New Utah candidate filing period for 2022 election starts Monday

Citizens head to the polls to whittle down the candidate list for the November municipal election which will decide city council and mayoral races, Aug. 10, 2021

Candidates hoping to run in 2022 must make their campaigns official just a little earlier this 12 months, with a brand new submitting interval beginning subsequent week due to a measure handed by the Utah Legislature.

The brand new schedule, handed by lawmakers and signed into legislation by Gov. Spencer Cox earlier this month, strikes the submitting dates ahead from March 4-11 to a shorter interval that stretches from Feb. 28 to March 4.

After this 12 months, the submitting interval might be even earlier, beginning within the first week in January for elections in even-numbered years.

Backers stated the brand new dates will assist the general public to know who their candidates are sooner and earlier than the Republican and Democratic events host their common caucus occasions, one thing that has been a problem prior to now.