In the all Vote-by-Mail election this year, registered voters will be able to mark their ballots on the day they want, from the convenience of their homes, and with enough time to think through their decisions. This is an exciting change, something several cities in Utah are trying out by contracting with Utah County. If you would like to participate in the upcoming election, here’s what you’ll need to know:
- The Primary Election is on Tuesday, August 15.
- All registered voters will be mailed ballots 21 days before the election (July 25th).
- Voters can make their choices from home and simply mail them back in. No standing in line. No waiting. No pressure.
Make sure you’re registered!
Only registered voters will receive ballots in the mail. If you aren’t sure that your registration is current, you can easily check on vote.utah.gov. People who have moved should take steps to ensure their address is updated.
If you need, you can get a registration form from the Utah County Clerk’s office at 100 East Center St or register online at vote.utah.gov. For more information or for answers to specific questions, call the city recorder’s office at 801-852-6524.
Voter Service Center
A voter service center will be made available on Election Day at the Provo Recreation Center from 7 AM – 8 PM. If you do not receive a ballot in the mail or you loose/misplace your ballot you can stop by the service center and vote provisionally. Registered voters must bring a current ID (driver license with their current address or two items that have their current address). A drop box will also be available at the service center for those wanting to submit their completed mail-in ballot (in their signed and sealed envelope).
Please note that because you will receive your mail-in ballot 21 days before the election, there will be no Early Voting.
Dates to Remember
- Tuesday, July 25 – Vote-by-mail ballots are mailed to registered voters
- Tuesday, August 8 – Last day to register to vote in person at County Clerk’s office or online at vote.utah.gov
- Thursday, August 10 – Last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot in person
- Tuesday, August 15 – Primary Election Day
Get to Know the Candidates
I’m looking forward to a robust election season and hope we’ll all take the time to study the candidates and their messages and cast an informed vote. Please visit voteprovo.com for candidate information, council district maps, vote-by-mail details, and election announcements.