In just a few weeks voters in Tooele City, Grantsville, Stockton and Wendover will select mayors and city council members.
Those voters will be joined at the polls by Stansbury Park residents that will select board members for the Stansbury Service Area Board, while north Tooele County voters will pick two members for the North Tooele County Fire Special Service District Board.
In Tooele City, Mayor Patrick Dunlavy is being challenged by Councilman Dave McCall. If Dunlavy wins he will be the first Tooele City mayor to be elected to three full-terms.
Scott Wardle, Debbie Winn and Tom Poyner are vying for two seats on the city council. Wardle and Winn are incumbents.
In Grantsville, Mayor Brent Marshall and Michael Tate were winners in August’s primary run-off for mayor. The two candidates for mayor will be joined on election day by write-in candidate Jill Thomas.
Mike Colson, Erik Stromberg, Tom Tripp, and Danny Johnson are all running for the two available seats on the Grantsville City Council.
Stockton almost avoided an election this fall. Incumbent Mark Whitney was running unopposed for mayor and George Carter, Kendall Thomas, and David Durtschi were the only candidates for three positions on the town council.
However, Dan Haskell registered as a write-in candidate for mayor so Stockton will have an election. The three town council positions will appear on the ballot, although they are running unopposed.
In Wendover, possibly the last city in Utah to have partisan municipal elections, Democrat Mayor Mike Crawford faces a challenge from Republican LaMar Melville.
Two Republicans, Tom Carlisle and Gordon Stewart, and Democrat Dennis Sweat, are campaigning for two positions on the Wendover City Council.
Stansbury Park Recreation Service Agency residents have Scott Trotman, Jamie Lindsay, and Randall Jones to choose from to fill two slots on the service agency board.
A total of five people—Mike Frieden, Russell Yates, Faye Hall, Scot Bissegger and Harold Betts—are running for two open positions on the North Tooele County Fire Special Service District Board.
The district covers 1,700 square-miles of unincorporated north Tooele County, including Lake Point, Stansbury Park, Erda, Pine Canyon and the I-80 corridor.
Tooele County Commissioners are in the process of converting the NTCFD from a special service district to a local district. If approved, the change will allow the elected board to raise property taxes for the fire district without the approval of the county commissioners.
While municipal general elections will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5, voters in Tooele City and Grantsville will have the chance to vote early.
Tooele City residents may vote from Oct. 22 to Oct. 25 and from Oct. 28 to Oct. 31 at the Tooele County Building in room 318/310 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Nov. 1 in the same location from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Early voting for Tooele City voters will also take place at the Tooele Senior Center on Oct. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Grantsville voters may vote early on Oct. 30 at the Grantsville Senior Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Applications for a mail in ballot are due Oct. 31 at 6 p.m.
In order to vote, residents must be registered. The deadline to register and be able to vote in the general election is Oct. 21, if registering online or in person. To register to vote by mail the deadline is Oct. 7.
The Tooele-Transcript Bulletin will run a series of stories over the next four weeks with more information about each of the candidates.