Thursday, February 19, 2015

Vote by Mail City Council was presented with information on adopting a vote by mail program. In years where elections are run by Provo City, registered voters would receive their ballot by mail and would be able to mail the ballot back or drop it off at designated locations.

Utah cities that conducted voting by mail in 2013 saw significant voter participation increases. Although there would be cost savings for polling locations and workers, Provo would most likely see election costs increase due to postage. The Council would like Provo residents to offer their feedback as they prepare to consider this program.

Here's some more information to explain how the program would work:

Click here to watch the video of the presentation from the City Recorder.
You might also be interested in the following articles about other Utah cities who have gone to a vote by mail system:

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