The Independent Audit of Tooele County was recently completed. The county used a new auditing firm, Larson & Company, CPAs. The firm was great to work with and did a great job. Each year the number of findings (things that need to be improved) keeps going down. That is a good sign!
Last year the 2017 audit had five findings; for 2018 there were two. I know the County Commission and Tooele County Auditor’s Office are already making course corrections to take care of those findings.
The election is coming quickly. Ballots to UOCAVA (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) voters went out last week. What would we do without acronyms. The rest of the ballots will go out July 22-26, so please watch for them in the mail.
There is great information for registered voters on the Tooele County Clerk’s Election website at www.co.tooele.ut.us/clerk/voter.htm. To whet your appetite, here is some of what’s available there:
By Mail Registration deadline: Voter registration forms must be postmarked at least 30 days before an election in order to be eligible to vote in the upcoming election. The deadline is July 15 since July 13 is a Saturday.
In-Person Registration deadline: You may register in-person at the County Clerk’s office up to seven days before the day of election or Aug. 6.
Online Registration deadline: You may register online up to seven days before the day of election or Aug. 6.
Only two entities will hold primary elections this year: Tooele City for three City Council positions and the Stansbury Service Agency, both the Greenbelt Service District for one board position and the Recreation Special Service District, which also has one board position.
For sample ballots, see this link: www.co.tooele.ut.us/clerk/Elections.htm. Candidates for these offices have already uploaded their profiles, which can be seen at: www.vote.utah.gov.
Financial forms won’t be turned in and uploaded until just before the Aug. 13 Primary Election and only for Tooele City Council candidates. Special Service District candidates aren’t required to file financial statements.
With the election coming quickly, my office is going to try to get more information out to you. Tenille Tingey, my chief deputy clerk, will help in that effort. Watch for her articles interspersed with mine.
Marilyn Gillette is the Tooele County Clerk