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.  

In 2021, Millcreek participated in the Municipal Alternate Voting Methods Pilot Project (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.). 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. Ranked choice voting removes the need to hold a primary election and therefore shortens the campaign season by two months and may reduce election related expenses for the City.

Ranked Choice Voting Survey

The City Council is seeking feedback on ranked choice voting (instant runoff voting) — the process used by the City in the 2021 election for Districts 2 and 4. The city has the opportunity to opt into the program again this year for the 2023 election for Districts 1 and 3. Before making that decision, the council would like to hear from you.
Please take a moment to respond to the City's survey by clicking the link below.

Take the Survey HERE



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 her or his 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.