Bountiful City Election Information

 

City of Bountiful 2019 Municipal Election Information  

 

Sample Ballot for General Election

Certification of Primary Election Results

Primary Election Results (Davis County Website) 

We appreciate your interest and encourage your involvement in the municipal election process. 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 801.298.6142.  There will be a Primary Election on Tuesday, August 13, and the General Election on Tuesday, November 5.  Please see the Voter Registration information below if you need to register to vote.  Both elections will be conducted by-mail, and ballots are mailed out approximately three weeks prior to each election.  Ballots can be returned by mail in any US Mail box or post office, or there will be a ballot box in the lobby of the police station (open 24/7) located at 805 South Main Street.  You can also take your ballot to the South Davis Library branch located in Bountiful at 725 South Main Street on Election Day or any Vote Center in Davis County.

                                            
                                            The ballot box inside the Bountiful City Police Building

Candidate Filings for the 2019 Bountiful Municipal election for three City Council seats (listed in order as per the Master Ballot Position List from the Lt. Governor's office - Utah Code Section 20A-6-305):

ALL CANDIDATES ARE FOR CITY COUNCIL

For more information on each candidate (if a profile was submitted), please visit vote.utah.gov or the Davis County Website.  Voters can vote for up to three candidates on the ballot. 

Meet the Candidates night will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the South Davis Branch of the County Library, 725 South Main Street, Bountiful.  Meet and greet at 6:30 p.m.; questions and answers at 7:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE THAT JOHN MARC KNIGHT HAS WITHDRAWN HIS CANDIDACY FOR CITY COUNCIL.  Any votes for Mr. Knight will not be counted.

NAME PHONE               EMAIL              FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES
Millie Segura Bahr 801.935.1409 millicentbahr@gmail.com  August 6, 2019
Jesse D. Bell 801.971.5520 votejessebell@gmail.com August 6, 2019 
Kate Bradshaw 801.599.9017 kateforbountifulcity@gmail.com  August 6, 2019
Seth Robert Wright
ELIMINATED IN PRIMARY
801.683.9326 wright4bountiful@gmail.com    August 6, 2019
September 12, 2019
Natalie Blundell Hayes 801.898.3647 nataliehayes1968@gmail.com  August 6, 2019
Bret Hutchings 801.721.0234 bretforbtown@gmail.com August 6, 2019 
Richard Higginson 801.554.5173 richard@richardhigginson.com August 6, 2019 
WITHDRAWN - John Marc Knight 801.864.7004 johnmarcusknight@gmail.com WITHDRAWN
Joseph Andrew Pascoe
ELIMINATED IN PRIMARY
801.390.2136 josephapascoe@gmail.com  August 6, 2019
September 12, 2019


THREE WAYS TO RETURN YOUR COMPLETED BALLOT:

1.  BALLOT BOX IN THE LOBBY OF THE POLICE BUILDING (805 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
2.  ANY US MAIL BOX
3.  BOUNTIFUL LIBRARY (ON ELECTION DAY ONLY - AUGUST 13)
4.  A BALLOT BOX AT ANOTHER DAVIS COUNTY CITY HALL THAT IS ALSO HAVING A PRIMARY ELECTION
5.  ANY DAVIS COUNTY VOTE CENTER ON ELECTION DAY IF THAT CITY IS HAVING A PRIMARY AS WELL.

Notice of Municipal ELECTION

The City of Bountiful will hold a Municipal General Election on November 5, 2019. Offices to be voted upon are three (3) City Council members (4 year term each). The candidate filing period will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, between June 1 and June 7, 2019 except for weekends and holidays. All candidates must file in person in the City Recorder’s office (805 South Main Street - upstairs, Bountiful, Utah). Candidates must meet the following qualifications: 1. Be a United States citizen; 2. Be a registered voter of the City; 3. Be a resident of Bountiful City for at least 365 consecutive days immediately preceding the date of the election; and 4. Not be a convicted felon, unless their right to hold elective office has been restored.

The primary election will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

Utah Code Annotated §10-3-301

SHAWNA ANDRUS
City Recorder

VOTER REGISTRATION

By Mail Registration Deadline:  Voter registration forms must be postmarked at least 30 days before an election in order to be eligible to vote in the upcoming election - July 15, 2019 for Primary; October 7 for General.

In-Person Registration Deadline:  You may register in-person at the County Clerk's office (61 South Main Street, Farmington) up to 7 days before the day of election - August 6, 2019 for Primary; October 29 for General.

Online Registration Deadline:  You may register online (vote.utah.gov) up to 7 days before the day of election - August 6, 2019; October 29 for General.

Voters who miss the Registration Deadline may vote provisionally in person on Election Day at a Vote Center. Plan for some extra time at the polling location to fill out paper work, and bring with you Proof of Identity and Proof of Residency (two different items).

If you have any questions with regard to voter registration, please visit the Davis County Elections website or contact them at 801.451.3589.

GENERAL INFORMATION


The City of Bountiful holds elections in the Fall of odd-numbered years (e.g. 2019, 2021, 2023). Candidates who are successful in the municipal general election typically will take office on the first Monday in January of the year following the election. The Mayor and two Council Members are elected in one year, and the other three Council Members are elected in the next election (two years later). In even-numbered years, Federal, State, and County positions are elected, and all voting is handled by the County (including absentee voting).

Bountiful City’s election is “non-partisan”, meaning that a candidate is not nominated by nor according to party, but may come from any party. All candidates are “at-large”, meaning they can be from any location within the city boundaries and are not elected by certain voting precincts or areas but by the entire voting public of the city.

Bountiful City will hold a Primary Election the second Tuesday following the first Monday in August of odd-numbered years when the number of candidates that have filed exceeds twice the number of positions to be filled. For example, in the year that three Council seats are to be filled, there will be a primary election only if there are more than six candidates for those three seats. Every year it seems there are frustrated citizens who believe that we keep changing the timing of the Primary election. This is the result the State Legislature changing the Municipal Primary from October to August in 2013. So, we understand why there is confusion, but it is not under our control. We share your frustration, and we only ask for your patience and support as we work with election regulations the best we can.

The General Election is held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November (which will be November 5 in the current 2019 year). Those candidates with the highest number of total votes will take office. For example, if there are five candidates for three positions, the three with the highest total votes will take office (it is not determined by the number of precincts one wins, as the number of voters per precinct may vary significantly).

We thank you for your interest and involvement in the voting process!!! Again, due to frequent changes in election laws, we strongly recommend that you confirm any deadlines or other information noted above by calling the Recorder’s office at 801.298.6142. Please feel free to come to the City Recorder's Office (805 South Main Street, upstairs) or call if you have any questions concerning the elections.