Riverdale City Recorder
4600 South Weber River Drive
Riverdale, UT 84405
Phone: (801) 394-5541 ext. 1232
Fax: (801) 399-5784
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
About our Recorder
Council Meeting Schedule
Agency Meeting Schedule & Minutes
- Voter Registration
- Riverdale City Voting Districts
- Absentee Voter
Riverdale City Recorder is a unit of the City Administration Department.
Coordinate and conduct City elections
Maintain historical records of the City
Number and file ordinances and resolutions as adopted by the
Maintain the Municipal Code
Records Manager for the City
Provide research of old records
Maintain City Council Agendas and Minutes
The next Municipal Election will be held in 2011, with three Council Seats becoming available. For additional information click here.
Provisional Ballots allow voters who are not on the official register
- The voter must provide proof of ID and proof of residency.
- The voter's ballot is kept in a separate envelope until eligibility
is determined by the election official.
Why would a voter's name not be in the official register?
- The voter moved and did not re-register; or
This process is also used when the voter's right to vote is challenged.
- The voter registered and for some reason, did not get on
Voter ID at the Polls
Valid Voter Identification will be required to vote in the 2011 Municipal Election. For more information click here.
Voters who register for the first time and are registering by mail are
required to show ID either:
- At the polls or
- Upon registration.
registers will now indicate and judges need to be trained to recognize
when a voter has to show ID.
Absentee Voting and other Absentee Info
In the past, in order to vote
absentee, a voter must have needed a reason (i.e., out of town, sick,
Legislation passed in 2004 now allows anyone to vote absentee
- no reason needed! The goal is to encourage people to vote before Election
Day, as well
as increase turnout and ease the burden on election judges.
Any person who is registered to vote may vote by absentee ballot.
What information must be included
in my application?
Your application must include your printed name, your residence
address, the address you want the absentee ballot sent to, and the name
and date of the election you are applying for (e.g. November , 1999,
General Election). In addition,
you must sign and date your application. Once you have obtained your ballot by following the steps outlined
above, you can vote your ballot and return it by mail or personally.
How do I vote my ballot?
Follow the instructions which accompany
your ballot provided by the elections official. Failure to complete your ballot correctly could
jeopardize your vote. If you
have any questions, call the elections official. You will receive all the supplies necessary for the use and return
of the ballot.
Do I have to sign the absentee ballot
Yes. The elections
official, by comparing this signature to the signature on your voter
registration card, can determine that you are the authorized voter. This is an important protection for you. Your signature will not allow anyone to determine how you voted.
If I lose the absentee ballot sent
to me, can I get another one?
Yes. However, you must
sign a statement under penalty of perjury that you have lost or did
not receive the first absentee ballot. The elections official maintains a record of each request, and
provides a list of these requests to the polling place to ensure that
each voter only casts one ballot. If
you vote twice by absentee ballot, even if by mistake,
neither ballot will be counted.
I have a medical disability. Do I have to apply for an absentee ballot for
No, not necessarily. If
you have a medical disability which substantially impairs your mobility,
or if you are the primary caregiver for such a voter, you may qualify
as a permanent absentee voter. Such voters are automatically sent an absentee ballot application
for every election. To become
a permanent absentee voter, you must apply to the Weber County Clerks
Office, 2380 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, Utah, or telephone (801) 399-8400.
If I request an absentee ballot, can I change my mind
and still vote at my regular polling place?
Can voters who have voted
absentee then decide to go to their polling places and vote in person?
Not anymore. A registered voter
may NOT vote in person if THE VOTER VOTED by absentee ballot.
How are absentee ballots counted?
In general, absentee ballots are counted the same as regular
ballots cast at a polling place. Once
it is determined that the signature on the absentee ballot return envelope
matches the signature of the voter on his or her registration form,
and that the voter has not voted at a polling place, the ballot and
the envelope are separated. The
ballot is then intermingled anonymously with other ballots in order
to preserve the voters right to secrecy.
If the right of a voter to cast an
absentee ballot is challenged, and that challenge is upheld, the ballot
remains in the envelope, is not counted, and the reason is indicated
on the envelope.
never too late to register to vote! In order to register in Weber County, you must contact the Office
of the Weber County Clerk, 2380 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT. Their telephone number is (801) 399-8400. Office Hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To vote, a citizen must be a registered
voter. To register to vote in
Utah, you must:
- Be a resident of Utah (primary residence) for 30 days immediately
before the next election; and
If you are all of the above the next step is to get a voter
registration form. You can get one by going to or calling any of the
County Clerk's Offices
Vocational Rehabilitation Centers
Centers for Independent Living
The Disability Law Center (www.disabilitylawcenter.org) or
Or print one from the Internet by going to https://secure.utah.gov/ovr/ovr.
After you fill out the form, you must mail it or take it to
your County Clerk's Office. The addresses and phone numbers are listed
on the back of the form.
What happens after I complete my voter registration
form and mail or turn it in to the County Clerk?
After the form is received by the County Clerk, it will
be processed in their office. Once the processing is done, you will
be sent a voter identification card in the mail. This card will tell
you your voting district as well as where you should go to vote. If
you move or change your name, you must re-register to vote.
City Voting Districts
Riverdale City is divided into five
voting districts for the purpose of elections.
To view map click
a result of the Federal Census, every 10 years our state legislators
redraw Senate, Legislative, and State School Board boundaries statewide.
Those boundary changes are given to each County Clerk, and by law, the
County Clerk must readjust the precinct boundaries within their county
to conform to these new state boundaries. In addition, our precinct
boundaries must also be adjusted to comply with state laws, one of which
restricts the maximum number of active voters that can be included within
each precinct. Precinct boundaries are also adjusted for school district
boundary changes that are made by our school districts.
Official record of the governing body of the City, the Council
Minutes document elections, regulations, ordinances, resolutions, personnel,
licensing, budget, zoning issues and all other types of official City
business. An excellent resource
for early City history and to ensure governmental accountability.
Information requests about the records can be made in person,
by telephone at (801)394-5541 ext. 1232, by fax (801) 399-5784, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should include name, mailing address,
telephone number, types of documents interested in, and the approximate
dates. To view and print a Records
Request Form click here.
The general laws of the City are contained in the Riverdale
Municipal Code. Provisions of
the Municipal Code are adopted by the Council by means of an ordinance.
To amend, delete or add provisions, another ordinance must
A reference copy of the City Code is available in the City
· The Municipal Code has been codified and adopted (April
11, 2001) and is currently available on the Internet.
To view the
Code click here.
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