On June 7, 2023, Utah Governor Spencer Cox announced that he and the legislature are moving all municipal elections in the state, such as ours in West Valley City, several weeks later so the state can hold a special election at the same time. These changes are mandatory for West Valley City to follow.
What does the date change mean for elections in our city?
Voters: You will now vote a few weeks later than originally planned. The Primary Election will now be held September 5th. The General Election will be held November 21st. Only the dates have changed. The election process will remain the same for voters.
Candidates: The filing period for candidacy is closed. Those who have already filed will now have an extended campaign period leading up to the new election dates. The new Primary Election date is three weeks later than originally planned. The new General Election date is two weeks later than originally planned. Only the dates have changed. The election process, other than the extended campaign period, will remain the same for candidates.
West Valley City Council seats affected by this change include District 1, District 3 and an At-Large seat.
Read the proclamations issued by the governor ordering the election date changes here: