September means cooler weather, football games, leaves turning colors and of course, elections! This year Municipal/Special Service District elections will be held on Nov. 5.
Entities holding elections include: Tooele and Grantsville Cities, Town of Stockton, Wendover City, Stansbury Recreation Special Service District, Stansbury Green Belt Service Agency, and the North Tooele County Fire District.
The towns of Ophir, Rush Valley and Vernon, as well as the Lake Point Improvement District and Stansbury Improvement District, have canceled their elections. State law authorizes a municipal legislative body or local district to cancel a local election if the number of municipal office candidates, including any eligible write-in candidates, does not exceed the number of open municipal/district offices for which the candidates have filed. The above mentioned entities fit that description.
There are some important dates I’d like to make you aware of: The last day to register to vote for the November General Election is Oct. 7 (by mail) and Oct. 23 (in person in the Clerk’s Office or on-line).
Even though the North Tooele County Fire District (NTCFD) covers Lake Point, Lincoln, Erda, Stansbury Park, and areas outside of Tooele and Grantsville City limits, there will only be one polling location. State law requires there be one polling location within the district. That polling location will be at the Stansbury High School in the Athletic Commons (Northwest entrance).
Even though there may be a polling location closer to you than this one, ballots for the NTCFD may only cast a vote at the Stansbury High School poll. Lake Point residents will not automatically receive their ballot in the mail.
If any NTCFD resident would prefer not to go to the polling location to vote, they may apply for a Vote By Mail ballot. For an application, follow this link: http://www.co.tooele.ut.us/clerk/pdf/forms/absent_ByMailVoterApplication.pdf for an application. Download the form, fill it out and mail it to the Clerk’s Office, 47 So. Main, Tooele, UT 84074.
Or you may call the clerk’s office to have an application sent to you. The application must be received in the Clerk’s Office by Thursday, Oct. 31 by 6 p.m. If you have any questions, please call 435-843-3140.
Marilyn K. Gillette, Tooele County Clerk