The City Council voted to authorize Utah County to conduct the 2017 Primary and General Municipal Elections by using Vote by Mail, a system where all registered voters use absentee (Vote by Mail) ballots to vote.

Vote-by-Mail Information

The 2017 Primary and General Municipal Elections will be conducted using Vote by Mail. Each registered voter will be mailed a ballot and instructions for returning the ballot. Ballots for the Primary Election will be mailed out by Tuesday, July 25; and ballots for the General Election will be mailed out by Tuesday, October 17. Ballots must either be returned by mail and clearly postmarked before Election Day or placed in the ballot box at the Pleasant Grove City office building by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots cannot and will not be forwarded by the postal service. All ballots that are determined undeliverable are returned to the County Clerk's office. If you have not received your ballot within two weeks after they are mailed, please call the Utah County Clerks Elections Division office at 801-851-8109 ex 5.

2017 Primary and General Municipal Elections

Primary Election Day: August 15, 2017 General Election Day: November 7, 2017

 

NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL OFFICES

Declaration of Candidacy: Each person seeking to become a candidate for a municipal office must file a Declaration of Candidacy, in person with the City Recorder, 70 S 100 E, Pleasant Grove, and pay a non-refundable filing fee of $35.00, beginning June 1st through June 7th 2017. June 1, 5 and 6 hours: 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday June 2 hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday June 7 hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.The municipal offices to be voted on in the Pleasant Grove City Municipal General Election on November 7, 2017, are: Mayor, four-year term, and two City Council Members, four-year terms each.

Each Candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • The person is a United States Citizen
  • The person must be at least 18 years old at the time of the next election
  • The person is a registered voter in the municipality
  • The person has been a legal resident of the municipality or a resident of a recently annexxed area for a period of 12 consecutive months immediatley precedng the date of the election.
  • Any person convited of a felony, any mentally incompetent person, any person convited of treason or a crime against the elective franchise may not hold office until the right to hold elective office is restored.

 

When Must the Ballot be Returned?

Ballots must be mailed and clearly postmarked before Election Day or placed in the ballot box at the Pleasant Grove City office building by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Voter Registration

Please be sure you are registered to vote! If you have changed your name or address, even within the city, it is necessary to re-register.

To register to vote in Utah you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have resided in Utah at least 30 days immediately before the next election
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election If you are eligible to vote in Utah, you can visit www.vote.utah.gov to:
  • Register to vote
  • View and update your voter registration information
  • View a sample ballot

VOTE BY MAIL ELECTION FAQ

The City Council voted to authorize Utah County to conduct the 2017 Primary and General Municipal Elections by using Vote by Mail, a system where all registered voters use absentee (Vote by Mail) ballots to vote.

Registered voters are not required to fill out an application for the vote by mail ballot; each registered voter will be mailed a ballot and instructions for returning the ballot. Ballots for the Primary Election will be mailed out by Tuesday, July 25; and for the General Election by Tuesday, October 17. Ballots must be mailed and clearly postmarked before Election Day, or placed in the ballot box at the Pleasant Grove City office building by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Primary Election Day - August 15, 2017.

General Election Day - November 7, 2017.

During your campaign you may be asked about the Vote by Mail process. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions provided below to help you understand the process better.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When will I receive my ballot?

Ballots are mailed approximately 21 days before an election. Ballots for the Primary Election will be mailed out by Tuesday, July 25; and for the General Election by Tuesday, October 17.

Ballots cannot and will not be forwarded by the postal service. All ballots determined undeliverable are returned to the clerk's office.

What if I lose (or never receive) my ballot?

If you have not received your ballot within two weeks after they are mailed, call the Utah County Elections Office (801) 851-8109 ex 5. Your voter registration will be checked to ensure that the information is correct. If the address is correct, a replacement ballot will be sent. If your information has changed, your registration will need to be updated and a new ballot will be sent.

Can I pick up a ballot for a neighbor, child or parent?

No. Ballots must be mailed to a registered voter's residential or mailing address. We cannot give or mail ballots to anyone other than the voter.

When must my ballot be returned?

Ballots must be mailed and clearly postmarked before Election Day or placed in the ballot box at the Pleasant Grove City office building, 70 S 100 E. by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

What if I make a mistake marking my ballot?

If you make a mistake marking your ballot, cross through the incorrect box and name. Fill in the correct box; circle both the box and name of the correct choice. Make your intent clear. Do not sign or initial your error.

Can two ballots be returned in the same envelope?

No. There should only be one ballot in each envelope. We must have an affidavit for each ballot.

Why do I need to sign the ballot affidavit on the envelope?

This confirms the voter's identity. The County will compare the signature on the affidavit to your signature on your voter registration form.

What if my signature has changed?

Complete a new voter registration form and submit it to the Utah County Elections Division.

What if I forgot to sign the affidavit on the envelope before I sealed it?

If you are not sure whether you signed your affidavit, sign the outside of the envelope.

What if I signed another voter's affidavit?

Cross off the wrong signature and sign the correct affidavit. If the envelope has already been sealed, you may sign the outside of the envelope.

Do I have to return my ballot by mail?

No. Ballots may also be returned to the Pleasant Grove City office building 70 S 100 E. Ballots being returned in person must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

What if I want to vote in person?

There will be an "Election Day Service Center" at City Hall, 70 South 100 East, for those that want to vote in person. Those wanting to vote in person will have to vote provisionally. The Center will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Can I early vote?

No. The ballots will be going out 21 days before the election doing Vote by Mail we are not required to hold early voting.