Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 7, 2020
Watch for your primary ballot in the mail

Tooele County, let’s stay safe and stay healthy. In our ever-changing world we are evolving to continue to be able to serve our residents safely and meet requirements set by the State of Utah. We have a few things in the works in the very near future. 

Something new, we now offer marriage licenses completely online, you will need access to the internet, a way to send us ID and a printer! Visit clerk.tooeleco.org/marriage to learn more and apply for your license. We are also offering online weddings and are still conducting them in person with some limitations. Give us a call to learn more and set up an appointment at 435-843-3155.

Tooele County Business licenses expire June 30, 2020. We are working to get a new online platform ready, and we will be emailing you your renewal notice. So please watch the email accounts you provided to us in mid to late May for your renewal information. We will be accepting payments through the mail, online and in person by appointment only. 

Lastly, and you will hear a lot from us about this, is the June 30, 2020, election. 

To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, for the 2020 regular primary election only: The election will be conducted primarily by mail; drop boxes will be available for depositing mail-in ballots until 8 p.m. on election day; there will be no regular polling places on election day, but there will be limited drive-up voting on election day. There will be no in-person voting and no early voting; there will be no in-person voter registration; there will be no voter registration by provisional ballot; and the voter registration deadline is 11 days before the day of the election. This date will be strictly observed as per HB3006.

The primary election will only be for the Republican party. You must be affiliated with the Republican Party to receive their ballot. The one exception is those voters living in School Board District 1, who will receive the ballot for the nonpartisan School Board race. This is for only the one district, however. Please visit vote.utah.gov to make sure your information is up to date, address is correct, and you are affiliated as you choose. Ballots cannot be forwarded, so forwarding mail through the post office will not get your ballot delivered. You must register at your new address if you have moved. Please make those changes before the election; you will not be allowed to do so on election day as per HB3006. Again, visit vote.utah.gov to update addresses or just to check to make sure your information is correct. 

An individual with a disability who is not able to vote a manual ballot by mail may obtain information on voting in an accessible manner from the County’s website, by contacting the county clerk, or by reviewing the information included with a ballot mailed to the voter.

We can’t stress this enough: Watch for your ballot, keep track of it, vote it and get it back before election day. If there are problems, contact us as soon as possible. Ballots will go out around the middle of June. 

Tenille Tingey is the Chief Deputy Clerk for Tooele County.

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