New law shortens election candidate filing period

New law shortens election candidate filing period
Posted on 03/18/2013

During the 2013 session, state legislators passed House Bill 403 which makes certain amendments to municipal election regulations. The change which most affects potential candidates is related to candidate filing dates.


Eligible potential candidates will be required to file Declarations of Candidacy with the city recorder from June 1 to June 7, 2013. However, the city offices will only be open on weekdays during the filing period. This year, the positions of Cottonwood Heights Mayor, District Three Councilman and District Four Councilman are up for election.

Downloadable copies of the Declaration of Candidacy, the Pledge of Fair Campaign Practices and more information running for office will be available on the city website in the coming weeks.