Elections Law

Criteria for a Local District or a Special Service District to cancel an election:  Title 20A-1-206 (3)

(3) A local district board may cancel an election as described in Section 17B-1-306 if:
     (a) (i) (A) any local district officers are elected in an at-large election; and
     (B) the number of local district officer candidates for the at-large local district offices, including any eligible write-in candidates under Section 20A-9-601, does not exceed the number of open at-large local district offices for which the candidates have filed; or
     (ii) (A) the local district has divided the local district into divisions under Section 17B-1-306.5;
     (B) the number of local district officer candidates, including any eligible write-in candidates under Section 20A-9-601, for the at-large local district offices within the local district, if any, does not exceed the number of open at-large local district offices for which the candidates have filed; and

     (C) each local district officer candidate, including any eligible write-in candidates under Section 20A-9-601, in each division of the local district is unopposed;

     (b) there are no other local district ballot propositions; and
     (c) the local district board of trustees, no later than 20 days before the day of the scheduled election, adopts a resolution that cancels the election and certifies that:
     (i) each local district officer candidate is:
     (A) unopposed; or
     (B) a candidate for an at-large local district office for which the number of candidates does not exceed the number of open at-large local district offices; and
     (ii) a candidate described in Subsection (3)(c)(i) is considered to be elected to office.

 


 

Procedures for Canceling and election:  Title 20A-1-206 (4)

 

 (4) A local district that cancels a local election in accordance with Subsection (3) shall give notice that the election is cancelled by posting notice:
     (a) subject to Subsection (5), on the Statewide Electronic Voter Information Website as described in Section 20A-7-801 for 15 consecutive days before the day of the scheduled election;
     (b) if the local district has a public website, on the local district's public website for 15 days before the day of the scheduled election;
     (c) if the local district publishes a newsletter or other periodical, in the next scheduled newsletter or other periodical published before the day of the scheduled election; and
     (d) (i) at least twice in a newspaper of general circulation within the local district before the day of the scheduled election; or
     (ii) if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the local district, in at least three conspicuous places within the boundaries of the local district at least 10 days before the day of the scheduled election.


The complete language of the statute may be read by clicking on the the following link.  Title 20A-1-206