Can you believe it’s already July?! While we are celebrating our freedom this Independence Day, celebrating Pioneer Day and enjoying the summer sun, the Clerk’s Office is busy preparing for a primary election.
Registered voters in Tooele City, Grantsville City, and in three districts of the newly formed Erda City, can expect to see ballots in their mailboxes toward the end of July. Grantsville City residents will be voting for their City Council and Mayor, Tooele City residents will be voting for City Council, and Erda Districts 1, 2 and 5 will vote for City Council in this primary race.
Some things to be aware of for this election: In accordance with Utah Code Section 20A-6-305, Utah has established the Master Ballot Position List, which are written procedures for election officials to use when placing names on the ballot. The alphabet has been randomized and that will be reflected in the placement of names on the ballot. This creates fairness for all candidates.
The last day to register to vote and still receive a ballot in the mail for this primary election is July 30. Want to know more about the candidates who are running? Visit vote.utah.gov to see if they have created an online profile. You can register to vote at that same website too. Election day for this primary race is Aug. 10, 2021, and this election will be conducted by mail. After voting your mailed ballot, you can mail it back to us — just make sure it is postmarked by the day before the election, Aug. 9, 2021. You also have the option of dropping your mailed ballot in a ballot box by 8 p.m. on election day or drop it off in our office. Ballot boxes are located in Grantsville City by City Hall, Tooele City at City Hall, Stansbury Park in the parking lot of Anytime Fitness, and in the east parking lot of the County Building on Garden Street.
Enjoy you summer and happy voting!
Tenille Tingey is the Chief Deputy Clerk for Tooele County.