Elections

Elections


Spanish Fork City
2018 City Elections
(Non-Partisan)

NOTICE OF PROPOSITION TO BE VOTED ON
The proposition to be voted on in the Spanish Fork City Municipal General Election on November 6, 2018, is Proposition 7, which is to enact a sales and use tax for recreation, arts, and parks.

For more information regarding Proposition 7, please visit www.spanishfork.org/raptax.

2018 Election Dates
Ballots Mailed October 16
Ballot Postmark Deadline November 5
General Election November 6

Voter Information Pamphlet
A Voter Information Pamphlet was prepared by the City and will be mailed to each registered voter in Spanish Fork City. Click here to see the Voter Information Pamphlet.

Arguments and Rebuttal Arguments For or Against Proposition 7
Note: The arguments for or against a ballot proposition are the opinions of the authors.

FOR

Recreation, arts, and parks are core components of Spanish Fork’s identity. Whether it be the river trail, the Sports Park, the Harvest Moon Hurrah, or a variety of recreation programs, we take pride in our recreation, arts, and parks -- they improve the quality of life of our residents, beautify our wonderful community, and provide opportunities for families and residents to interact and recreate. Historically, Spanish Fork City has provided great programs and amenities for our residents; however, as our community continues to grow, so do the needs of our residents. Furthermore, residents regularly request new or expanded programs and amenities from the City.  To further expand what is currently available for our residents, the City Council has unanimously approved placing Proposition 7 on the ballot, which would enact a Recreation, Arts & Parks (RAP) Tax in Spanish Fork City.

The RAP Tax is a sales tax, not a property tax, and would be paid at the point of purchase for all sales-tax eligible purchases in Spanish Fork City. The RAP Tax would be a nominal increase of 0.1% to the sales tax rate, increasing the rate from 6.75% to 6.85% -- this equates to 1 penny for every $10 spent. All funds generated by the RAP Tax could only be used to either expand or supplement RAP offerings in Spanish Fork City.

Because it’s a sales tax, Spanish Fork residents will not be the only ones who pay the RAP Tax. Anyone who shops in Spanish Fork City will be required to pay the tax. This is very important, especially considering how Spanish Fork is the retail hub in southern Utah County. Data from the Utah State Tax Commission suggests that between 41 and 52% of all sales in Spanish Fork City come from individuals who do not live here, and this percentage increases every year. This means that for every 50 cents you pay in RAP Tax, you receive $1 in benefit. Furthermore, RAP Taxes are not new to the state or county. In fact, if you shop in Provo, Orem, Payson, American Fork, Salt Lake County, or Washington County (i.e., St. George), you are paying the RAP Tax and helping fund recreation, arts, and parks in those communities.

The RAP Tax will enable the City to do more than what has been done in the past. As a Council, we have a number of projects that could be funded by the RAP Tax, including but not limited to:

  • All-Abilities Park;

  • Dog Park Amenities;

  • Trail Connections;

  • Enhanced Arts Programs;

    • Community Theater

    • Children’s Programs

  • Amphitheater; and

  • Senior Center Improvements.

We unanimously support Proposition 7. We take pride in our recreation, arts, and parks, and are confident that the RAP Tax will progress RAP offerings in Spanish Fork, ultimately making Spanish Fork City an even better place to live.

Vote “Yes” for Proposition 7.

  • Mayor Leifson & the Spanish Fork City Council

AGAINST
No arguments against the RAP Tax were submitted.

Register to Vote
Resident who are not registered to vote may register in one of the following ways:
  1. Mail a registration form to the Utah County Clerk's Office (Deadline: October 9, 2018)
  2. Register in person at the Utah County Clerk's Office, located at 100 East Center Street, Room 3100, Provo, UT (Deadline: October 30, 2018)
  3. Online Voter Registration is available at vote.utah.gov (Deadline: October 30, 2018)
For more information about voter registration, visit vote.utah.gov.

Vote by Mail
Spanish Fork City will be using Vote by Mail (VBM) for the general municipal election. Ballots will be mailed October 16, 2018, and must be postmarked no later than November 5, 2018 in order for votes to be counted. To vote, simply complete the ballot, sign the affidavit on the envelope, and drop the envelope in the mail. Registered voters may also submit their ballot in person at the City Offices (40 S Main Street) Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Ballots must be turned in no later than Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Early Voting
Residents may deliver their completed ballots to early voting centers prior to election day. They may also surrender their mail-in ballot and vote in person at the early voting centers. Early voting centers will be open October 30, 31, November 1 & 2, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

The following are the available early voting centers:

City   Location  Address
Highland Highland City Hall 5400 W Civic Center Dr, Highland, UT 84003
Lehi Utah Community Credit Union 3333 N Digital Dr, Lehi, UT 84043
Payson  Payson City Hall  439 W Utah Avenue, Payson, UT 84651 
Provo  Provo City Rec Center  320 W 500 N, Provo, UT 84601 

Election Drop Box Locations
The following are drop box locations where registered voters can deliver their ballot prior to election day. Drop box locations are open during regular business hours.

