Recorder's Office - Elections
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 Municipal Election Open Seats
City Council - District One
City Council - District Three
City Council - District Five
City Council - District Seven
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 22 or August 29
General Election - November 7, 2017
General Canvass - November 21, 2017
Available June 8, 2017
Past Election Results
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.
Contact Salt Lake City Elections at:
Salt Lake City Recorder's Office
Phone: 801.535.6225 or 801.535.7671
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)
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.
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)