We’re in the home stretch for the November 6 General Election and Tooele County is voting. As of Friday, October 26, 2,529 people have voted. The lines for early voting are fairly short — an average of five people — but I’m afraid that will not be the case on Election Day.
If you can possibly make it to one of the early voting locations, I encourage you to do so. The lines are short, the poll workers are friendly and the weather is even cooperating. I can’t guarantee any of those things on Election Day — except for the friendly poll workers.
The early voting schedule can be seen in this issue of the Transcript-Bulletin.
Some election pointers:
• Please remember your valid voter ID. All voters are required to show valid voter ID whether they are early voting or voting on Election Day. If your driver license has your current address, that is all that you need. If it doesn’t, please go to the clerk’s website to see a list of what documents will work for you.
• Tooele County is in U.S. House District 2, not District 4. I know you’ve seen a lot of advertisements on television for Mia Love and Jim Matheson, however, they do not represent Tooele County and therefore will not be on your ballot. The District 2 candidates that could represent Tooele County are Chris Stewart, Jay Seegmiller, Charles Kimball, Jonathan Garrard and Joseph Andrade.
• If you have moved into or around within Tooele County, you will be required to vote a provisional ballot. Your “valid voter ID” will be something with your picture on it, as well as something that shows your name with your new address (utility bill, check, etc.)
• If you are considering applying for a by-mail ballot, Friday, November 2 is the last day the clerk’s office can accept an application.
Candidate bios and financial forms can be seen on the clerk’s website, as well as the other items discussed above, at http://www.co.tooele.ut.us/clerk/Elections.htmwww.co.tooele.ut.us/clerk/Elections.htm.
Marilyn Gillette is the Tooele County Clerk.