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Election 2017

Caucus Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
General Election: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 

Recently the State of Utah made several changes to the election laws that will affect the way Fruit Heights City holds Caucus Meetings (Utah Code 20A-9-203 & 404).  The new changes now require that those who are interested in seeking election or re-election must file a Declaration of Candidacy between June 1st and June 7th, 2017 with the Fruit Heights City Recorder.  No individual may be nominated by the caucus unless a Declaration of Candidacy has been properly filed for the individual.  A $25 Filling Fee is also required to file.  

Many residents may not be aware of this, but Fruit Heights City is the only city in Davis County that continues to hold an Electoral Caucus Meeting instead of a Primary Election. This year Fruit Heights City has scheduled to hold its Caucus Meetings on August 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Fruit Heights City Hall; this will be the same night as the Primary Elections.

In 1939, when Fruit Heights City became a town, City leaders organized the caucuses with two non-partisan parties; the Pinecone and the Sagebrush parties. During election years, these two parties gather together to nominate candidates that will run in the upcoming election, these candidates are nominated by the residents and then voted on by the members of the Pinecone and Sagebrush parties. This year there will be two (2) City Council seats and the Mayors seat. Each party will need to nominate two (2) City Council members and one (1) Mayoral Candidate that will be on the ballot for the 2017 General Election.

If you are interested in filling, the following information will need to accompany the Candidates Deceleration of Candidacy:    

A Copy of Section 20A-7-801 Statewide Electronic Voter Information Website
A Copy of the Pledge of Fair Campaign Practices
A copy of the Finance Disclosure Requirements 

Fruit Heights City Elections are non-partisan.  

The Mayor and Municipal Council Members serve four-year terms and are elected at-large

The incumbents are: 
Mayor Don Carroll
Council Seat Julia Busche
Council Seat Scot Poole

Anyone interested in one of these offices must: 
  • Be a U.S. citizen at time of nomination
  • Be a registered voter of Fruit Heights City
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a resident of Fruit Heights City for at least 365 consecutive days immediately preceding the date of election (November 7, 2017)
  • Not be a convicted felon
Each person seeking to become a candidate for municipal office should attend the Pinecone or Sagebrush Caucus Meeting which will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Fruit Heights City Office Building, 910 S. Mountain Road.  

FAQ's
FAQ
HOW CAN I VOTE? 
  • Fruit Heights City will be conducting the 2017 Election entirely by mail.  Your ballot will be mailed to you by October 18th.
  • If you forget to mail your ballot by November 5th, you can drop your ballot off on Election Day at the Fruit Heights City Office, or the Davis County Clerks Office.  

HOW DO I REGISTER TO VOTE?
You can register to vote by: 

  • Going online to voter.utah.gov. (a current Utah Drivers Licences will be required)

OR

  • Mailing your form to the Davis County Clerks Office
Davis County Clerk
61 S. Main Street
Farmington, Utah 84025

OR


  • Visiting the Davis County Clerks Office (Address listed above) 

When Do I Register to Vote? 
  • Mail your registration form in before October 10, 2017
  • Register online or at the Davis County Clerks Office before November 1, 2017
  • Residents of Davis County can register on Election Day at a polling location. 

Am I Registered To Vote? 
  • If you are not sure whether you are registered to vote, contact the Davis County Clerk at 801-451-3324. 

I Changed my name and address, do I need to update my voter registration? 
  • Yes.  If you have a new name or address, you need to submit a new registration form.  

What I.D. Do I Need? 
One form of I.D.that: 
  • Is valid (not expired)
  • Has your Name
  • Has your photograph (except tribal I.D. Card) 
Utah Drivers License
I.D. card issued by the state of Utah or the U.S. Government
Utah concealed carry permit
U.S. passport
Tribal I.D. card
OR

Two forms of I.D. that: 
  • Are valid (not expired) or recent
  • have your name
  • Prove where you live
Current utility bill or bank statement
Social Security Card
U.S. military I.D. card
Birth Certificate
Paycheck
Utah hunting or fishing license
Employer or university I.D. card
Utah vehicle registration 
Tribal treaty card
Bureau of Indian Affairs card