On Nov. 8 registered voters will elect the next President of the United States of America, the greatest country in the world.
As well as deciding who would be best to fill that important position, Tooele County residents have other significant issues on the ballot that will make a big difference in our county and our lives.
Besides the federal and state positions open, we have one county commission seat, both house districts, four school board seats and three propositions. The propositions are:
Proposition #14 for all registered voters in Tooele County: “Shall a study committee be appointed to consider and possibly recommend a change in the form of government of Tooele County?”
Proposition #15: For registered voters within the Lake Point area to decide whether Lake Point should incorporate as a city.
Proposition #16: For registered voters within the Stansbury Park area to decide whether Stansbury Park should be incorporated into a city.
These are important decisions for Tooele County. Please make sure you are registered to vote so your voice can be heard. For more information on Proposition #15 and #16, please follow this link to the feasibility studies that have been completed: www.co.tooele.ut.us/clerk/information.htm go to Feasibility Studies. For Prop #14, please go to StudyTooeleCounty.com.
Also, arguments for all three propositions can be found at this link on the Tooele County Clerk/Auditor’s website: www.co.tooele.ut.us/clerk/Elections.htm.
But before you can vote, make sure first you’re registered. If not, here are the registration deadlines:
Oct. 11: Last day to accept mail-in registrations and registration drives.
Oct. 24: Last day to register in person at the clerk’s office or online to Early Vote.
Nov. 1: Last day to register in person at the clerk’s office or online to vote on Election Day.
Voter Information Pamphlets with arguments for and against each proposition will be sent to households mid-October. By-Mail Ballots will be mailed the third week of October. Early voting will begin Oct. 25 in the clerk/auditor’s office.
Have you ever thought about helping with the election process? Election workers make elections possible. Work begins at 6 a.m. on election morning and usually ends by 11 p.m. election night. You must stay at the poll; sorry, no breaks.
The pay ranges from $100 to $150 per day. As you can see, this is a labor of love or patriotism. Either way, you are greatly appreciated. If you’re interested, there is a link on the clerk/auditor’s website at tooeleco.seamlessdocs.com/f/pollworkerapp.
If you have any questions on these topics, please contact me at 435-843-3148.
Marilyn Gillette is the Tooele County Clerk/Auditor.