Do you have a preference on how to cast your vote?
Provo City Council is considering two options for Provo residents to cast their votes in the 2017 municipal election. Provo City traditionally contracts with Utah County to conduct municipal elections. This year, Utah County has opted to administer a vote by mail election.
Read the information below about the two options and let us know which one you would prefer.
Option 1: Ballots at polling locations
Process Ballots available at 21 polling locations (by precinct)
Voter presents photo ID at polling location
Voter registration verified and voter signs the voter registration book
Ballot handed to voter
Voter places completed ballot in a sealed ballot box
Ballots run through optical scan machine at a central location to read and count the votes
Option 2: Vote by mail
Process Ballots are mailed to all registered voters (21 days before election)
Voters can mail ballot back or drop it off at designated locations
Voter must sign the ballot (with security flap covering signature) for it to count
Every ballot signature is verified with voter registration records
Election Day voting center (1 or 2 locations) allows voting in person or submitting mailed ballot
Voting in person negates mailed ballot (envelopes have bar codes for tracking)
For an explanation of how vote by mail works in Utah, the Utah Association of Counties has a video.
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