This last week the candidates for mayor and for city council in our wonderful city sat down and held a debate sponsored by the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce. You can view the video of this debate at
you can view "candidate videos" of answers given by the candidates on various questions posed by the city staff to each of them.
Likewise you can read a "voter information pamphlet" which has 200 word paragraphs by each candidate on their platforms and views.
Also you can view a "Meet the Candidates Night" held by the Chamber of Commerce and posted on YouTube which was held on July 13, 2017.
And lastly for your viewing pleasure you can watch videos and read print copies of interviews held the first week of August, 2017 of the candidates and their views for Orem City Offices recorded by the Daily Herald.
So there is quite a body of work available for all to see whereby the candidates for office have spoken, debated, answered questions, and explained their views on the many important issues facing the city of Orem.
I bring this up as I believe it is important to be an informed voter and a voter who makes their choice of candidates and sends in their ballots.
This year our county is doing "Vote by Mail". As such for the general election, the ballots will be sent out on October 17th to all registered voters in Orem. From there you will have until November 6, 2017 to mark your ballots and get them into the mailbox to be counted. If you miss the November 6th deadline, you can bring them by City Hall on November 7th to deliver them by hand. Please note that you can deliver them to the City Recorder's office at anytime if that makes you more comfortable.
I would encourage all registered voters to participate in this election. Also the voting for a new congressman will take place and be on the ballot.
I love our country. It is a free land. It is a land of liberty.
One of our duties to keep this land free is to exercise our right to vote. By doing this we have the opportunity to freely pick the candidates who we would like to see serve and help lead our government.
I love the fact that we have a say in who runs our government. I hope that we don't take this lightly, but that we work to be informed voters and that we in fact mark our ballots and vote in this upcoming election.