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 (see Ranked Choice Voting information below).
Ballots may be returned by mail or dropped off in person at the Moab City Recorder's Office, 217 E. Center Street, 2nd floor.
For questions, contact the Recorder's Office at 435-259-2683.
The Official City of Moab 2021 Election Vote Canvass Will Occur No Later Than Nov. 16, 2021, As Required By State Elections Code
Click the links below to see the preliminary and final vote results for the City of Moab Mayor and Council
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ELECTION UPDATE: FINAL ELECTION RESULTS
(Final count following Dec. 7, 2021 City Council race recount.)
ELECTION UPDATE: Election Results -- Vote Canvass (Nov. 16, 2021)
2021 Council Seat 1 Results Release #4
2021 Council Seat 2 Results Release #4
A recount will be conducted Dec. 7 because the vote margin between two candidates in one round
fell within the threshold that triggers an automatic recount.)
ELECTION UPDATE: Preliminary Results Release No. 3 (Nov. 5, 2021)
ELECTION UPDATE: Preliminary Results Release No. 2 (Nov. 3, 2021)
Preliminary Results Release No. 1 (Nov. 2, 2021)
WHAT IS RANKED CHOICE VOTING?
Watch this video to learn more about 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. Voters may register in person or online at vote.utah.gov.
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, 125 E. Center Street in Moab, no later than 5 p.m. on October 22, 2021.
If you miss the October 22, 2021, voter registration deadline, you can register to vote at the early voting location in Moab City Hall, or on Election Day at City Hall. You will need to present two forms of identification including one that shows your current address at the voting location to register. Votes during this time will be cast using provisional ballots.
For more information about voter registration visit https://voteinfo.utah.gov/learn-about-registering-to-vote.
voter registration requirements
|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