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Ballots must be postmarked by today


Summit and Wasatch County voters should all have received their ballots and need to have them in the mail today by 5 p.m. – or plan to drop them in a drop box before 8 p.m. tomorrow.

As of Monday morning, only 5,500 ballots have been received out of a total of nearly 20,000 registered voters in Wasatch County.

Wasatch County Clerk Auditor Joey Granger says her office will start counting the ballots this afternoon once they get those ballots received over the weekend scanned in. She expects to have most of the results counted by tomorrow night, about an hour or so after the polls close.

While there are municipal elections being held in Heber, Midway, Daniel, Charleston, Wallsburg, and Hideout, all Wasatch County voters should have received a ballot to decide whether to impose a 1/10th of 1% RAP sales tax. If approved, the proceeds will be used for recreation, arts, and parks in Wasatch County.

Wasatch County will have a drive through polling location set up at the Event Center for people who didn’t receive a ballot – or who need to cast a provisional ballot because they didn’t register to vote in time.

“Correct,” Granger said. “So, either one of those or sometimes people just feel better bringing it in, you know, watching it go in the box and somebody seeing it, so just whatever is convenient and to be able to update your registration - do provisional.”

To cast a provisional ballot, voters must have a photo ID plus a bill or utility statement that proves where they live. An outdoor drop box is located at 25 North Main St. in Heber.

Summit County Clerk, Eve Furse reports receiving just over 8,000 ballots so far out of a total of about 29,000 registered voters.

Summit County Municipal elections are being held in Park City, Coalville, Oakley and Kamas. All Summit County voters will decide whether to impose a $50 million open space bond. Those living within the Park City School District boundaries will also decide whether to float a $79.2 million school facilities bond.

Furse will start counting ballots on election day before the polls have closed. She expects to have preliminary results shortly after the ballots close, but the vote isn’t final until the votes are canvassed in another one to two weeks.

Ballots that are not postmarked by Monday will not be counted.

Summit County will have vote centers throughout the county.

“We will have the vote centers all day at Coalville City Hall, the Marsac building, Kimball Junction at the Summit County Library, and at the county library in Kamas and Oakley City Hall,” Furse said. “And that will start at 7 a.m. and they'll be open until 8p.m. And so, anybody who hasn't gotten a ballot or hasn't registered to vote can go do that there.”

Additional drop boxes in Summit County are located at The Market at Park City, People’s Health Clinic and Fresh Market at Jeremy Ranch.