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Lannie K. Chapman
Salt Lake County Clerk






The 2023 Municipal Primary Election will take place on Tuesday, September 5th, 2023. All active, registered voters will be mailed a ballot on August 15th and are encouraged to vote and return that ballot in a timely manner so that it may be counted. Election Day Vote centers are also available for voters who prefer to vote in person.

A municipal election is an opportunity for voters to elect candidates to office in their city or local service district. In addition to the municipal election this year, there will also be a special election to fill the congressional seat in Congressional District 2.  

Only active registered voters with a contest that pertains to their precinct will receive a ballot. For voters living in Congressional District 2, you must be affiliated with the Republican party for that contest to appear on your ballot. If you did not receive a ballot and believe you should have, please contact our office. 

 For deadlines and other important information, please visit the links to the right. Answers to frequently asked questions are below.

Why is there a Congressional Race this year?
A special election will take place this year in Congressional District 2 (CD2) to fill the seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Christ Stewart. While there are many candidates in the CD2 race, only the Republican party required a primary to select its CD2 candidate. To see a full list of all the candidates for CD2, please refer to the Lieutenant Governor’s website. Only registered Republican voters living in CD2 will receive a ballot to vote in the congressional primary election. To view your congressional district, please use our precinct lookup tool. 

When will my ballot be mailed?
Ballots will be mailed out August 15th to all active registered voters. As voters update their addresses or register to vote, ballots will be mailed through August 29th.

Why didn't I receive a ballot?
Only active, registered voters living in a district with a primary election will receive a ballot. If you meet these criteria and did not receive a ballot, please contact our office. You can see a list of contests in the 2023 Primary Election here

I got the wrong ballot / Not the ballot I expected
Ballots are sent to voters based on their home address, which determines your voting district. If you didn't receive the ballot you expected, please contact our office.

What should I do if I make a mistake on my ballot?
If you make a mistake on your ballot or decide to change your vote, you can draw a line through the oval and candidate name you do not want, and then fill in the oval for the correct one. When the ballots are scanned the change will be noted. If the ballot gets damaged or it is not possible to clearly indicate your choice, please contact our office and we will cancel the old ballot and send you a new one. (A replacement ballot cannot be ordered after August 29th.)

Who should I vote for?
The Salt Lake County Clerk's office is an apolitical office and we do not make voting recommendations. Who you vote for is a personal choice. We strongly encourage every voter to research candidates and issues and make informed choices on their ballot.

How can I learn about the candidates?
A list of candidates with their contact information is available on our Candidates page or, you can visit the webpage for the relevant municipality. 

What contests will be on my ballot?
A list of contests and candidates in the 2023 Primary Election is available here. You may also view a sample of your ballot, by using our Voter Information Lookup Tool.

Why do the contests and candidates on my ballot look different than in the past?
As a result of the statewide redistricting process, which occurs every ten years after the completion of the census, you may see candidates for new districts on your ballot. The 2023 Primary Election gives you the opportunity to elect officials who will take office in January, 2024 for the redrawn districts. If you have questions about the contests on your ballot or your new voting districts, please contact our office.

Where can I see which contests pertain to me?
You can look up your voter registration and see your sample ballot, including contests that pertain to you, by using our Voter Information Lookup Tool.

How can I return my mail-in ballot?
You may return your mail-in ballot one of three ways: 1) By dropping it in any of the ballot drop boxes located throughout Salt Lake County. Ballots may be deposited until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day; 2) By dropping it off at any in-person vote center on Election Day until 8:00 p.m.; 3) By mailing it via USPS mail using the postage paid return envelope. Ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day.

Can I get a new mail-in ballot?
If your ballot is lost or damaged, you may request a new one by emailing or calling the Election Division no later than August 29th.

I am leaving town on vacation. Can I get my ballot early?
By law mail-in ballots cannot be sent out earlier than 21 days before an election. Early voting locations are available for in-person voting starting two weeks before the election.

Can I return a ballot for a friend or family member?
By law you are allowed to return a voted ballot for another person who needs assistance based on age, illness, or disability. You may also return a voted ballot for an individual who resides in your household. Returning ballots for individuals who don't meet these criteria can result in penalties. See §20A-3a-501-5a

How can I check my ballot status?
You can view the status of your mail-in ballot by visiting the State of Utah's website.

You may also sign up to receive electronic notifications of your ballot status by visiting the BallotTrax website.

