Election Information


The election process and right to vote are aspects of our government we all hold dear. We are given the ability to elect our peers to represent us in providing direction for the most basic services that we rely upon.  We have the power to choose our direction by promoting and electing those who share common values.  Relatively few votes can change the outcome of elections.  Every vote counts!

The local government level is closest to home and therefore gives you direct influence on your elected officials. If you have questions about the election or running for office that are not answered here, please contact the City Recorder's office at 801-292-4486.

2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTION

The City of West Bountiful will hold a Municipal Primary Election on November 2, 2021 to fill two city council seats and one mayoral seat (4 year term each). The election is non-partisan which means a candidate is not nominated by or representing a political party. Candidates are at-large -- elected by all voters in West Bountiful, not just one district or precinct.

West Bountiful contracts with Davis County for administering the elections, and all elections are Vote by Mail.  Ballots will be mailed to registered voters and begin to arrive 21 days before the election so make sure you are registered to vote. If you are unable to use the provided drop boxes throughout the county, you will still be able to vote in person at City Hall from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on election day or at any of the other Vote Centers throughout the county. (Please bring your ballot if you received one.)

CANDIDATES
At the close of the candidate filing period on June 7, the following candidates have submitted declarations to run for office (in order based on the 2020-2021 Master Ballot Position List):  Based on the number of candidates running for office, there will be no mayoral election, and no primary election for city council.  Click on highlighted names for more information.

 MAYOR
  Kenneth Romney - 801-949-6163; ken.romney@gramoll.com; 715 W 2200 North

 CITY COUNCIL:

  Mark Preece - 801-739-6124; Mark@saltlakeprinting.com; 668 W 2300 North
  Kelly Enquist - 801-721-1077; KellyEnquist@yahoo.com; 654 W 1300 North
  Michelle Curtis - 414-758-8930; Michelle.C.Curtis@gmail.com; 465 N 660 West
  Jessica Gertsch - 801-882-8832; Mrs.Gertsch@gmail.com; 992 W 700 North
                    

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a registered voter in the municipality in which the individual is elected*
  • Must have resided within the municipality for which the candidate is seeking office for the 12 consecutive months immediately before the date of the election.
  • Must maintain a principal place of residence within the municipality, and within the district that the elected officer represents, during the officer's term of office
  • If the individual resides in a territory which was annexed into the municipality: must have resided within the annexed territory or the municipality the 12 consecutive months immediately before the date of the election.
  • Must pay filing fee, if one is required by municipal ordinance – Not required in West Bountiful
  • Has not been convicted of a felony**     

*  Utah Code §20A-2-101 states: A registered voter (1) is a citizen of the United States; (2) is a resident of Utah; (3) will, on the date of that election, be at least 18 years old, (4) has been a resident of Utah for 30 days immediately before that election; (5) and is registered to vote.
 
** Utah Code §20A-2-101.5 states: A person convicted of a felony loses the right to hold office until (1) all felony convictions have been expunged, OR (2) ten years have passed since the most recent felony conviction AND the person has paid all court-ordered restitution and fines AND the person has completed probation, been granted parole, or completed the term of incarceration associated with the felony.


 UOCAVA ELECTION NOTICE

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) covers all active duty members of Uniformed Services and their families, and U.S. citizens who reside overseas and assists them in exercising their right to vote.

FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT (FWAB)

For Form and Instruction, please check out:

Davis County Clerk/Auditor:
https://www.daviscountyutah.gov/clerk-auditor/elections/how-where-to-vote/by-mail-and-absentee-voting

Utah Specific tool:  https://www.fvap.gov/utah

Federal Voting Assistance Program: https://www.fvap.gov/

Other information:
https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/vote/home.htm
https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Outreach-Materials/FVAP_FPCA.pdf

For more information on the use of the Federal Post Car Applications (FPCA), the Federal Assistance Program (FVAP), and related deadlines, or the use of a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) if you do not receive your ballot in time, contact Davis County Clerk/Auditor’s office at 801-451-3508 or votebymail@daviscountyutah.gov . Find general voting information, register to vote, or update voter information at www.vote.utah.gov.