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0000017b-652b-d50a-a3ff-f7efb0470000KPCW and NPR bring you Election 2020 coverage.KPCW will begin our Election Night coverage at 7pm MST with a national look with NPR, and starting at 8pm MST with local election updates after the polls close in Utah from the KPCW News Team throughout the night. Utah will be conducting an all mail-in ballot election for 2020.Registering to Vote in UtahTo see if you are registered to vote, or to see your current voter information visit this site.The deadline to register to vote in Utah has passed. But you may register to vote in person on Election Day at a polling location. You will need to bring two forms of identification with you. For more information visit vote.utah.govSummit County Voter InformationBallots will be mailed out to residences 21 days before the election (Oct. 13). You do not need to request an absentee ballot unless you will be out of town. Ballots need to be postmarked on or before Nov. 2nd or dropped in a drop box before 8:00 pm on election day.Early Voting: Summit County Courthouse, Conf Room #1, 60 N Main, CoalvilleOctober 20 - 23 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pmOctober 24 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pmOctober 26 & Oct 30 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pmOctober 27 - Oct 29 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pmA drive through vote center will be available on election day from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Summit County Fairgrounds in Coalville for anyone needing assistance with a replacement ballot and for same day registration. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations should contact the Clerk’s office at 435-336-3204. BALLOT DROP BOX LOCATIONS for the Election - Open during business hours: All Ballot Drop boxes close at 8:00 pm on Election Day.Coalville City Hall - 10 No MainCounty Clerk’s Office - 60 No Main, CoalvilleSummit County Services Building - 110 N Main, Kamas Box located at entrance on the East side of the building off of the parking lot. Open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-FriPark City Municipal Building - 445 Marsac AveThe Market at Park City - 1500 Snow Creek DrSheldon Richins Building - 1885 W Ute Blvd, Park City. Open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sat Located at the North Entrance ( by the car charging stations)Fresh Market - Jeremy Ranch - 3151 Kilby Rd, Park City For more information about elections in Summit County, visit here. Wasatch County Voter Information Ballots Mailed: October 13-October 27. If you did not receive your ballot, contact the Wasatch County Clerk at (435) 657-3190 or cgriffiths@wasatch.utah.gov. Mail-in voting: Postmark on or before November 2, 2020. Dropbox: Inside County Clerk's Office or Curbside 24 hours per day until 8:00pm on Election Day in the North parking lot outside County Clerk's office, 25 N Main in Heber City. Early paper voting: in the County Clerk’s Office,Oct 27- Oct 30 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Election Day Drive through in-person paper ballot voting and same day registration by provisional ballot will be available November 3rd at the Wasatch County Outdoor Arena, 415 S Southfields RD (1200 West) in Heber City, from 7:00am-8:00pm. Individuals needing special accommodations should contact the Clerk’s office.For more information about elections in Wasatch County, visit here.

Democrat Aimee Armer Looks To Unseat Wasatch County Council Incumbent

Aimee Armer

Democrat Aimee Armer is running for Wasatch County Council seat B against Republican incumbent Steve Farrell.

She believes her qualifications are unique and this report highlights some of  her full-length interview with KPCW on Tuesday.

Democrat Aimee Armer believes a fresh new perspective that unites people and honors the rural history of Wasatch County is needed on the council. She says she has worked for 18 years advocating for the health and welfare of community members and worked in non-profit management.

“I am the director at People’s Health Clinic. I've worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, JDRF, ABA and I'm also involved at the community level on many Wasatch County boards and coalitions. I'm on the board of adjustments for Wasatch County Caring Community Coalition. And I also went back to school to the University of Utah to get my master’s in public administration and my undergrad from USC."

Wasatch County is the fastest growing county in Utah, and Armer thinks the issues accompanying such growth must be addressed more proactively with more regional collaboration.

“There are things that we really need to be doing better, working collaboratively with cities and towns within our county, putting together a vision and plan for our entire county with cities and towns within our county, adapting proactively with vision and goals instead of reactively.”

She says the Jordanelle and MIDA/Extell developments are a concern that will have a trickle-down impact.

“With all of the development that's coming in, that affects everything. That affects infrastructure, it affects roads, it affects schools, it affects traffic, pollution. Around the Jordanelle, there are 20,000 units that are coming in.”

The Military Installation Development Authority known as MIDA will bring massive development to the county under state authorization.

“The more I learn about the approval of Wasatch County Council to let MIDA in, the more concerned I am this project has taken on a life of its own, with state jurisdiction. You know, we're going to have to provide service for six hotels coming in, the Mayflower ski resort, 200,000 square feet of retail village, a Convention Center.”

She supports regional transportation plans to move people from Jordanelle into the Heber Valley. She says it’s important to collaborate with Summit County, Park City and Utah County.

“We would like to make it easier for families and individuals to spend their tax dollars here. And it's also a great example of working together with other counties and other regional partners.

Armer says the County Council needs to step up to the plate and take a leadership role in creating affordable housing so essential workers can live in the community they serve. She wants the council to create a clear, visionary plan with specific goals and objectives identifying number of units needed by income.

“I think we also need to hire an affordable housing expert who will manage and oversee the process and an implement policy. And lastly, our code needs to be updated to bring our in lieu of [fees]up to current standards. Right now, our fee is $28,000 and that should be updated to approximately $82,000.”

She is supportive of the Governor’s new risk assessment and the orders which require the county to mandate masks in public, maintain 6 feet of social distance and limit social gatherings of more than 10 people.

“We don’t want people getting sick and we certainly don't want any deaths but that also we need to make sure that we're staying healthy so that we can keep our businesses open. For the health of our economy, it is also vitally important that we're doing everything we can.”

Armer says Hideout’s efforts to annex 350 acres of Summit County land hasn’t built trust among the parties involved. She says the town of Hideout should have tried to get more regional cooperation from Summit and Wasatch Counties and Park City.

Democratic Candidate Aimee Armer is running for Wasatch County Council Seat B

A link to Aimee Armer's website can be found here. 

KPCW reporter Carolyn Murray covers Summit and Wasatch County School Districts. She also reports on wildlife and environmental stories, along with breaking news. Carolyn has been in town since the mid ‘80s and raised two daughters in Park City.
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