2021 lehi municipal Election information
There will be two (2) City Council seats and one (1) Mayor seat up for election. The term for these seats will be January 2022- December 2025.
Anyone wishing to run for Lehi City Council or Mayor must file a Declaration of Candidacy form and pay a $35.00 filing fee. This form must be filed in person with the Lehi City Recorder during regular business hours, which will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., August 10 – 17, 2021. Candidates must file in person unless they will be out of the state or country during the entire declaration period. Contact the Election Office for details.
Qualifications to run for office are as follows: be a registered voter; be a resident of Lehi City or a resident of an area recently annexed into Lehi City for a period of 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of the election; Pursuant to Utah Constitution Article IV, Section 6, any mentally incompetent person, any person convicted of a felony, or any person convicted of treason or a crime against the elective franchise may not hold office in this state until the right to vote or hold elective office is restored as provided by statute.
2021 Important dates
August 10-17: Declaration of Candidacy filing Period, M-F, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
October 11: Ballots will be mailed to registered voters. If you have not received your ballot by October 18, please contact the Utah County Elections Office at 801-851-8125.
October 27- November 1: Early voting period. Anyone who has not registered to vote may register and vote at the Utah County Elections Office, 100 E. Center Street, Room 3100, Provo, Utah
November 1: Last day to mail your ballot
November 2: Election Day. There will be a ballot drop box open until 8:00 p.m. at Lehi City Hall, 153 N 100 E.
Ranked choice voting FAQ
What is Ranked Choice Voting?
Ranked Choice voting or “Instant Run-Off Voting” allows voters to rank all of the candidates in order of preference when marking their ballots.
What are the benefits of ranked choice voting?
– Rewarding candidates who can combine first choice and broad support
– Promoting representative outcomes and majority rule
– Incentivizing more positive campaign
– Providing voters with more choices without “spoilers”
– Promoting more inclusion
How do I mark the ranked choice voting ballot?
The ranked choice ballot card is designed in a side-by side column format and lists the names of all the candidates. This format allows a voter to select a firs-choice candidate in the first column, a second-choice candidate in the second column, continuing until the voter is done ranking their preferred choices.
How are ranked choice votes counted?
With ranked choice voting, if a candidate receives a majority (50%+1) of the first-choice votes cast for that office, that candidate will be elected. However, if no candidate receives a majority of the first-choice votes cast, an elimination process begins. The candidate who received the fewest first-choice votes is eliminated. Next, the voters whose first choice was cast for the eliminated candidate will have their second-choice vote cast in the second round. This elimination process will continue until one candidate receives a majority and is deemed the winner.
What if there are two open seats?
In an election with two open seats, such as a city council election, to elect the second seat, the second-choice vote of each voter whose vote was counted for a candidate already declared a winner will be counted for the second seat. The first-choice vote of all other voters will be counted for the second seat. Rounds will continue until a second candidate has received more than half of the votes.
If I really want my first-choice candidate to win, should I rank the candidate as my first, second and third choice?
No. Ranking a candidate more than once does not benefit the candidate. If a voter ranks one candidate as the voter’s first, second and third choice, it is the same as if the voter leaves the second or third choice blank. In other words, if the candidate is eliminated, that candidate is no longer eligible to receive second or third choice votes.
Can I give candidates the same ranking?
No. If a voter gives more than one candidate the same ranking, the vote cannot be counted. Only one candidate can represent the voter’s first, second, etc., choice.
Do I have to rank all of the candidates?
No. You can choose to rank as many or as few candidates as you like.
Voter Registration Information
For Information on Voter Registration or what precinct a registered voter is in, visit the State of Utah’s web-site Vote.Utah.Gov or call Utah County Elections Office at 801.851.8128. You can also register to vote on Election Day at Lehi City Hall.
vote by mail
Every registered voter will receive a ballot in the mail to the address that is in the voter registration records. For a ballot to be counted, it must be postmarked no later than November 1st or dropped off at Lehi City Hall no later then 8:00 p.m. on election day, November 2nd. If you need assistance, or want to register to vote, please come to City Hall on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The signature on the ballot will be verified with the signature that is on file in the voter registration record. If there is an issue with the signature, the voter will be contacted and allowed to correct the issue.
Campaign Finance Reports
Municipal Campaign Finance Reports can be found here.