CITY OF SANTA CLARA NOTICE OF ELECTION

SANTA CLARA CITY
2019 ELECTION INFORMATION

MUNICIPAL ELECTION: The Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
A Primary Election (if necessary) will be held on Tuesday August 13, 2019.

VACANCIES IN OFFICE TO BE FILLED: Vacancies in office to be filled are as follows:

Council member At-Large Four-Year Term
Council member At-Large Four-Year Term
Council member At-Large Four-Year Term

QUALIFICATIONS FOR A CANDIDATE:

1. Be a United States citizen at time of filing.
2. Be a registered voter of the municipality.
3. Be a resident of the municipality for a period of 365
consecutive days immediately preceding the date of the election.
4. Any mentally incompetent person, any person convicted of a felony, or any person convicted of treason or a crime against the elective franchise may not hold office in this State until the right to vote or hold elective office has been restored.
5. Must file a Declaration of Candidacy in person with the City Recorder within the filing deadline. Any resident of the municipality may file a Nomination Petition within the filing deadline, to nominate a person to become a candidate for municipal office. During this filing, they must state whether they meet all the constitutional and statutory qualification requirements for municipal office.

TO FILE FOR OFFICE: Each person seeking to become a candidate for a municipal office shall file a Declaration of Candidacy in person with the City Recorder during regular office hours, filing period begins, June 3, 2019 and ends June 7, 2019.

WRITE-IN CANDIDATES: To become a valid write-in candidate, a person must file, in person, a Declaration of Candidacy form with the appropriate filing officer on or before September 6, 2019. The candidate must also qualify all the requirements of the office.

FILING DEADLINE:

Candidates: Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Write-in Candidates: Friday, September 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

TO NOMINATE A PERSON FOR OFFICE: Obtain from the City Recorder’s Office a Nominating Petition form. Fill out the form in its entirety, obtain the necessary signatures as outlined on the form, and submit to the City Recorder prior to the deadline of June 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

CAMPAIGN FINANCIAL REPORTS: Municipal Office Candidates are required to file campaign financial reports with the City Recorder seven (7) days before the Municipal Election and thirty (30) days after the Primary and/or Municipal Election. These reports must be posted by the City Recorder on either the city website at sccity.com or the state website at www.disclosures.utah.gov.

CANDIDATES – DEADLINE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR UTAH STATEWIDE ELECTRONIC VOTER INFORMATION WEBSITE: Candidates who wish to, may provide their biographical information in a 200-word qualifying statement on the http://www.vote.utah.gov website before the deadline of Monday July 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Call the Office of the Lieutenant Governor at 1-800-995-VOTE (8683) or 801-538-1041 with any questions.

ELECTION SIGNS: (Taken from City of Santa Clara Municipal Code)
Temporary signs: Temporary signage has a place in the community for specialized purposes, such as announcing properties for sale or lease, construction activities, temporary sales and campaign signs of a non-commercial nature. Temporary signs are installed on a property but are not a part of the permanent land use on the property and are not intended to be displayed for a long period of time. However, a temporary sign must be well maintained at all times or it may be subject to removal or cited as a violation of this chapter.

1. Temporary signs are permitted in any zone.
2. Temporary signs shall not exceed six (6) square feet in area. The height of a temporary sign, including structural supports, shall not exceed four (4) feet.
3. Temporary signs are permitted in any zone, provided they are located a minimum of two (2) feet behind the property line unless otherwise approved because of topographic conditions. Only one temporary sign is permitted on any one parcel of property, except that for sixty (60) days preceding a general. Local government or special election, up to three (3) temporary signs may be placed on any one parcel of property, all of which must comply with the size, color and placement standards of this title.
4. Temporary signs may be approved by the building department for a specific, limited time. Any request for extensions shall be approved by the Planning Commission.

Further questions should be addressed to the City Building Official
at 435- 619-3921.

Election signs may not be located within 150 feet of the building housing any polling place on Election Day. (Utah Code 20A-3-501)

ELIGIBILITY FOR REGISTRATION TO VOTE: In order to vote, you must (1) be a United States citizen; (2) be a resident of Utah for at least 30 days immediately before the next election; (3) be at least 18 years old by the next election; and (4) your principal place of residence is in a specific voting district in Utah, (5) a person who has been convicted of a felony whose right to vote has not been restored as provided by law may not register to vote while incarcerated.

1. VOTER REGISTRATION: Qualified persons may register with the Washington County Clerk any time the clerk’s office is open. October 7, 2019 is the last day a new resident can establish a 30-day voting residence for the November 5, 2019 election.
2. Santa Clara City will be using the Vote by Mail method as the primary. means of casting Ballots.
Ballots may be mailed or dropped off at the Santa Clara Library. The Drop Box for Santa Clara City is located at the Santa Clara Library.