Where can I vote in person?
Follow these links to view the locations of all Early Voting and Election Day Vote Centers.

What ID do I need to vote in person?
You can see a list of valid forms of identification here.

Can I still vote if I'm not registered?
If you would like to vote in the current election, but are not currently registered, you may register during polling hours at an Election Day vote center and cast a provisional ballot. To register and vote on Election Day, you must visit an Election Day vote center during polling hours and bring valid photo ID and proof of residency. A poll worker will assist you in registering to vote and casting a provisional ballot on an electronic voting machine.

How can I register to vote?
You may register to vote online, by returning a paper voter registration form to the Election Division, or you may register in-person at a vote center. More details are available on our Voter Registration page. State law requires that residents must have resided in the state of Utah for 30 day prior to registering.

How often do I need to register?
Once you have registered to vote in the State of Utah, you don't need to re-register unless your registration status changes. If you have moved outside of the state and returned, or your name has changed, or your registration has lapsed by not voting in the last two presidential elections you will need to re-register.

How can I change my address?
If you are moving within the county, you may change your voter registration address by calling or emailing our office and providing us with the updated address. If you are moving into Salt Lake County from another state or county, you will need to submit a new voter registration form.

Am I eligible to vote in Utah?
To register you must: 1) be a citizen of the United States; 2) reside in Utah for at least 30 days immediately before the next election; 3) be at least 18 years old on or before the General Election. (Note: a 17-year-old may vote in a Primary Election if they will turn 18 years old on or before the date of the General Election.)

How can I become a poll watcher?
Any registered voter is welcome to observe the ballot counting process. To do so, you must check in at the Elections Office in room S1-200 at the Salt Lake County Government Center and have your voter registration verified. The ballot processing schedule indicates when processing will be taking place and which activities you will be able to observe.

Why aren’t any local candidates affiliated with political parties?
All odd-year, municipal elections in Utah are non-partisan. Candidates for office are not permitted to list their preferred political party on the ballot. You can find candidate information on our website.

2023 Primary Election Contests and Candidates

Office  Candidate 

Republican for U.S House 2

Celeste Maloy

Becky Edwards

Bruce R Hough 

Bluffdale Council At-Large

Kelly Ryan Mower

Tony Elegante

Brian James Ostler

Billy Hesterman

Mark Hales

Eric R. Hawker

Alan W. Lord

Gregory D. Wilding 

Ulises Flynn

Steve Austin 

Erik Swanson 

Kelsi Schouten

Brighton Council At-Large

Heidi Westfall 

Gavan Ganung

Adrienne Aldous

Jeffery S. Bossard

Lise Sorenson Brunhart

Cottonwood Heights Council District 2

Sharon Daurelle

Suzanne Hyland

Scott Bracken 

Draper City Council At-Large

Jordan Davis

Fred Lowry

Danita Rouzer

Cal Roberts

Lucky T. Bovo

Terry Smith

Bryn Heather Johnson 


Murray City Council District 1

Paul Pickett

Aaron Thompson 

David W. Rodgers

Murray City Council District 3

Leann Parker-Reed

Rosalba Dominguez

Scott Goodman 

Clark Bullen 

Jim Brass (Withdrew)

Janice Strobell 

Sandy City Council At-Large

Aaron Dekeyzer

Matthew Ostrander

Paul Z. Ford

Brooke Christensen

Jim Bennett

Cyndi Sharkey

Sandy City Council 4

Scott Earl 

Marci Houseman

Terri Tap Hrechkosy

City of West Jordan Council 2

John Price

Gary Leany

Kat Whiting

Bob Bedore

Kevin Seal 

City of West Jordan Council 4

David F. Pack

Alfredo S. Gonzalez

Gloria Vindas

Kent Shelton 

West Valley City Council-At-Large

Sophia Hawes-Tingey

Steve Rose

Darrell R Curtis

Don Christensen 

Jim Vesock

Jesús R. Jimenez-Vivanco

West Valley City Council 1

Richard Nowak

Tom Huynh 

Marni Lefevre

West Valley City Council 3

Will Whetstone

Heidi Roggenbuck

James (Jack) Fenn

Jacob Gonzalez

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Salt Lake County Clerk
Election Division

2001 S State Street, #S1-200
PO Box 144575
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4575

Office Hours
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday
Closed on official Utah state holidays and weekends.

(385) 468-7400

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