With the beautiful fall leaves come ghosts, goblins and elections. The offices open this year are for municipalities and special service districts.
Tooele City: mayor and two council positions
Grantsville City: mayor and two council positions
Rush Valley: mayor and two council positions
Stockton: mayor and two council positions
Special Service Districts:
Stansbury Improvement District: two board positions
Stansbury Greenbelt Area: two trustee positions
Stansbury Recreation Area: two trustee positions
The following entities have canceled elections: Town of Vernon, Wendover City, Lake Point Improvement District, and the North Tooele Fire District. But voters in those areas will receive a ballot for the School District Voter Local Levy Tax Election.
Why is it important to vote in local elections? While federal elections are important, the people representing us in local elections make decisions that affect us every day. They set tax rates that support public safety, including law enforcement and fire departments, roads, water systems, pass local laws, and work on economic development, just to name a few. You may think your one vote doesn’t count, I can assure you — your vote counts!
And voting is so easy! You can vote by mail where your ballot is sent to your home three weeks before election day; you can Vote Early starting two weeks before election day and ending the Friday before; or you can go to any polling location on election day.
Early voting dates and locations:
Tooele County Clerk/Auditor’s Office, Tooele County Administration Building, 47 S. Main – Room #318, Tooele. Weekdays Oct. 24 through Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. And Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grantsville Senior Center, 120 S. Center, Grantsville, Oct. 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Tooele Senior Center, 59 E. Vine St., Tooele, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Any Tooele County resident who was registered by Oct. 23 may vote early.
Valid voter ID is required for all early voting or election day voting.