

Frequently Asked Questions

Vote by Mail Q&A

Information/Process/FAQ's/Vote Center Locations
Political Committees

What are Political Committees? 

A group of persons cooperating to aid or promote the success or defeat of a candidate or issue, including the making of donations to a personal campaign committee. "Political Committee" does not mean an individual, a personal campaign committee, individuals who are related and who make contributions from a joint checking account, an entity that provides goods or services to a candidate or committee in the regular course of its business at the same price that would be provided to the general public, or a business entity using its own funds, except a business entity whose intended purpose is to act as a political committee.

The "purpose" of a political committee means an act done with intent or in such a way as to influence or tend to influence, directly or indirectly, the nomination or election of a candidate or the passage or defeat of any issue on the ballot at a municipal election.

Political committees must register with the State of Utah and also with Salt Lake City Recorder's Office.

Registration Form

Filing Dates for Political Committees 2017 Finance Statements 

  • July 3, 2017
    (Reporting Period: January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017)
  • August 8, 2017 (7 days before the Primary Election)
    (Reporting Period: July 1, 2017 to August 4, 2017)
  • October 31, 2017 (7 days before the General Election)
    (Reporting Period: August 5, 2017 to October 27, 2017)
  • January 31, 2018
    (Reporting Period: October 28, 2017 to December 31, 2017)

Finance Statement Form

Information/Registration/Finance Statement Form