So many issues, so little time.
By-Mail ballot information: I have had a number of phone calls concerning ballots for the primary election that were mailed last week. While there are two commission seats open — Commission Seat A and Commission Seat B — only Commission Seat A will appear on the ballot.
The Republican candidate for Commission Seat B is Myron Bateman who received more than 65 percent of the votes in the Republican County Convention. This allows him to go straight to the General Election in November. The second wave of By-Mail ballots will go out the first of next week for those of you who recently affiliated with the Republican Party recently. Again, if you do not receive your ballot by Thursday, June 5, please contact my office.
Voter Registration: If you have not yet registered to vote and would like to vote in the Primary Election, the deadline for in-person registration is June 9. That means you must come into my office and register, or you may go online and register. If you register either of these ways by June 9, you will be able to vote early. The deadline to affiliate if you are registered with a party other then the Republican Party has passed. You can sit back and wait for the General Election in November.
Candidate Bios, Sample Ballot: There is a wealth of information on the clerk’s website. If you go to www.co.tooele.ut.us/clerk.htm and click on the Elections tab, you can double check all of the registration dates, check the candidate bios that have been submitted, see a sample ballot, check out Early Voting dates, polling locations, maps, etc. If you prefer to go to the state’s website, go to the same webpage, but after clicking on the elections tab, go to the big “Vote” sign in red and blue on the top right hand side of the page. It will take you to the state website where the information is available.
Business license renewals: Renewals were sent out this week. The deadline to renew, without a penalty, is June 30. Residential businesses are $30 plus $5 per employee, commercial businesses are $50 plus $5 per employee. The fee doubles if payment is received by July 1, again by Aug. 1 and again by Sept.1. After that date you are out of business until all fees are paid. You may send payment in the mail, pay on line at https://businesslicense.tooelecountyonline.org/ , or, as always, we’d love to see you in person.
If you have any questions, please call me at 435-843-3148 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for voting!
Marilyn K. Gillette is the Tooele County Clerk