Murray City Election Information

UPDATED 2023 Election Guide by Brooke Smith

Murray City Municipal Elections

The following information is for the 2023 Murray City Municipal Primary and General Elections.

Murray City will hold a municipal election in 2023 where the following seats will be up for election:

  • Councilmember District 1 (4-year term)
  • Councilmember District 3 (4-year term)
  • Councilmember District 5 (4-year term)

Filing Deadlines and Fees

As you prepare to run for office in Murray City, it is important to be aware of the filing deadlines and fees associated with candidacy.

The filing period for municipal elections typically opens on the first business day in June and closes on the seventh day of June. During this time, you must file a Declaration of Candidacy and pay a $95.00 filing fee. 

It is important to note that late filings will not be accepted, so please plan accordingly to ensure that your paperwork is filed on time.

Election Dates: 

The Municipal Primary Election will be held on August 15, 2023, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Municipal General Election will be held on November 7, 2023, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (UCA 20A-1-201) 

Early Voting for the 2023 Municipal General Election will be held at Murray City Hall located at 5025 South State Street on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2023  - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 10, 2023 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 11, 2023 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Voter Information

If you need to register to vote, you can easily do it online. Please visit the Online Voter Registration Website to find out more. You will need to have a current Utah Driver's License or Identification Card to register to vote using the online system.

You can check your voter registration status, the location of ballot drop boxes and vote centers, and view other election information at the Salt Lake County Clerk's Election Website.

Visit Vote Utah to view candidate profiles, find information about polling locations, register to vote, view sample ballots, and much more.

Rank Choice Voting vs. Traditional Voting

According to Utah State Law, municipal legislative bodies (councils and/or mayors) could opt to have their elections conducted this year using ranked-choice voting (RCV). RCV is a system in which voters rank candidates by their preference on the ballot. For additional information on RCV, please visit: and select Ranked Choice Voting Information from the spotlight options. While some municipalities chose RCV, Murray City has opted to have its elections run with the traditional method of voting.

Vote By Mail

Murray City elections are “VOTE BY MAIL ONLY.”  However, if you would like to vote on a voting machine, they will be available at Murray City Hall from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on election day. Bring a valid Identification, to City Hall and the judges will assist you. For more information on “VOTE BY MAIL” or "VOTE IN-PERSON" please visit

Active registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail about three weeks before the election. A postage-paid envelope is provided for your convenience; however, to save taxpayer dollars, Salt Lake County has provided many convenient drop box locations.

In conjunction with vote-by-mail, Early Voting and Election Day Vote Centers will be available for those who need to vote in person: 

  • Individuals who did not receive a ballot for various reasons including those who moved and did not update their address.
  • Individuals utilizing same-day voter registration. The law allows for voter registration at Early Voting Locations and Election Day Vote Centers. Identification AND proof of residency are required to register and vote on the same day.
  • Individuals who need the amenities of the electronic voting machines, which offer an audio ballot and enlarged text. 

Voters may vote at any one of the locations, regardless of where they reside in the County.  

A ballot returned by mail must be postmarked no later than November 6th, the day before Election Day! After this day, you can drop off your voted ballot at a designated location on Election Day.

Qualifications for Candidacy

  • Be a United States citizen at the time of filing.
  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of the next municipal election.
  • Be a registered voter.
  • Be a resident of the municipality for 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of the election.
  • If elected from a council district, the person must be a resident of that council district.

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 under Section 2-1-101.3 or 20A-2-101.5 of the Utah Code.

Filing for Office




If you have questions about the election process please contact the city recorder by email or phone: or 801-264-2662.

Our current address is: 5025 South State Street, Room 113, Murray, UT 84107, UNTIL WEDNESDAY, MAY 17.


ON MONDAY, MAY 22 our new address will be 10 East 4800 South, Suite 155. 

Appointments will be required. QR code for Directions to New City Hall

Qualified individuals seeking to become a candidate must file a Declaration of Candidacy in person with the City Recorder during the following dates and times: 

Thursday, June 1, 2023, through Wednesday, June 7, 2023, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. at *10 East 4800 South, Murray, City Hall Recorders Office. 

A filing fee of $95 must be paid at the time of filing the Declaration of Candidacy.  

For further information, you may contact Brooke Smith, City Recorder at or 801-264-2662.

*Murray City Recorders office is scheduled to relocate from 5025 S State Street to 10 East 4800 South near the end of May however that date is subject to change. 

UOCAVA Election Notice

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) Notice:

  • 2023 Municipal Primary Election, if required August 15, 2023
  • 2023 Municipal General Election November 7, 2023


  • Council Member - District 1 (4-year term)
  • Council Member - District 3 – (4-year term)
  • Council Member - District 5 – (4-year term)

For forms and instructions please see: FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT (FWAB):           

For more information about the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), please visit the FVAP or Salt Lake County Military and Overseas Voters

For more candidate information please visit the Salt Lake County Clerk Candidate website.

For more voter information please visit the Salt Lake County Clerk Elections website or call 385-468-7400.            


Pursuant to Section 10-3-301(2)(a) of the Utah Code, notice is hereby given that the Municipal Offices in Murray City, Utah to be voted on in the 2023 Municipal General Election are:

1.    Murray City Council Member representing Council District 1

2.    Murray City Council Member representing Council District 3

3.    Murray City Council Member representing Council District 5

A primary election will be held, if necessary, on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. The general election will be held on November 7, 2023.

A Murray City resident who is interested in becoming a candidate must file a Declaration of Candidacy between June 1 and June 7, 2023.  Declarations of Candidacy must be filed with the Murray City Recorder at the new city hall, 10 East 4800 South, Room 155, Murray, Utah, during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm). A $95.00 filing file will be collected during the declaration period.    

Election information may be obtained at:

    Murray City Site:  

    Salt Lake County Site:     

    Utah State Site: 

    Murray City Recorder’s Office, 801-264-2662 or 

Dated this 25th day of April 2023.


  1. Utah Public Notice Website; and
  2. City Website (

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