Important Election Dates
- Primary Election (if needed): August 13, 2019
- General Election: November 5, 2019
This year there are three (3) city council positions to be voted on, all four-year terms. The candidate filing period is between June 3 and June 7, 2019. Interested persons may file for office with the city recorder at the Cedar Hills city offices, 10246 N Canyon Road during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A $35 filing fee is required at the time of filing.
The 2019 Elections will be conducted using vote by mail. 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 are mailed no sooner than 21 days and no later than 14 days before an election. You may return your voted ballot in the following ways:
- Mail your ballot, postmarked no later than the day before the election.
- Drop off your ballot at any voter service center in the county.
For the voter service center nearest you please CLICK HERE.
Please review the Frequently Asked Questions below to help you understand the process better.
Vote-by-Mail Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: When will I receive my ballot?
Ballots are mailed no sooner than 21 days and no later than 14 days before an election.
Ballots cannot and will not be forwarded by the postal service. All ballots determined undeliverable are returned to the county clerk’s office.
Q: 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 Clerks Elections Division office. 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.
Q: 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.
Q: When must my ballot be returned?
Ballots must be mailed and clearly postmarked before Election Day or placed in the ballot box at the Cedar Hills city office building by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: Why do I need to sign the ballot affidavit on the envelope?
This confirms the voter’s identity. The signature on the affidavit is compared to your signature on your voter registration form.
Q: What if my signature has changed?
Complete a new voter registration form and submit it to the Utah County Elections Division.
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: Do I have to return my ballot by mail?
No. Ballots may be placed in the ballot box at the Cedar Hills city office building. Ballots being returned in person must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
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