Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 3, 2017
Early voting for city primaries is underway through Aug. 11

Just a friendly reminder that early voting for the Aug. 15 Tooele City and Grantsville City Primary Elections began on Aug. 1 in the Tooele County Clerk/Auditor’s Office and will run through Aug. 10.

Voting times are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 11. Early voting will also be available at the Tooele Senior Citizens Center from 9 a.m. to Noon on Aug. 9. The center is located at 59 E. Vine Street in Tooele City.

Early voting was held Wednesday at the Grantsville Senior Citizens Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

To see a sample ballot, candidate profiles, absentee ballot forms, etc., please go to the county clerk’s website at http://www.co.tooele.ut.us/clerk/Elections.htm. Financial forms will be available on the website beginning Aug. 9.

Voters who plan to vote by mail are reminded to place postage on their ballot before mailing. If no postage is put on the ballot to return it to the clerk’s office, and if no return address is provided, the ballot could end up in the U.S. Post Office’s dead letter file. It is the voter’s responsibility to make sure postage is put on the return ballot envelope.

The county has changed its property tax software. The new software went live just before valuation notices were sent out, and unfortunately, we found an error.

When samples of the notices were sent from the printer, we focused on the numbers to make sure taxes, values and districts were calculated correctly. Until we began receiving phone calls, we didn’t notice that only one line of the property owners showed. If your property has a second line in the owner such as “In care of,” that line was left off the notice.

Thank you for the phone calls we have received bringing this to our attention.  We are working with Tyler, the new software company, to make sure this is corrected before you receive your tax notice from the Tooele County Treasurer’s office at the end of October.

On the other hand, the error has been good for some property owners. It has given them the chance to get the title on their property corrected. The recorder’s office has been great working with property owners on this.

If you have a question about anything on your property notice, please contact the following:

Name and address or location of property: Tooele County Recorder/Surveyor 435-843-3180

Appeal, Board of Equalization applications: Tooele County Clerk/Auditor 435-843-3140

Property tax billing or payment information: Tooele County Treasurer 435-843-3190

Property values and assessment information: Tooele County Assessor 435-843-3108

Please contact me if you have any other questions at mgillette@tooeleco.org or 435-843-3148. Thanks for voting!

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