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Voter Information Pamphlet

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Primary Election: August 11 | General Election: November 3

 


2015 Candidates 

Name Address Zip Code Phone Email Address Website
Curtis A. Wood 449 E 900 N 84097 801-602-3502 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. N/A 
Hans V. Andersen Jr. 1724 S 165 W   84058 801-358-4829 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Click Here
Debby Lauret  1869 N 80 E  84057  801-319-8655   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Click Here
Sam Lentz  882 W 1720 N  84057  801-310-3276   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Click Here
Mark Seastrand 35 W 1670 S 84058 801-885-7823   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Click Here
Jessica Joy Street 1078 W 500 S 84058 801-822-0748

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N/A
 Tai W. Riser  526 N 450 W  84057  801-400-0662   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Click Here
Claude C. Richards 175 N 200 E 84057 801-372-4885 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Click Here
 Shirl Joseph Finch 334 N 800 E 84097 801-225-4403   N/A   N/A 
  Lorne W. Grierson  1056 Riverside Lane  84097 801-361-3333     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Click Here 

* Paul Crossett withdrew from the election on June 24th. 

2015 Candidate Guide

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Municipal (City) Election Information

What are the requirements to run for municipal office?

Must be:

  • 18 years old
  • A US citizen
  • A registered voter
  • A resident of Orem (or a recently annexed area) for twelve consecutive months prior to the election.

Any mentally incompetent person, or 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 vote or hold elective office is restored as provided by statute.

How do I know when it is a Municipal Election or a County Election?

Municipal Elections are held on the odd-numbered years. County Elections are held on the even-numbered years.

Is there a filing fee?

For the municipal election there is a filing fee of $35.00 due at the time of filing.

How do I know what is legal when campaigning?

A candidate's guide will be provided upon filing, and there will be additional training scheduled after the filing period is over. Samples of old guides can be found below under Previous Elections.

How can I help with the election?

For the 2014 General Election, if you wish to be a poll worker, you will need to contact Utah County Elections at 801.851.8128.

Related Links

 

General Election Information

Voter Registration

Find Out if You Are Registered

You may check your voter registration online by clicking here.

How to Register to Vote

You MAY now be eligible to register to vote online The new State database draws your information from your driver's license, so your correct home address must be listed on your license in order to qualify. Click here if you qualify.

(click here to see Utah County's Voter Registration FAQ)

Qualified individuals need to fill out a registration form and submit it to the Utah County Clerk's office. Have the form postmarked 20 days before an election to be eligible to vote in that election.

Where to Find Voter Registration Forms

You can find the forms for voter registration at:

  • The Utah County Clerk, Election's Office, located at 100 East Center Street, Room 3600, Provo, UT 84606
  • Copy the form from either the QwestDex or the Provo-Orem directories.
  • At the Orem City Recorder's office.
  • Mail Voter Registration form to Utah County Clerk, Election's Office, located at 100 East Center Street, Room 3600, Provo, UT 84606
  • State online voter registration (if you qualify)

Contact the Utah County Elections Office at (801) 370-8128.

What is Valid Voter Identification?

Per State Code Section 20A-1-101(83), "Valid voter identification" means:

  • A form of identification that bears the name and photograph of the voter which may include:
    • A currently valid Utah driver license
    • A currently valid identification card that is issued by:
      • the state; or
      • a branch, department, or agency of the United States;
    • A currently valid Utah permit to carry a concealed weapon;
    • A currently valid United States passport; or
    • A currently valid United States military identification card;
  • One of the following identification cards, whether or not the card includes a photograph of the voter:
    • A valid tribal identification card;
    • A Bureau of Indian Affairs card; or
    • A tribal treaty card; or
OR
  • Two forms of identification not listed under Subsection (83)(a) or (b) but that bear the name of the voter and provide evidence that the voter resides in the voting precinct, which may include:
    • A current utility bill or a legible copy thereof, dated within the 90 days before the election;
    • A bank or other financial account statement, or a legible copy thereof;
    • A certified birth certificate;
    • A valid Social Security card;
    • A check issued by the state or the federal government or a legible copy thereof;
    • A paycheck from the voter's employer, or a legible copy thereof;
    • A currently valid Utah hunting or fishing license;
    • Certified naturalization documentation;
    • A currently valid license issued by an authorized agency of the United States;
    • A certified copy of court records showing the voter's adoption or name change;
    • A valid Medicaid card, Medicare card, or Electronic Benefits Transfer Card;
    • A currently valid identification card issued by:
      • A local government within the state;
      • An employer for an employee; or
      • A college, university, technical school, or professional school located within the state; or
  • A current Utah vehicle registration.

Vote by Mail (VBM) / Absentee Voting

For the 2015 municipal election, the City is conducting a vote by mail election. All voters registered in Orem will be mailed a ballot. For the Primary (August 11th) the ballots should begin arriving in voter's mailboxes around the middle of July. If you have any questions regarding a Vote by Mail (VBM) ballot please call (801) 229-7298. Return postage is paid by the City, but you can also drop off your ballot at the City Recorder's Office at 56 North State Street, Room 101, at any time--including Election Day.

It is important that voter registration information is current.

  • Only registered voters will receive ballots.
    • Are you registered to vote? Not sure? Check vote.utah.gov 
    • Have you moved but haven’t updated your information for the DMV and voter registration? See State Voter Registration page.
  • If you have voter registration questions, you can call the Utah County Clerk’s office at 801.851.8128

NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE?

Forms can be obtained from the:
• Orem City Recorder’s office at 56 N. State, Room 101
• Utah County clerk’s office (100 East Center Street--Provo)
• County webpage  (Mail or deliver a paper copy to County.)
• City webpage  (Mail or deliver a paper copy to County.)

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Orem City Recorder’s Office at 801.229.7298 or 801.229.7421.

If you would like an "Election Day experience" feel free to deliver your voted ballot to the City Recorder's Office that day.

For mailed ballots to be counted, they MUST be postmarked BEFORE the election. 

Early Voting

Because all voters will be mailed ballots, there will not be Early Voting, per se. Voters wishing to "vote early" may simply do so and put it in the mail (postage paid by the City) or drop it off at the City Recorder's Office at 56 North State Street, Room 101.

Precinct Map

Click here to view a map of the Orem voting precincts on a pdf file.

Click here for a more detailed map that includes the state and federal district boundaries.

For municipal voting on odd-numbered years, the City of Orem tries to use the same polling locations that Utah County does. The County, when choosing polling locations, must consider a variety of issues, including state and federal district boundaries.

 

Previous Elections

2013

Campaign Financial Disclosures--Successful Mayoral Candidates
Campaign Financial Disclosures--Successful City Council Candidates

2011

2009

2009 Election Results

Campaign Financial Disclosures--Successful Mayoral Candidates

Campaign Financial Disclosures--Successful City Council Candidates

2007

2007 Election Results

Campaign Financial Disclosures--Successful City Council Candidates

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About Orem City

The City of Orem was organized in 1919 and named after Walter C. Orem, President of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad. Orem is now the commercial and technological center for Central Utah and is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States. Housing, educational, and employment opportunities continue to be in high demand as Orem's population passes 91,000 residents.

The City of Orem is located on the eastern shore of Utah Lake and extends on the east to Provo and the foothills of Mount Timpanogos. It shares the general location with Provo, and its history is closely related to that of Provo. Its recent explosive development and growth have resulted in Orem becoming the fifth-largest city in Utah according to the 2010 US Census.