2017 Election Information

2017 Provo City Election Notice

The City of Provo will hold a non-partisan municipal General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Positions Available for the 2017 Election

  • Mayor – Four-year term
  • City Council District 2 – Four-year term
  • City Council District 5 – Four-year term
  • City Council City-Wide I – Four-year term

If more than two candidates file for an office, a primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. 

 To qualify for candidacy a person must meet the following requirements as outlined in state and local law:

  1. A United States Citizen
  2. At least 18 years old at the time of the next election.
  3. A resident of the municipality, or a recently annexed area, for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of election.
  4. A resident of council district 2 or 5, if filing for one of those districts.
  5. A registered voter of Utah.

In accordance with Utah Constitution Article IV, Section 6, any mentally incompetent person, 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 hold elective office is restored under Utah Code Section 20A-2-101.3 or 20A-2-101.5.

Council Members shall have no other compensated employment with the municipality.

A candidate shall file a Declaration of Candidacy in person with the City Recorder between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., June 1 through June 7, 2017 (excluding Saturday and Sunday).  A fee of $75 for a council position or $150 for the office of mayor will be required at time of filing.

Any resident of a municipality may nominate a candidate for a municipal office by filing a nomination petition (with 25 signatures) and paying the filing fee with the City Recorder during office hours between June 1 and June 7, 2017. 

Janene Weiss

Provo City Recorder and Election Officer

The City of Provo, Utah

Published in the Daily Herald January 29 and 31, 2017


Register to Vote

By Mail

Voter registration forms must be postmarked at least 30 days before an election in order to be eligible to vote in the upcoming election.You must submit the voter registration form, before the registration deadline to the address shown below.

Utah County Clerk, Elections Office
100 East Center Street, Rm 3100
Provo, Utah 84606

In Person or Online

You may register online or in-person at your County Clerk's Office up to 7 days before the election. You will not be eligible to participate in early voting, but you will be able to vote on election day.

Simply visit the Online Voter Registration website to find out more. You need to have a current Utah Driver’s License or ID Card in order to register using the online system. 

If you want to register online to vote, your address must match the address on file with the Driver License Division (DLD).  If your address with the DLD is not current, you may update that online at their website by clicking here. This must be done before submitting your online voter registration. After updating your address please allow 24 hours before returning to register to vote online.

If your address is not current with DLD you may still use the online voter registration system, but you will be required to print the form, sign it and mail it in.


Absentee | Vote by Mail

Any registered voter who wishes to vote an absentee ballot must request an application. The completed application must be received in the office no later than the Thursday before Election Day. A ballot will be mailed to the address you specify on your application when they become available (usually 21 days before Election Day).

If the applicant is in the military or overseas, then it must be in our office no later than the Thursday before Election Day. A military or overseas voter is one who has an APO, FPO, or a foreign address. This does NOT include Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa or other American territories for they have USPS addresses.

Please allow plenty of time for mailing, especially if you will be in another state or foreign country. Please be aware that the returned ballot must be postmarked no later than the day before election day.

If you would like to request an absentee ballot, click here to the application form and mail or bring it to:

Utah County Administration Building
100 East Center Street
Provo, Utah 84606