Siren Testing / Election Day 2015

Siren Testing
Don’t be surprised if you hear sirens on Tuesday. Remember – we test our emergency sirens every year on Election Day at noon. It helps us prepare for emergencies and hopefully reminds everyone to vote.
There is a siren located on the roof of Fire Station 1 at the City Center (351 W Center St) and there are three located in the Riverbottoms area at about 2750 N, 3800 N, and 5200 N along University Avenue.
The sirens were established around concerns of a breach in the Deer Creek Reservoir – so they are located in areas that are subject to flooding should the dam break. The warning sirens should not be interpreted as anything but a supplemental device. In the event of a real emergency, we would activate our emergency alert system to notify residents. In areas where residents are not able to hear the sirens, police cars would be dispatched to give residents a verbal notification.
The city conducts this annual test so the public can experience the operation of the system before a real emergency. In the event of a real emergency, you are advised to turn to local emergency broadcast stations, KSL-AM 1160 OR KBYU-FM 89.1 for further information.

WHERE DO I VOTE on election day?

The General Election is on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 7AM – 8PM

To find your polling location please go to, type your address in the upper left hand corner, and click on the “My Polling Place” link.  Provo City will use the same polling locations that Utah County used in 2014:

Precinct –Polling Location   Precinct –Polling Location
PR01 Utah County Health & Justice Bldg PR26 Centennial Middle School
PR02 Spring Creek Elementary PR27 Freedom Academy
PR03 Spring Creek Elementary PR28 Larry H. Miller Dodge
PR04 UC Historic Courthouse (Rotunda) PR29 Larry H. Miller Dodge
PR05 Provost Elementary PR30 Centennial Middle School
PR06 UC Historic Courthouse (Rotunda) PR31 Freedom Academy
PR07 Provo City Library – RM 201 PR32 Larry H. Miller Dodge
PR08 BYU Conference Center PR33 BYU Conference Center
PR09 Provo Peaks Elementary PR34 Provo Recreation Center
PR10 Provo City Library – RM 201 PR35 Amelia Earhart Elementary
PR11 Wasatch Elementary PR36 Wasatch Elementary
PR12 Provo Peaks Elementary (Farrer) PR37 Centennial Middle School
PR13 Westridge Elementary PR38 BYU Conference Center
PR14 Provo City Center PR39 Timpview High School
PR15 Canyon Crest Elementary PR40 Timpview High School
PR16 Edgemont Elementary PR41 Edgemont Elementary
PR17 Provo City Center PR42 Canyon Crest Elementary
PR18 Amelia Earhart Elementary PR43 Provo City Center
PR19 Lakeview Elementary PR44 Provo City Center
PR20 Lakeview Elementary PR45 Provost Elementary
PR21 Independence High School
PR22 Dixon Middle School
PR23 Independence High School
PR24 Lakeview Elementary
PR25 Westridge Elementary


  • District 1 – Gary Winterton & Clint Rhinehart
  • District 3 – Brian J. Smith & Dave Knecht
  • District 4 – Howard Stone & Vernon Kay Van Buren
  • District 5 – David Harding & Write-In Candidate
  • City-Wide II – Carina H. Wytiaz & George O. Stewart

Get to know the candidates! Read their bio’s here, watch the primary election video’s here, and watch the Candidate Videos and City Council Debate hosted by the Utah County Chamber of Commerce here.

To view the complete Primary Election results, please click here or go to the online electionmap.

For more information about the candidates and the municipal election visit or contact the Provo City Recorder’s Office at 801-852-6524.

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  1. Dion

    Back east in the far north suburbs of Chicago most suburbs have Whelen emergency sirens and test all of them on the first Tuesday of every month at 10 am, maybe we can test ours once a month instead of yearly and possibly get some more installed city wide, btw the Whelen sirens can broadcast voice audio too!

  2. Dion

    A question about the Deer Creek Damn, is that still a potential threat to Provo and if it did burst how much of Provo would get flooded or washed out and what parts mainly on our side of the entrance to the canyon?

    1. John

      Hi Dion,

      This is a great question for our emergency manager, Chris Blinzinger. You can reach him at :

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