Election Information

2019 Clinton City
Municipal Election Information

Elected Offices Available
for the 2019 Election
:

  • 3 City Council Seats (each 4-year terms)

Qualifications to Run for Elected Office:

   ​    1. *Be a registered voter;

     2. Have resided within Clinton City for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the November election date; and,

      3. **In accordance with Utah Constitution Article IV, Section 6, 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 hold elective office is restored.

      4.  If elected, maintain primary residence within the city during term of the office.

  * Utah Code §20A-2-101 states: A registered voter (1) is a citizen of the United States; (2) is a resident of Utah; (3) will, on the date of that election, be at least 18 years old, (4) has been a resident of Utah for 30 days immediately before that election; (5) and is registered to vote.

** Utah Code §20A-2-101.5 states: A person convicted of a felony loses the right to hold office until (1) all felony convictions have been expunged, OR (2) ten years have passed since the most recent felony conviction AND the person has paid all court-ordered restitution and fines AND the person has completed probation, been granted parole, or completed the term of incarceration associated with the felony.

 Campaign Filing:

In accordance with Utah State Code 20A-9-203(3), a Clinton City resident may become a candidate for City Council by:

1. Filing a declaration of candidacy , in person with the City Recorder or Deputy Recorder  during the office hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday from June 3, 2019 to June 7, 2019 (signing the form in person) and paying a $25.00 fee; or, Obtaining a Nomination Petition from the City Manager’s office and getting 25 or more qualified signatures (Clinton residents 18 yrs of age or older) - and  declaring Candidacy with the City Manager/Recorder or Deputy Recorder (signing the form in person) - No Fee.

OR
2. Designate an agent to file a declaration of candidacy with the City Recorder or Deputy Recorder subject to subsection (5)(b), if:

(i) the individual is located outside of the state   during the entire filing period;
(ii) the designated agent appears in person   before the City Recorder or Deputy Recorder;
(iii) the individual communicates with the City Recorder or Deputy Recorder using an electronic device that allows the individual and City Recorder or Deputy Recorder to see and hear each other; and
(iv) the individual provides the City Recorder or Deputy Recorder with an email address to which the City may send the individual the copies described in Subsection (4).

OR
3. Any resident of a municipality may nominate a candidate for a municipal office by filing a nomination petition with the City Recorder or Deputy Recorder during the office hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday from June 3, 2019 to June 7, 2019 (signing the form in person) and
paying a $25.00 fee.

Petitions or declarations for candidacy must be correctly completed and filed in person with the City Manager’s Office from 8 AM to 5 PM beginning Monday June 3, 2019 to Friday June 7, 2019 as set by State Code.

Election Dates:

The City will hold a Primary Election on Tuesday August 13, 2019 if there are more than six (6) candidates for City Council. The six City Council candidates with the most votes from the Primary will then advance to the General Election. Regardless of whether there is a Primary Election in August, the General Election will be held on Tuesday November 5, 2019.

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Campaign Financial Statements:

All Clinton City municipal candidates are subject to financial disclosure requirements identified in Utah Code 10-3-208 and will be made available for viewing on the State website.

New Terms

Newly elected officials will begin their terms of office after being sworn in at a special meeting on the 1st Monday in January following the election.