November 3rd—Election Day!
As I was helping my 92-year-old neighbor fill out her ballot this morning, I thought of the many elections she has participated in over the years. I was also inspired by her civic commitment.
Today we celebrate one of our most fundamental civic duties—voting for those who will represent us in government positions.
It has been encouraging to see broad participation in this election with large numbers of ballots already cast. If you haven’t voted, I encourage you to make your voice heard. We have convenient ballot boxes located throughout the city.
2020 has been a challenging year in so many ways and if nothing else, has highlighted how important governance is for this country’s health and well-being. Election Day is when the power fully shifts where it belongs: to the people. This is our day to choose and it is both an honor and a duty that I like you, hold dear.
As with all contests, there will be winners and losers. Regardless of the outcome, I hope we all show our best selves. For as Abraham Lincoln said, “We are not enemies, but friends.” Even in disagreement, we all possess the gifts our Founding Fathers gave us: freedom, liberty and democracy. God bless this great nation and each of you.
Election Day Information
Ballots can be returned at any of the secured drop boxes located throughout the county until 8:00 PM on Election Day. Provo has three drop box locations:
Provo City Library (550 N University Ave) - On the north end next to book return.
Provo Towne Centre Mall (1200 Towne Centre Blvd) - North side of the parking lot next to the intersection of Towne Centre Blvd and Freedom Blvd.
Utah County Administration Bldg (100 E Center St) - South side of the building, next to Postal Service mailbox.
Ballot pick-up locations are available and will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The nearest ballot pick-up location for Provo residents is:
Provo LDS Church 945 E 700 N Provo, UT, 84606
Visit http://utahcounty.vote to find other ballot pick-up locations in Utah County that you may use, regardless of where you reside within the county.