Running for Office

Declaring Candidacy for Office

  1. Verify that Utah Candidate Filing Qualifications are met.
  2. Visit County Clerk/Auditors office to receive an application.

 

Utah Candidate Filing Qualifications

 

Quick Links to Office Qualifications

 

Utah Senate and Representative

Utah Constitution Article VI, Section 5 and 6

Utah Code 20A-0-201

  • U.S. Citizen

  • 25 years old at the filing deadline time

  • 3 consecutive year resident of Utah at the filing deadline time.

  • 6 consecutive month resident of the senate or representative district from which elected at the filing deadline time.

  • Registered voter at time of election

  • No person holding any public office or profit or trust under authority of the United States, or of this state, shall be a member of the Legislature; provided, that appointments in the State Militia, and the offices of notary public, justice of the peace, United States commissioner, and postmaster of the fourth class, shall not, within the meaning of this section, be considered offices of profit or trust.

  • Unless unaffiliated, the candidate must be a member of a registered political party.

 

County Commission

Utah Code 17-5-102; 17-16-1; 20A-9-201

  • U.S. Citizen at time of filing.

  • Registered voter of the county which he represents for one year immediately preceding his election.

 

County Clerk, Auditor, Recorder, Treasurer

Utah Code 17-16-1; 20A-9-201

  • U.S. Citizen at time of filing.

  • A registered voter in the county.

  • At least one year resident of the county immediately before the date of the election.

 

County Assessor

Utah Code 17-16-1; 17-17-2; 20A-9-201

  • U.S. Citizen at time of filing.

  • A registered voter in the county.

  • At least one year resident of the county immediately before the date of the election.

  • Shall be a state-registered appraiser within 36 months from the day on which his term of office begins.

 
County Sheriff

Utah Code 17-16-1; 17-22-1.5; 20A-9-201; 53-6-202(4);53-6-205

  • U.S. Citizen at time of filing.

  • A registered voter in the county.

  • At least one year resident of the county immediately before the date of the election.

  • Must be certified as a peace officer prior to taking office the first Monday of January after the election.

 

County Attorney

Utah Code 17-16-1; 17-18-5; 20A-9-201

  • U.S. Citizen at time of filing.

  • An attorney licensed to practice law in Utah who is an active member in good standing of the Utah State Bar.

  • A registered voter in the county.

  • At least one year resident of the county immediately before the date of the election.

  • If there is no qualified attorney residing in the county, or a qualified attorney does not file, the county commission will fill the office by appointment.

 

District Attorney

Utah Code 17-18-5; 20A-9-202(2)

  • U.S. Citizen at time of filing.

  • An attorney licensed to practice law in Utah who is an active member in good standing of the Utah State Bar.

  • A registered voter in a county or prosecution district in which he is seeking office.

  • A current resident of the prosecution district in which he is seeking office and has been a resident of that district for at least one year.

 

County Surveyor

Utah Code 17-16-1; 17-23-1; 20A-9-201

  • U.S. Citizen at time of filing.

  • A registered voter in the county.

  • At least one year resident of the county immediately before the date of the election.

  • Any person elected exclusively as the county surveyor shall be a registered professional land surveyor in the state of Utah.

  • In a county where the office of county surveyor is consolidated with another elected office, the officeholder need not be a registered professional land surveyor, but all surveying work must be performed by a registered professional land surveyor.

 

Local School Board Member

Utah Code 53A-3-101; 20A-9-201; 20A-14-203

  • U.S. Citizen at time of filing.

  • Resident in the school representative district from which elected.

  • Registered voter of the school representative district from which elected.

  • Non-partisan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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