Proper process to enter municipal elections announced
Jan 27, 2017 02:45PM
● By Travis Barton
Three seats will be up for election this year including mayor, District Four city council and District Five city council. (Travis Barton/City Journals)
By Travis Barton | [email protected]
This year marks the final one for Mayor JoAnn Seghini. She will be retiring having been the mayor of Midvale since winning her first mayoral election in 1995.
Her retirement paves the way for the election of the city’s new mayor to begin in 2018. Last month the Midvale Journal included in our “Year in Review” story that a resident of Midvale had placed herself in the running to become Mayor of Midvale.
An individual can announce their desire to run for office at any time; however, they are not officially a candidate until they file their Declaration of Candidacy between June 1-7 and have met all of the qualifications.
Declaration of Candidacy must take place between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the city recorder’s office on the second floor of Midvale City Hall, located at 7505 S. Holden Street.
While the Mayoral position will be vacated, two districts will also be up for election: District 4 and District 5 where Councilmen Wayne Sharp and Stephen Brown are currently serving, respectively.
Certain qualifications need to be fulfilled if candidates are to be considered:
· United States citizen at the time of filing.
· Registered voter.
· Resident of the municipality for a period of 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of the election.
· Reside within the city council district running for.
· Mentally competent, have not been convicted of a felony and have not been convicted of treason or a crime against the elective franchise.
The filing fee to enter the race as city council member is $25 while the Mayoral race is $50.
For any additional information, contact Rori Andreason, Midvale City Recorder at 801-567-7207 or [email protected]