BALLOT MAILING ISSUE - July 27
Update from Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie:
A clerical error ordered ballots for unaffiliated voters that have the Republican primary congressional race on them. Unaffiliated voters cannot vote in that election.
Today the commission authorized funding to send notification to the 68,000 unaffiliated voters who received those ballots to only vote in their municipal elections and leave the congressional race blank. If you are an unaffiliated voter and received one of these ballots please only vote in your municipal elections and leave the CD3 race blank.
The ballots have bar codes that allow election clerks to see if they are from registered Republicans or unaffiliated voters. When ballots are returned they will be separated by these codes. Ballots from registered Republicans will then be counted. The machine will then be reprogrammed and ballots of unaffiliated voters will be counted and the congressional race on those ballots WILL NOT be counted, even if that race was inadvertently filled in.
All campaigns in the CD3 race have been notified and can have poll watchers at the clerks office to ensure the integrity of the vote tabulation.
If you have additional questions, contact the Utah County Clerks office at 801-851-8109.
VOTE BY MAIL
Congressman Chaffetz has announced that he will be stepping down from office on June 30, 2017. This will require a “special election” to fill the vacancy in that office.
What this means to Highland…… Highland is one of the many cities that make up the 3rd Congressional District. Due to that fact, this “special election” is considered a Federal Election and all Federal Elections are conducted by Utah County.
Utah County will be conducting both elections (if a primary is needed). Utah County has made the decision to conduct these elections…
ALL – VOTE BY MAIL
Registered to Vote?
Highland City will be holding a Primary Municipal and State Special Election on August 15, 2017 and the General Municipal and State Special Election on November 7, 2017