Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 15, 2018
Vote by mail ballots will be sent in early June for primary

Official Election Mail LogoThe Republican Primary Election is coming quickly on June 26. Tooele County voters will receive their ballots in the mail the first full week of June, which is only three weeks away!  

If you see the adjacent logo on a piece of mail, please remember it is official election mail. It could be your ballot or information concerning the upcoming election.

The Republican Party is the only party holding a Primary Election in Tooele County this year. The party requires that the voter be affiliated, or join the Republican party in order to vote in its Primary Election.  If you are affiliated with another party, and would like to vote in this election, you have until May 30 to change your party affiliation. If you are listed as unaffiliated, you should have received a notice in the mail that gives you the opportunity to affiliate. If you are not interested in voting in the Republican Primary Election, relax and wait for the November General Election.

The May Tax Sale is scheduled for Thursday. We started out with 156 properties, some of them homes, and are down to 11 properties. One of the hardest things about the Auditor’s job is to sell someone’s property because the taxes haven’t been paid for five years. Before this happens, two letters are sent to the property owner, one a first-class letter and the second a certified return-receipt letter. If there is still no response and we can’t find a phone number, the property goes up for sale. If the property is a home, we take one more step — a personal visit.  

Property Valuation Notices come out in July. This notice tells the property owner what the proposed taxes are for each of the entities, as well as the value the Tooele County Assessor’s Office has placed on the property. State law requires that we send the notice to the most recent address we have on file, and yet, every year we send thousands of notices out and get hundreds back. The Legislature recently passed a law allowing property valuation and property tax notices to be sent by email, rather than regular mail.  If you are interested in receiving your property tax notices by email, rather than by mail, please email me at mgillette@tooeleco.org. As soon as we have the link set up, I will send it to you.

Tooele County currently has the following board openings:  

Budget Advisory Board, Career Service Council, South Rim SSD, Tourism Tax Advisory Board, Housing Authority, Mosquito Abatement District, Rush Valley Water Conservancy District, Audit Committee, Historic Preservation Commission, Weed Control Board and the Board of Health. 

If you’d like to serve your community on one of these boards, please go to this link, fill out a form and send it to me at: mgillette@tooeleco.org. https://tooeleco.seamlessdocs.com/f/tcboardapp 

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