Number of Salem City Active Voters as of January 2021 - 5521
35% needed signatures for the referendum = 1933

View the list of Certified Signatures or go to the following webpage of the Lt. Governor's Office

Updated List of Certified Signatures on the referendum.

DR Horton Development Agreement

DR Horton Development Agreement

Salem City has been asked to have the DR Horton Annexation and Master Development Agreement available for the public to view.  Here are drafts of the latest agreement. 

Approved 10/20/2021 Master Development Agreement Viridian Farm

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 February 7, 2022

This is to inform that on February 7, 2022, Utah County Clerk, Josh Daniels, certified the number of signatures gathered for the referendum that was filed against Salem City Ordinance No. 102021, entitled “An Ordinance Annexing and Zoning Property Known as the BYU Farm Annexation.”   The number of signatures certified was 1,913.   In accordance to Utah State Code 20A-7-601(1)(a) and 20A-7-601(3)(g), the number of signatures needed was 1,933.   The certified number of signatures is insufficient for the referendum to be placed on a ballot.

Official Letter

Proposition Information Pamphlet

Included in the Proposition Information Pamphlet 

1 - The Sponsors Application for the Proposed Referendum 
2 - Sponsors Argument
3-  Salem City Argument
4 - Initial Fiscal Impact and Legal Impact Statement

Proposition Information Pamphlet (click here)

Posting Referendum Information:

A - Referendum Petition (click here)

B - The Referendum:  (Copy of Ordinance 102021)

On October 20, 2021 Salem City Council approved an Ordinance to annex into Salem City Limits the area known as the BYU Farm (Ordinance # 102021 - entitled “An Ordinance Annexing and Zoning Property Known as the BYU Farm Annexation” 

On October 26, 2021 Ten Sponsors filed an application with the city to have the ordinance referred to the voters of Salem. 

November 22, 2021 the sponsors were given the signature packets to begin collecting signatures.    

C - How an individual may remove their signature from the signature packet:

Utah State Code: 20A-7-605(3)

a)      A voter who has signed a referendum petition may have the voter's signature removed from the petition by submitting to the county clerk a statement requesting that the voter's signature be removed no later than the earlier of:

          i.   30 days after the day on which the voter signs the statement requesting removal; or

          ii.   45 days after the day on which the local clerk posts the voter's name under Subsection 20A-7-607(2)(a).

b)       i.    The statement shall include:
                1.   the name of the voter;
                2.   the resident address at which the voter is registered to vote;
                3.   the signature of the voter; and
                4.   the date of the signature described in Subsection (3)(b)(i)(C).

            ii.   To increase the likelihood of the voter's signature being identified and removed, the statement may include the voter's birth date or age.

c)     A voter may not submit a statement by email or other electronic means.

d)     In order for the signature to be removed, the county clerk must receive the statement before 5 p.m. no later than 45 days after the day on which the local clerk posts the voter's name under Subsection 20A-7-607(2)(a).

e)     A person may only remove a signature from a referendum petition in accordance with this Subsection (3).

f)      A county clerk shall analyze a signature, for purposes of removing a signature from a referendum petition, in accordance with Section 20A-7-606.3.

The Statement needs to be delivered/mailed to the Utah County Clerks Office

(Utah County Clerk office- 100 East Center Street, Suite 3100, Provo, Utah  84606)