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Your Chance to Shape Provo City's Future

Thinking of filing for office? Well the time to stand up and contribute to our city's development is here! From June 1 through June 7, 2023 (excluding Saturday and Sunday) Provo City is opening its filing period for residents considering running for city office.


We're delighted to announce four key municipal seats will be open for election. These include Council Districts 1, 3, and 4, as well as the Citywide Council II. If you've ever had the desire to contribute to the city's strategic decision-making, help shape its policies, and genuinely make a difference, now is your time to act!


View a map of the City Council Municipal Districts with precinct boundaries here. If more than two candidates file for an office, a primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.


Declaration of Candidacy


To become an official candidate, you need to file a declaration of candidacy. This must be done in person with the City Recorder during the filing period. Please note the office hours: 8 AM - 5 PM, from June 1 to June 7, excluding weekends.


Also, do remember to prepare for the filing fee, which is set at $75. This is part of the candidacy filing process and a small investment in the prospect of a significant impact on our beloved city.


Any resident of a municipality may nominate a candidate for a municipal office by filing a nomination petition and paying the filing fee with the City Recorder during the candidate filing period.


In lieu of paying the filing fee, individuals filing as candidates for the Municipal Council may submit a petition in support of candidacy. Such a petition must be filed with the City Recorder at the time the individual files for candidacy. The petition must state that the signatories support the candidacy of the individual and must contain the following number of individual handwritten signatures:

  • For each person seeking to become a candidate for Council member the petition must be signed by two hundred fifty (250) individuals.

  • Any resident of a municipality may nominate a candidate for a municipal office by filing a nomination petition (with 25 signatures) and paying the filing fee with the City Recorder during office hours between June 1 and June 7, 2023.

See Provo City Code 2.05.015 for additional information. Candidates must comply with the requirements of Utah Code Section 20A-9-203.


We understand you might have some questions or concerns, and we are here to assist you. Our City Recorder, Heidi Allman, is available and happy to help with any queries you may have. You can reach her by phone at 801-852-6524 or via email at recorder@provo.org.


I am excited about the upcoming election period and look forward to seeing a diverse and passionate group of candidates come forward. As a community, we can work together to continue building Provo City as a place where everyone thrives.


Election Information


Provo City will have a Municipal Election in 2023. The Primary Election is Tuesday, August 15, and the general election is Tuesday, November 7. Like previous years, this will be a vote by mail election.


If you are an active registered voter, you should receive your ballot in the mail about 2-3 weeks before each election. You may return your ballot to any of the 25 drop boxes located throughout Utah County; drop boxes are available 24/7 until 8 p.m. on election night.


For a complete listing of drop box locations, visit voteprovo.com. You may also return your ballot by mail, but it must be post marked the day before Election Day.

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