Municipal Elections

Municipal elections are held every odd-numbered year alternating with Council Districts 2 and 4, and Council Districts 1 and 3, and mayor. All positions serve four year terms. Millcreek utilizes vote by mail through Salt Lake County. Find the Council District boundaries here.  

2023 Election

The following municipal offices will be voted on in the 2023 Municipal Election to serve four-year terms: Council District 1, Council District 3, and Mayor. Millcreek will be participating in the Municipal Alternate Voting Methods Pilot Project (ranked choice voting). The period for eligible candidates to file a declaration of candidacy will be August 8-15, 2023, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Millcreek City Hall with the Recorder's Office. The General Election will be held November 7, 2023.

The 2021 election was Millcreek's first experience with a ranked choice voting ballot for the Council District 2 and District 4 races. In determining whether to opt into ranked choice voting for the 2023 election, Millcreek voters were surveyed. The survey results can be found HERE

Ranked Choice Voting

Ranked choice voting (also known as instant runoff voting) is a nonpartisan electoral reform that gives voters the freedom to rank candidates in order of choice. Instead of choosing one candidate, ranked choice voting allows voters to rank all candidates according to their preference (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.). Voters may also choose to not rank some or all candidates, as a ranking counts as a "yes" vote. If one candidate does not receive an absolute majority (50%) vote in the first round, then the runoff begins. When a voter's number one choice is eliminated, their second choice is included in the count for the second round. In each round of ranked choice voting, the candidate with the lowest number of votes is eliminated. This process continues until one candidate receives an absolute majority vote. 

Voter Information

  • Visit the Utah Voter Registration Website to find out how to register to vote.
  • Check you registration status, the location of ballot drop boxes, and the location and hours of vote centers, or view other election information at the Salt Lake County Clerk's Election website.
  • Visit vote.utah.gov to view candidate profiles, find information about polling locations, register to vote, see your specific voter information, track ballots, view the sample ballot, and more.
  • Military and overseas voters may complete the Federal Postcard Application, which can be accessed by visiting the Federal Voting Assistance Program website

Candidate Information

Qualifications for Elected Office:

  • A candidate must be a registered voter in Millcreek.
  • A candidate must have resided in Millcreek (or recently annexed property) for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of the election.
  • A candidate must reside in the council district where election is desired and maintain residence during the term of office.
  • 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.

What are the ways an individual can declare candidacy during the declaration period?

  1. The candidate appears in person at the Recorder's Office.
  2. The candidate designates an agent to appear in person at the Recorder's Office on their behalf. The candidate must be located outside of Utah during the entire declaration period to qualify.
  3. An individual nominates a candidate by filing a petition in person at the Recorder's Office. These methods require specific paperwork be completed and a $50 filing fee be paid. Credit card, check, and exact cash is accepted. Valid photo identification is required.

Can an individual declare candidacy for more than one office?

No, an individual cannot file a declaration of candidacy for more than one office in Utah during any election year. This does not prohibit an individual from filing as a write-in candidate for the same office, nor does it prohibit an individual who currently holds another elected office from declaring candidacy for a municipal office.