Candidate Filing Qualifications


Each candidate for office must affirm when they file their candidate filing form that they meet (or will meet within constitutional and statutory deadlines) the qualifications prescribed by the Constitution and laws of the United States , the State of Utah, and Davis County.


County Assessor

Utah Code 17-16-1; 17-17-2; 20A-2-101.5; 20A-9-201; 20A-9-202
  • U. S. Citizen at time of filing.
  • A registered voter in the county.
  • At least a one year resident of the county immediately before the date of the election.
  • Shall be a state-licensed or state certified appraiser prior to filing for office
  • Unless unaffiliated, be a member of a registered political party.
  • If ever been convicted of a felony:
    • All felony convictions have been expunged or
    • Ten years have passed since the most recent felony conviction and
      • All court-ordered fines and penalties have been paid
      • Probation is completed
      • Parole has been granted
      • Term of incarceration is completed

County Attorney

Utah Code 17-16-1; 17-18-5; 20A-2-101.5; 20A-9-201; 20A-9-202
  • U. S. Citizen at time of filing.
  • An attorney licensed to practice law in Utah who is an active member in good standing of the Utah State Bar.
  • A registered voter in the county.
  • At least a one year resident of the county immediately before the date of the election.
  • If there is no qualified attorney residing in the county, or a qualified attorney does not file, the county commission will fill the office by appointment.
  • Unless unaffiliated, be a member of a registered political party.
  • If ever been convicted of a felony:
    • All felony convictions have been expunged or
    • Ten years have passed since the most recent felony conviction and
      • All court-ordered fines and penalties have been paid
      • Probation is completed
      • Parole has been granted
      • Term of incarceration is completed

County Clerk/Auditor

Utah Code 17-16-1; 20A-2-101.5; 20A-9-201; 20A-9-202
  • U. S. Citizen at time of filing.
  • A registered voter in the county.
  • At least a one year resident of the county immediately before the date of the election.
  • Unless unaffiliated, be a member of a registered political party.
  • If ever been convicted of a felony:
    • All felony convictions have been expunged or
    • Ten years have passed since the most recent felony conviction and
      • All court-ordered fines and penalties have been paid
      • Probation is completed
      • Parole has been granted
      • Term of incarceration is completed

County Commission

Utah Code 17-16-1; 20A-2-101.5; 20A-9-201; 20A-9-202
  • U. S. Citizen at time of filing.
  • A registered voter in the county.
  • At least a one year resident of the county immediately before the date of the election.
  • Unless unaffiliated, be a member of a registered political party.
  • If ever been convicted of a felony:
    • All felony convictions have been expunged or
    • Ten years have passed since the most recent felony conviction and
      • All court-ordered fines and penalties have been paid
      • Probation is completed
      • Parole has been granted
      • Term of incarceration is completed

County Recorder

Utah Code 17-16-1; 20A-2-101.5; 20A-9-201; 20A-9-202
  • U. S. Citizen at time of filing.
  • A registered voter in the county.
  • At least a one year resident of the county immediately before the date of the election.
  • Unless unaffiliated, be a member of a registered political party.
  • If ever been convicted of a felony:
    • All felony convictions have been expunged or
    • Ten years have passed since the most recent felony conviction and
      • All court-ordered fines and penalties have been paid
      • Probation is completed
      • Parole has been granted
      • Term of incarceration is completed

County Sheriff

Utah Code 17-16-1; 17-22-1.5; 17-18-5; 20A-2-101.5; 20A-9-201; 20A-9-202; 53-6-202(4); 53-6-205; 53-13-10; 56-6-202
  • U.S. Citizen at time of filing.
  • A registered voter in the county.
  • At least a one year resident of the county immediately before the date of the election.
  • Provides at the time of filing to the county clerk a certificate issued by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Division created under Utah Code 53-6-103 stating that the candidate has:
    • successfully met the standards and training requirements established for peace officers under Title 53, Chapter 6, Part 2, Peace Officer Training and Certification Act; or
    • met the waiver requirements in Section 53-6-206; and
    • met the qualifications to be certified as a law enforcement officer, as defined in section 53-13-103.
  • Before taking office be qualified to be certified as a correctional officer as defined in Utah Code 53-13-104, or a  correctional facility manager by having successfully completed a correctional facility  management course that is offered by a certified academy in both an online web-based format and in a classroom format and that is approved by the Peace Officer Standards and Training council created in Utah Code 53-6-106.

  • Complete annual certification training as required.

