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Voter-registration information posted

by Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

City Hall has posted on its website information about registering to vote in the Park City Council election, providing Parkites plenty of time to put their names on the voter rolls since there will not be a primary election.

People who want to submit registration forms in person at City Hall or at the County Courthouse must do so by Oct. 24 in order to vote on Election Day. The postmark deadline for mailed-in registration forms is Oct. 9.

If someone registers within 30 days of an election, they are not eligible to cast a ballot during the early-voting period. They must vote on Election Day itself.

To be eligible to register to vote, someone must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have lived in the community where they will vote for at least 30 days immediately preceding the next election
  • be at least 18 years old on or prior to the election
  • provide photo identification or another sort of proof of residency

    People voting in Park City must live within the Park City limits.

    Park City voters in November will select three members of the City Council. Five people are campaigning for the seats, not enough to force what would have been a September primary. Election Day is Nov. 8.

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    Primary elections will be held in some of the cities on the East Side of Summit County, requiring earlier voter-registration deadlines in order for people to be eligible to cast a ballot in the primaries. Primaries are scheduled in Coalville, Francis, Kamas and Oakley.

    The postmark deadline to mail in voter-registration forms is Aug. 15 for people who want to vote in one of the primaries. The deadline for people wishing to vote in a primary and who plan to register in person at the Summit County Clerk’s Office is Aug. 30.

    Kent Jones, the Summit County clerk, said he does not expect a sharp increase in voter-registration filings prior to the primary deadline, saying municipal primaries do not attract the same amount of interest as state and federal primaries.

    For more information, visit City Hall’s website, http://www.parkcity.org . Select the ‘Government’ dropdown menu and then ‘Election Information 2011.’ More information is also available by contacting Sharon Bauman, City Hall’s election official. Her number is 615-5184. Additional information is also available from the Summit County Clerk’s Office, 615-3203.

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