This session the Legislature changed the filing period for municipal elections.
The filing period for mayor and city council
is now June 1st - 7th
(during regular business hours)
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Frequently Asked Questions
Municipal (City) Election Information
What are the requirements to run for municipal office?
- 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?
Is there a filing fee?
How do I know what i legal when campaigning?
How can I help with the election?
General Election Information
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)
(click here to see the State'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-1-102(82), "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
- Two forms of identification not listed under Subsection (82)(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
Where do I go?
On odd numbered election years (i.e. 2013, 2015, 2017), you may pick up a VBM ballot in the Orem City Recorder's office at 56 North State Street, Suite 200 in Orem. If you have any questions regarding a VBM ballot, please call (801) 229-7074 or (801) 229-7298.
For the 2014 election, voting by mail will be handled by the Utah County Election Office at 100 East Center Street, Suite 3600, in Provo. If you have any questions regarding a Vote by Mail (VBM) ballot please call (801) 851-8128.
Click here to open a pdf file of an Vote By Mail Application that you can print.
Both voting by mail and early voting ends at 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before election day.
Voting by mail is a two-step process and can be done by any registered voter (1) in person at the City Recorder's office or (2) by mail. First the voter must fill out an application and then s/he will be able to receive a ballot and an affidavit envelope. The VBM ballot must be mailed or delivered so the City Recorder receives it before the close of polls on election day or it must be clearly postmarked before election day and received not later than noon the day of the official election canvass. The signatures on the application and the affidavit must be the same or the ballot cannot be counted.
Early voting begins 14 days before the date of the election.
If a primary is needed for the 2013 municipal election, early voting would begin on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, and run through Friday, August 9, 2013, (with no voting on weekends).
Early voting for the municipal general election will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, and run through Friday, November 1, 2013, (once again with no voting on weekends).
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 to avoid making voters go to one location to vote on an even-numbered year and a different location on an odd-numbered year.The County, when choosing polling locations, must consider a variety of issues including state and federal district boundaries.
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