  • Remain certified during term of office.

  • Unless unaffiliated, be a member of a registered political party.

  • If ever been convicted of a felony:
    • All felony convictions have been expunged or
    • Ten years have passed since the most recent felony conviction and
      • All court-ordered fines and penalties have been paid
      • Probation is completed
      • Parole has been granted
      • Term of incarceration is completed

County Surveyor

Utah Code 17-16-1; 20A-2-101.5; 20A-9-201; 20A-9-202
  • U. S. Citizen at time of filing.
  • A registered voter in the county.
  • At least a one year resident of the county immediately before the date of the election.
  • Any person elected exclusively as the county surveyor shall be a registered professional land surveyor in the state of Utah.
  • Unless unaffiliated, must be a member of a registered political party.
  • If ever been convicted of a felony:
    • All felony convictions have been expunged or
    • Ten years have passed since the most recent felony conviction and
      • All court-ordered fines and penalties have been paid
      • Probation is completed
      • Parole has been granted
      • Term of incarceration is completed

County Treasurer

Utah Code 17-16-1; 20A-2-101.5; 20A-9-201; 20A-9-202
  • U. S. Citizen at time of filing.
  • A registered voter in the county.
  • At least a one year resident of the county immediately before the date of the election.
  • Unless unaffiliated, be a member of a registered political party.
  • If ever been convicted of a felony:
    • All felony convictions have been expunged or
    • Ten years have passed since the most recent felony conviction and
      • All court-ordered fines and penalties have been paid
      • Probation is completed
      • Parole has been granted
      • Term of incarceration is completed

School Board Member

Utah Code 20A-2-101.5; 20A-9-201; 20A-9-202; 20A-14-104; 20A-14-203
  • U. S. Citizen at time of filing.
  • Resident in the school representative district from which elected at least one year immediately preceding the date of the election.
  • Registered voter of the school representative district.
  • Maintain primary residence within district for term of office.
  • Non-partisan.
  • May not be an employee of the district during term of office.
  • If ever been convicted of a felony:
    • All felony convictions have been expunged or
    • Ten years have passed since the most recent felony conviction and
      • All court-ordered fines and penalties have been paid
      • Probation is completed
      • Parole has been granted
      • Term of incarceration is completed

Utah Senate and Representative

Utah Constitution Article VI, Section 5 and 6; Utah Code 20A-9-201
  • U. S. Citizen
  • 25 years old when the oath of office is taken
  • A registered voter in the district from which the person is chosen.
  • 3 consecutive year resident of Utah immediately prior to the last day of the filing period.
  • 6 consecutive month resident of the senate or representative district immediately prior to the last day of the filing period.
  • No person holding any public office of profit or trust under authority of the United States, or of this state, shall be a member of the legislature: Provided, That appointments in the State Militia, and the offices of notary public, justice of the peace, United States commissioner, and postmaster of the fourth class, shall not, within the meaning of this section, be considered offices of profit or trust. Unless unaffiliated, the candidate must be a member of a registered political party.
  • If ever been convicted of a felony:
    • All felony convictions have been expunged or
    • Ten years have passed since the most recent felony conviction and
      • All court-ordered fines and penalties have been paid
      • Probation is completed
      • Parole has been granted
      • Term of incarceration is completed

City and Local District Offices

General Qualifications

  • US Citizen
  • Registered Voter
  • Resident of the City or District for 12 consecutive months immediately before the date of the election
  • Each council position shall, if elected from a district, be a resident of the council district from which elected.
  • In accordance with Utah Constitution Article IV, Section 6, any mentally incompetent person, any person convicted of a felony, or any person convicted of treason or a crime against the elective franchise may not hold office in this state until the right to hold elective office is restored under Section20A-2-101.3 or 20A-2-101.5
  • Please note these are general qualifications and your City or District may require additional qualifications, contact your City Recorder or District Clerk for more information.


Choose Your Path

The diagram below provides an overview of the paths a candidate may take in order to qualify for the ballot. For more information please see the 2018 Candidate Guide, or contact the Clerk/Auditor's Office. 

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Contact Information

Physical Address
Davis County Admin Building
Clerk's Office (Room 104)
61 South Main Street
Farmington, UT 84025

Mailing Address
Davis County Clerk/Auditor
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, UT 84025

Phone Numbers
(801) 451-3508 - Main
(801) 451-3228 - TDD
(801) 451-3421 - Fax

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8am to 5pm (except legal holidays)

2018 Candidate Guide

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