What you need to know about the candidate declaration filing period for the General 2022 elections

SB 170, which was passed and signed by the Governor on Feb. 14, changed the candidate declaration filing period for the General 2022 elections.

The period for declaring candidacy for the 2022 general election is Monday, Feb. 28 through Friday, March 4 at 5 p.m. The request for this change was made by the political parties to the state legislature. Judicial retention filings were not changed by this bill and will still be July 1 – July 15. 

How to File:

Potential candidates should complete the forms for the office that they wish to declare their candidacy. Forms should NOT be signed until the candidate appears before the filing officer.  

The only exception is for a person declaring their candidacy who will be outside of Utah the entire filing period (Feb. 28 – Mar. 4).

State candidates must file a disclosure statement. Disclosure accounts must be created on disclosures.utah.gov.  For incumbents, a disclosure statement filed in 2022 is required. For new candidates, a disclosure statement must be completed prior to filing and within the past 10 days

In the case of a candidate outside of Utah that entire week, the candidate should sign in front of a notary public and have a designee bring the forms in person to the filing officer, during the filing period. The designee must be prepared to coordinate a virtual meeting with the candidate and filing officer where the candidate can be heard and seen.  20A-9-202(1)(c)  An example of this is Google Meet, Zoom, Facetime, etc.

Where to File:

Candidate Type/OfficeWhere to FileFiling Fee:
U.S. SenateOffice of the Lt. Governor$1,355.00
U. S. House of RepresentativeOffice of the Lt. Governor$485.00
State SenatorCounty clerk of Residence OR Office of the Lt. Governor$114.12
State House of RepresentativeCounty clerk of Residence OR Office of the Lt. Governor$82.06
State Board of EducationCounty clerk of Residence OR Office of the Lt. Governor$99.88
State TreasurerOffice of the Lt. Governor$792.50
Local County candidatesCounty Clerk’s Office$50 + 0.00125 x annual salary
Local School BoardCounty Clerk’s Office$50.00

Contact info:

Contact the Office of the Lt. Governor at 801-538-1041 elections@utah.gov , or you may contact your local county clerk for information.

Beaver County 105 E. Center St, Beaver435-438-6463
Box Elder1 S. Main Street, Box Elder435-734-3393
Cache179 N. Main Street, Logan435-755-1460
Carbon751 East 100 North, Price435-636-3221
Daggett95 N 1st West, Manila435-784-3154
Davis61 South Main St, Farmington801-451-3508
Duchesne734 North Center St, Duchesne435-738-1228
Emery75 E Main, Castle Dale435-381-3550
Garfield55 S Main, Panguitch435-676-1120
Grand125 E Center, Moab435-259-1321
Iron68 S 100 E, Parowan435-477-8340
Juab160 N Main, Nephi435-623-3410
Kane76 N Main St, Kanab435-644-2458
Millard765 S Highway 99, Fillmore435-743-6223
Morgan48 West Young St, Morgan801-845-4011
Piute550 N Main St, Junction435-577-2840
Rich20 South Main, Randolph435-793-2415
Salt Lake2001 S State Street, Salt Lake City385-468-7400
San Juan117 South Main St, Monticello435-587-3223
Sanpete160 N Main, Manti435-835-2131
Sevier250 N Main St, Richfield435-893-0401
Summit60 N Main St, Coalville435-336-3204
Tooele47 S Main, Tooele435-843-3140
Uintah147 East Main, Vernal435-781-5360
Utah100 E Center, Provo801-851-8128
Wasatch25 N Main, Heber City435-657-3190
Washington197 East Tabernacle St, St. George435-634-5712
Wayne18 South Main, Loa435-836-1300
Weber 2380 Washington Blvd, Ogden801-399-8034

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