Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

July 30, 2019
On Election Day you have great power in your hands to vote

All registered voters in Tooele City, and within the Stansbury Service Agency boundaries, should have received their ballot in the mail by now. 

If you have not, please call me at 435-843-3148 or email me at mgillette@tooeleco.org. There is a lot of primary election information on the Clerk’s website, such as candidate profiles; candidate financial forms beginning Aug. 7 (special district candidates are not required to file financial forms); sample ballots, locations, dates and times of early voting; and polling locations for Election Day if you did not receive your ballot in the mail. 

If you have not registered yet, you may do so on-line or in person in the Clerk’s office by Aug. 6, or you may register at the poll on Election Day. These voters will both have to vote a provisional ballot.

Voting in local elections is very important. Local leaders determine your tax rate, whether it’s sales tax or property tax. They determine your water rates, and funds to support local public safety including Sheriff, police, fire department, even the local dog catcher. 

They also pay to have your roads repaired, work to bring new business into the community and determine what the side yard is on your neighbor’s new home. The decisions made by local leaders have more influence on your day-to-day living than federal elections do. 

For that reason, it’s important to vote, but it’s also important to make sure the person/persons you vote for are the best people to make those decisions. Hopefully, whoever gets your vote, will have the same values you do, have the same goals for your community as you do, and have a love for the community you live in. 

You have great power in your hands: a vote to put the right person in office. Hence the saying, your vote is your voice … speak up!

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