Moab City 2021 Election
General Election - Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Positions up for election in 2021:
Mayor (four-year term) Two City Council Members (four-year term each)
The elected positions within the City of Moab are Council Members and the Mayor. There are five elected Council Members and one Mayor. All elected offices are at-large and City Elections are non-partisan.
The 2021 municipal election will be conducted by mail using Ranked Choice Voting.
2021 City of Moab Sample Ballot
WHAT IS RANKED CHOICE VOTING?
- What is ranked choice voting?
Ranked choice voting or “instant run-off voting,” allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference, when marking their ballots. Ranked choice voting eliminates the need for run-off elections.
- Does my vote still count if I give same candidate multiple rankings?
Yes. However, your vote will count only once for that candidate.
- Does my vote still count if I only select one choice?
Yes. Your vote will count for your one choice.
- How are ranked choice votes counted?
With ranked choice voting, if a candidate receives a majority (50%+1) of the first-choice votes cast for that office, that candidate will be elected. However, if no candidate receives a majority of the first-choice votes cast, an elimination process begins. The candidate who received the fewest first-choice votes is eliminated. Next, each vote cast for that candidate will be transferred to the voter's next-ranked choice among the remaining candidates. This elimination process will continue until one candidate receives a majority and is deemed the winner.
- If I really want my first-choice candidate to win should I rank that candidate as my first, second, and third choice?
No. Ranking a candidate more than once does not benefit the candidate. If a voter ranks one candidate as the voter's first, second, and third choice, it is the same as if the voter leaves the second or third choice blank.
- Can I give multiple candidates the same ranking?
No. If a voter gives more than one candidate the same ranking, the vote cannot be counted. Only one individual candidate can represent the voter's first, second, or third choice.
- Is anyone else using ranked choice voting?
Yes, in fact many communities across the country are either using or piloting ranked choice voting systems. This includes 23 cities in Utah for the 2021 general election. Ranked choice voting is also being used in Maine for federal and statewide elections (and municipal elections in the city of Portland); in Minnesota for elections in Minneapolis and St. Paul; in California for elections in Oakland, San Francisco, San Leandro, and Berkely; in New Mexico for elections in Santa Fe and Las Cruces; in Colorado for elections in Telluride; and various other states have adopted it and are in the implementation process.
Voter registration information
Voter Registration Records are administered by the Grand County Clerk.
To register for the November 2, 2021, general election, voter registration must be completed online at voter.utah.gov or in person at the Grand County Clerk's office no later than 5 p.m. on October 22, 2021.
How to register
Online voter registration is available at voter.utah.gov. A valid Utah driver license or valid Utah ID is required.
Download a paper registration form or pick up a paper form at the Grand County Clerk's office. Complete the form and mail or email a scanned copy to the Grand County Clerk.
Register in person at the Grand County Clerk's office:
Grand County Clerk
125 E Center Street
Moab, UT 84532
Mail-In Voting Information
October 11: Ballots will be mailed to registered voters.
If you have not received your ballot by October 18, please contact the Utah County Elections Office at 801-851-8125.
November 1: Last day to mail your ballot
November 2: Election Day. The Vote Center and Drop Box at City Hall, 217 E. Center Street, will be open until 8 p.m.
Do not mail your ballot on Election Day.
BALLOT DROP BOX
Available from October 11-November 2 (weekdays)
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - noon
Moab City Hall
217 E. Center Street
2nd Floor Recorder's Office
Early Voting Information
Moab City Hall 2nd Floor Recorder's Office
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
October 27 & 28, 2021
October 29, 2021
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
November 1, 2021
how the Ranked Choice ballot will look
|August 17, 2021 - 5 p.m.||Deadline for Declaration of Candidacy|
|August 18, 2021||List of Candidates on City Elections Website|
|September 3, 2021||Candidate Profiles on State Website|
|Week of October 11, 2021||Ballots Mailed to Voters|
|Week of October 11 through November 2, 2021||Official Voting Drop Box Available at City Hall 2nd Floor Recorder's Office|
|October 22, 2021||Deadline to Register to Vote|
|October 27 & 28||Early Voting - 8 a.m.-5 p.m. City Hall 2nd Floor Recorder's Office|
|October 29||Early Voting - 8 a.m.-noon. City Hall 2nd Floor Recorder's Office|
|November 1||Early Voting - 8 a.m.-5 p.m. City Hall 2nd Floor Recorder's Office|
|November 1, 2021||Last Day to Postmark Mail-In Ballot|
|November 2, 2021||Election Day
Vote In-Person or Hand-Deliver Mail-In Ballot to Official Drop Box at City Hall