2021 Municipal Election Information

MUNICIPAL ELECTION: The Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  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 10, 2021.

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

Mayor 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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, Tuesday June 1, 2021 and ends Monday June 7, 2021.

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 August 30, 2021.  The candidate must also qualify all the requirements of the office.

FILING DEADLINE: Candidates: Monday, June 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Write-in Candidates: Monday, August 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

TO NOMINATE A PERSON FOR OFFICE: Obtain from the City Recorder’s Office a Declaration of Candidacy 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 Monday June 7, 2021 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 June 28, 2021 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.
  • Registration deadline for the Primary Election is July 30, 2021 (11 days before).
  • Registration deadline for the General Election is October 22, 2021 (11days before).
  • Registration by provisional ballot during early voting and on election day.
  1. 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.

(20A-1-101 Definitions)

(76)         “Valid voter identification” means:

(a)           a form of identification that bears the name and photograph of the voter which may include:

(i)            a currently valid Utah driver license.

(ii)           a currently valid identification card that is issued by:

(A)           the state; or

(B)           a branch, department, or agency of the United States.

(iii)          a currently valid Utah permit to carry a concealed weapon.

(iv)           a currently valid United States passport; or

(v)            a currently valid United States military identification card.

(b)           one of the following identification cards, whether or not the card includes a photograph of the voter:

(i)            a valid tribal identification card.

(ii)           a Bureau of Indian Affairs card; or

(iii)          a tribal treaty card; or

(c)            two forms of identification not listed under Subsection (76)(a) or (b) but that bear the name of the voter and provide evidence that the voter resides in the voting precinct, which may include:

(i)            a current utility bill or a legible copy thereof, dated within the 90 days before the election.

(ii)           a bank or other financial account statement, or a legible copy thereof.

(iii)          a certified birth certificate.

(iv)           a valid social security card.

(v)            a check issued by the state or the federal government or a legible copy thereof.

(vi)           a paycheck from the voter’s employer, or a legible copy thereof.

(vii)          a currently valid Utah hunting or fishing license.

(viii)         certified naturalization documentation.

(ix)           a currently valid license issued by an authorized agency of the United States.

(x)            a certified copy of court records showing the voter’s adoption or name change.

(xi)           a valid Medicaid card, Medicare card, or Electronic Benefits Transfer Card.

(xii)          a currently valid identification card issued by:

(A)           a local government within the state.

(B)           an employer for an employee; or

(C)           a college, university, technical school, or professional school located within the state; or

(xiii)         a current Utah vehicle registration.