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Participate in Provo's Upcoming Primary Election!

A very important day is nearly upon us - our city's Primary Election on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Today, August 14, ballots are being mailed out to all registered voters in our city. So, prepare to exercise your right to vote! Over the next couple of days, watch your mailboxes closely for your official election ballot.

Voting in this election is as simple as making your selections and dropping your ballot back in the mail. There’s no waiting in line, no pressure, just your voice being heard through your ballot. Remember, to be counted, your ballot must be postmarked on or before September 5, 2023 (the day before the election).

Ballot Drop Box Locations

To offer you a convenient voting experience, we have ballot drop boxes at the following locations. (Drop Boxes will close at 8 PM on election day.)

  • Provo City Library (North side by book return) at 550 N University Ave, available 24/7

  • Utah County Administration Building (South side next to USPS mailboxes) 100 E Center Street

  • Provo Town Center Mall (North side of parking lot) 1200 Town Center Blvd

Utah County voters may return their ballots to any Utah County drop box. Click here for a list of all locations.

Register to Vote or Check Registration Status

If you're uncertain about your registration status, you can verify it at Those who have moved recently must ensure their address is up-to-date. And if you're not yet registered to vote, you still have time! Either get a registration form from the Utah County Clerk’s Office at 100 E Center Street, or register online at by 5:00 PM on August 25th. For any questions, please don't hesitate to call 801-852-6524.

Vote Early in Person

For those eager to make their voices heard ahead of Primary Election Day, I'm pleased to announce the early voting option. Provo residents can cast their votes early from August 28 through September 1, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Head over to the Utah County Early Vote Center located at 100 E Center St.

Vote on Primary Election Day

On Primary Election Day, a voter service center will be operational at the Utah County Health And Justice Bldg (151 S University Ave, Rm 1600) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Anyone who does not receive their mail-in ballot or misplaces it can visit the service center and cast a provisional ballot. Just remember to bring a current ID or two items bearing your current address.

Meet the Candidates

Now, let's meet our candidates on the Primary Ballot! For District Wide II, we have an impressive line-up that includes Joseph Penrose, Ari Emmanuel Webb, Gary Garrett, Wendy Ahlman, Tanner Bennett, McKay R. Jensen, and Nathan Smith Jones.

Visit for more information on candidates, council district maps, vote-by-mail details, and election announcements.

This 2023 Primary Election is more than just an administrative process. It is an opportunity for you to actively shape our democratic future. Your vote is a declaration of your voice and choice. So, Provo residents, let's all make our voices heard!

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