Elections

Important Election Dates and Deadlines

General Election

  • September 6, 2019: Last day to declare write-in candidacy.
  • September 20, 2019: Ballots are transmitted to overseas and military (UOCAVA) voters.
  • October 7, 2019: Last day to mail a paper voter registration form.
  • October 15, 2019: Mail ballots are sent to voters.
  • October 22, 2019: In-person early voting begins.  Voters may register to vote with a provisional ballot at an early polling location. Early voting may not be available in certain municipalities.
  • October 29, 2019: Last day to request a mail ballot and register to vote online or at the county clerk’s office.
  • November 1, 2019: In-person early voting ends.
  • November 5, 2019: Municipal General Election. Voters may register to vote with a provisional ballot at a polling location. 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

General Election Information

Voter Registration

You may be eligible to register to vote online.  The 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.

Qualified individuals need to fill out a registration form and submit it to the Utah County Clerk’s office.

Voter Registration Forms can be obtained from the:
• Orem City Recorder’s office (56 N. State Street) 801-229-7298
• Utah County clerk’s office (100 East Center Street–Provo) 801-851-8128
• 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 801.229.7074.

Deadline for submitting registration form:

  • By Mail: This form must be postmarked at least 30 days before an election to be eligible to vote in that election.
  • Walk In: This form must be delivered in person to your county clerk at least 7 days before the election to be eligible to vote in that election.

Vote by Mail (VBM)

The 2019 City of Orem Municipal Elections will be conducted by an all Vote by Mail (VBM) election. All active registered voters will be mailed a ballot approximately 21 days prior to the election(s). That would be July 19th (if a Primary is needed) and October 11th for the General Election.

It is important that voter registration information is current because only active registered voters will receive a ballot.

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

For mailed ballots to be counted, they must be postmarked the day BEFORE Election Day. (Monday)

The City of Orem has added 2 BALLOT DROP BOXES at the Orem City Center for your convenience.  (56 North State Street)

  • North side along 100 North – next to the Library and Utility Drop Boxes
  • South side in the south parking lot – next to the Postal Box.

Drop Boxes will be checked and emptied daily.  You can drop off your ballots up to the close of Election Day (8:00 pm Election Day)

Early Voting

The City is contracting with Utah County to conduct an all Vote by Mail election. Since everyone will have been mailed ballots, the only Early Voting location will be at the Utah County Election Office.

Further questions, please contact the County Election Office at (801) 851-8128

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.

Municipal (City) Election Information

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.

What are the requirements to run for municipal office?

Requirements to declare yourself a candidate you must answer the following questions:

  1. Are you a United States Citizen?
  2. Are you a registered voter of this (Orem) municipality?
  3. Will you be at least 18 years at the time of the next municipal election?
  4. Will you have been a resident of the municipality for 12 consecutive month’s immediately before the date of the election?
  5. Have you ever been deemed mentally incompetent, convicted of a felony, or convicted of treason or crime against the elective franchise (Orem)?

 

If the prospective candidate does not meet the qualification requirements for the office, the filing officer may not accept the declaration of candidacy or nomination petition.

If it appears that the prospective candidate meets the requirements of candidacy, they are to file a declaration of candidacy, in person with the City Recorder during the office hours of 8:00 am -5:00 pm between June 1st and June 7th, 2019 and pay the filing fee required by municipal ordinance.  (O-2019-0004)

For all campaign-related questions, please contact the City of Orem Recorder’s Office at (801) 224-7298 or (801) 224-7074

Is there a filing fee?

There is a filing fee for all those that qualify for Declaration of Candidacy.

  • For each person seeking to become a candidate for Mayor, the filing fee shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00); and
  • For each person seeking to become a candidate for Council Member the filing fee shall be seventy-five dollars ($75.00).

For all campaign-related questions, please contact the City of Orem Recorder’s Office at (801) 224-7298 or (801) 224-7074

How can I help with the election?

If you wish to be a poll worker, you will need to contact Utah County Elections at 801.851.8128.

Related Links

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

Previous Elections & Campaign Financial Reports

2019

 

2017

2015

Campaign Financial Disclosures — Successful City Council Candidates

2013

Campaign Financial Disclosures–Successful Mayoral Candidates

Campaign Financial Disclosures–Successful City Council Candidates

2011

2009

Campaign Financial Disclosures–Successful Mayoral Candidates

Campaign Financial Disclosures–Successful City Council Candidates

2007

Campaign Financial Disclosures–Successful City Council Candidates