City

Location

Address

Alpine

Alpine City Hall

20 N Main St. Alpine, UT 84004

American Fork

American Fork City Hall

51 E Main Street, American Fork, UT 84003

Cedar Hills

Cedar Hills City Hall

10246 N Canyon Rd., Cedar Hills, UT 84062

Eagle Mountain

Eagle Mountain City Hall

1650 E Stagecoach Run, Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

Elk Ridge

Elk Ridge City Hall

80 E Park Dr., Elk Ridge, UT 84651

Genola

Genola City Hall

74 W 800 S, Genola UT 84655

Goshen

Goshen City Hall

10 W Main St, Goshen, UT 84633

Highland

Highland City Hall

5400 W Civic Center Dr., Highland UT 84003

Lehi

Lehi City Hall

153 N 100 E, Lehi, UT 84043

Lindon

Lindon City Center

100 N State St., Lindon, UT 84042

Mapleton

Mapleton Community Center

125 W 400 N, Mapleton, UT 84664

Orem

Orem City Hall

56 N State St., Orem, UT 84057

Payson

Payson City Hall

439 W Utah Avenue, Payson, UT 84651

Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Grove City Center

70 S 100 E, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

Provo

Provo City Recorders Office

351 W Center, Provo, UT 84601

Provo

Provo City Rec Center

320 500 N, Provo, UT 84601

Salem

Salem City Office

30 W 100 S, Salem, UT 84653

Santaquin

Santaquin City Office

275 W Main Street, Santaquin, Ut 84655

Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs City Office

1307 Commerce Dr #200, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045

Spanish Fork

Spanish Fork City Office

40 S Main St, Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Springville

Springville Civic Center

110 S Main Street, Springville, UT 84663

Vineyard

Vineyard City Hall

125 S Main, Vineyard Utah 84059

Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills City Office

2-50 E Highline Dr, Woodland Hills, UT 84653

Utah County

Elections Office

100 E Center Street Ste., 3100, Provo, UT 84601


Election Service Center
Spanish Fork City will not have polling locations throughout the city on election day. Instead there will be an Election Service Center located at the Spanish Fork Senior Center (167 W Center Street) on election day. Registered voters may drop off their ballot or surrender their ballot and vote in person between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on election day.

Other Election Day Service Centers include:

City

Location

Address

Alpine

Alpine City Hall

20 N Main St., Alpine, UT 84004

American Fork

American Fork Library

64 S 100 E, American Fork, UT 84003

Cedar Hills

Cedar Hills City Hall

10246 N Canyon Rd., Cedar Hills, UT 84062

Eagle Mountain

Eagle Mountain City Hall

1650 E Stagecoach Run Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

Elk Ridge

Elk Ridge City Hall

80 E Park Dr., Elk Ridge, UT 84651

Goshen

Goshen City Hall

10 W Main St, Goshen, UT 84633

Highland

Highland City Hall

5400 W Civic Center Dr., Highland, UT 84003

Lehi

Lehi City Hall

153 N 100 E, Lehi, UT 84043

Lehi

Utah Community Credit Union

3333 N Digital Dr, Lehi, UT 84043

Lindon

Lindon Community Center

25 N Main St., Lindon, UT 84042

Mapleton

Mapleton Community Center

125 W 400 N, Mapleton, UT 84664

Orem

Orem City Hall

56 N State St., Orem, UT 84057

Orem

Orem Scout Office

748 N 1340 W, Orem, UT 84057

Payson

Payson City Hall

439 W Utah Avenue, Payson, UT 84651

Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Grove Lions Center

610 East Center Street, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

Provo

Provo City Rec Center

320 W 500 N, Provo, UT 84601

Provo

Legacy Village of Provo

4146 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604

Salem

Salem City Office

30 W 100 S, Salem, UT 84653

Santaquin

Santaquin City Office

275 W Main Street, Santaquin, Ut 84655

Saratoga Springs

Smith's Market Place (community room)

689 N Redwood Road, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045

Spanish Fork

Spanish Fork Senior Center

167 W Center Street, Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Springville

Springville Civic Center

110 S Main Street, Springville, UT 84663

Vineyard

Vineyard City Hall

125 S Main, Vineyard Utah 84058

Utah County

Historic Courthouse Rotunda

51 S University Ave, Provo, UT 84601





For any questions, please call Kent Clark, City Recorder (801-804-4520).