To see the OFFICIAL 2023 Municipal Primary Election results, click here.


Candidate profiles are available below, with campaign finance statements being posted as required by state law as they become available. The first campaign finance statement is due August 29th, and will be posted shortly thereafter.

Please note that the candidates have been given the opportunity to submit these candidate profiles and statements. American Fork City does not endorse these statements or guarantee their truth or accuracy. The statements reflect the candidates' view and opinions and not the city's position.

To view the Sample Ballot, click here.

  1. Austin Duke

Austin Duke - 4. Headshot


648 Seymore Drive

Email: austindukeofamericanfork@gmail.com

Years of residence in American Fork: 14

Age: 40

Occupation: Financial Advisor


As a Financial Advisor, I believe my unique skills and experiences make me a strong candidate for City Council. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated a deep understanding of fiscal responsibility, budget management, long-term planning, and prudent decision-making, which are essential qualities for effective governance. I will use my skills to assess the economic impact of policies and initiatives, making sure they align with the best interests of American Fork residents.
My expertise in analyzing complex financial data and identifying cost-saving opportunities will prove invaluable in ensuring efficient allocation of resources and taxpayer dollars. I am committed to implementing transparent financial practices and advocating for responsible spending.

Moreover, my ability to communicate financial concepts clearly and concisely will foster transparency and understanding between the Council and the community. I will actively engage with residents, listen to their concerns and ideas, and work collaboratively to find solutions that align with our city's financial goals.
In addition to my financial expertise, I am deeply invested in our community's welfare. I have a genuine passion for the well-being of American Fork residents. By combining my financial acumen with my commitment to service, I am confident that I can positively contribute to our city.


  1. Clark Preston Taylor
  1. Tim Holley
  1. Elizabeth Gray
  1. James Boden
  1. Christina Ballard
  1. Kenneth W. Sumsion
  1. Jeff Shorter
  1. Ernie John


2023 Notice of Municipal Primary Election - September 5, 2023

Notice is hereby given to all registered voters residing in the City of American Fork that the Municipal Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. The 2023 Municipal Election is being conducted by mail, meaning all registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail. If you have questions about your ballot, lost or never received your ballot, or made a mistake and need a new ballot prior to Election Day, please call the County Elections Office at 801-851-8128. 

Election Day Vote Centers

There will be a Vote Center at the American Fork Library (64 South 100 East) on Election Day September 5, 2023, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. where voters can drop off their ballots, receive help with voting issues, vote provisionally, or utilize the ADA amenities of an electronic voting machine. You will need to show proper identification at the Vote Center if you need a replacement ballot or to vote provisionally. Locations for Election Day Vote Centers can be obtained by calling 801-851-8128 or by visiting the website: https://www.utahcounty.gov/Dept/clerk/elections/index.html Any changes to the polling location will be posted on the website.



Ballots can be returned by mailing them in (must be postmarked by September 5, 2023), dropping ballot off at the Utah County Elections office, dropping off at the Ballot Box located at the American Fork Library, or dropped off on election day at the Vote Center (Library) until 8 p.m. on September 5, 2023. Additional locations for Ballot Drop Boxes can be found on the Utah County Elections website at https://www.utahcounty.gov/Dept/clerk/elections/index.html


Voter Qualifications:

The qualifications for a person to vote in the election are: (1) be a citizen of the United States, (2) a resident of Utah at least 30 days immediately preceding the election, (3) at least 18 years old on the day of election or if 17 years of age on or before the day of the regular primary election and 18 years of age on or before the date of the general election that immediately follows the regular primary election, and (4) reside at the address where you are registering. 


Additional election information including candidate profiles can be found at vote.utah.gov or at americanfork.gov. If you have additional questions, call 801-854-5601. 


Posted this 28th day of August, 2023.

/s/ Terilyn Lurker, City Recorder

Logic and Accuracy Test

The Elections Division in the Utah County Clerks Office will be conducting a public logic and accuracy test of the voting equipment prior to the Primary Election. The demonstration will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Utah County Administration Building located at 100 East Center Street, Suite 700, Provo, Utah, 84606.


2023 Notice of Municipal Primary Election, Early Voting, and Ballot Drop Boxes

The 2023 American Fork City Municipal Primary Election will be held on September 5, 2023. Information regarding the election, early voting, ballot drop boxes, and vote service centers can be found at:

The election will be conducted primarily by mail, with ballots being mailed to all registered voters approximately 3 weeks prior to the election. In-person voting will be available at Vote Centers; those locations can be found at www.utahcounty.gov/elections. Ballots can be dropped off at ballot boxes up until 8 p.m. on Election Day; those locations can be found at www.utahcounty.gov/elections. The closest location for American Fork residents is at the American Fork Library (on the west side, next to the book drop). Individuals may also place their ballots in the mail but must have the ballot postmarked no later than September 5th.


Early voting will take place at the Utah County Elections Office, located at 100 East Center Suite 3100, Provo, from August 28, 2023, to September 1, 2023, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. More information can be found at www.utahcounty.gov/elections or by calling 801-851-8128.


Any individual with a disability who needs assistance with voting, please contact the County Clerk at 801-851-8128.


Dated this 2nd day of August, 2023.


/s/Terilyn Lurker, City Recorder



Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot


UOCAVA Notice - Primary Election

UOCAVA Notice - General Election


The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides voting assistance to military service members, their families and voters overseas. Their web site offers information and assistance to members of these groups.


For instructions and necessary forms, please see the following websites:

Utah County Elections Division: https://www.utahcounty.gov/Dept/Clerk/Elections/how/MilitaryOverseas.html 

Utah’s online tool: https://www.fvap.gov/utah 

Federal Voting Assistance Program: https://www.fvap.gov


For more information on the use of the federal Post Card Application (FPCA), the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), and related deadlines, or the use of a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) if you do not receive your ballot in time, please contact the Utah County Elections Division at 801-851-8128 or elections@utahcounty.gov.



Voter Registration

Voter Registration information, including how to register to vote and deadlines for registering, can be found at elections.utahcounty.gov or vote.utah.gov


Vote By Mail

American Fork City is contracting with Utah County for the administration of the municipal election. Utah County conducts elections by mail, meaning all active voters will receive a ballot in the mail approximately 3 weeks prior to election day. 

Ballots may be mailed in or dropped off at one of the ballot drop box locations. If you did not receive your ballot or need to replace your ballot, call Utah County Elections office at 801-851-8128. Ballots must be placed in the dropbox by 8 p.m. on election day.


Ballots may also be mailed in. For the Primary Election, the ballot MUST be postmarked no later than September 5, 2023, which is the day of the election. However, for the General Election, the ballot MUST be postmarked no later than November 20, 2023, which is the day before the election. 


All ballots will have the signature on the ballot 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 by the Utah County elections office and allowed to correct the issue.


More information

More information of the election can be found at the following websites:



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