As Park City election nears, so do voter-registration deadlines
As Park City residents are considering their choices in the City Council campaign, they also must be sure they are registered to vote if they intend to cast a ballot.
Deadlines are fast approaching to vote in this year’s election. Someone must be a U.S. citizen, have lived in Utah for at least 30 days prior to Election Day and be at least 18 years old by Election Day to register to vote. They must also provide an acceptable photo identification with proof or residence.
Acceptable identification includes a driver license or a passport. If someone does not have the acceptable identification, they may provide two other forms of proof of residency, such as a utility bill showing their name and address, an insurance card with a name and address or a state identification card.
The deadline for voter registration in person is Oct. 26 at the County Courthouse. The deadline to register to vote online is Oct. 27. Someone registering at the Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 deadlines cannot vote during an early-balloting period, though.
Someone who wants to cast an absentee ballot must submit an application. They are available at the Marsac Building or on the state’s election website, http://www.vote.utah.gov . Someone who wants to vote with an absentee ballot must submit the application by the Thursday before Election Day. Absentee ballots need to be postmarked prior to Election Day. They need to arrive at the Marsac Building before noon on the same day officials hold the election canvass.
Someone who wants to cast an absentee ballot from overseas should submit an application so that it is received at least 20 days prior to Election Day.
The start of voting itself is also quickly approaching. People who are eligible to vote early may cast ballots starting on Oct. 20. The early voting period runs through Oct. 30. Early voting, popular with people who want a more convenient time to vote, will be held on the third floor of the Marsac Building.
To be eligible to vote early, someone must register to vote by Oct. 19 in person at the County Courthouse.
On Election Day, set for Nov. 3, there will be two polling locations inside Park City. People who live in Old Town and Deer Valley will vote in the Park City Council chambers in the Marsac Building. People who live in Prospector, Thaynes, Sidewinder, Park Meadows and Quarry Mountain will vote in the lobby of the Eccles Center.
Three City Council seats are on the ballot in November. Six people are competing in the election.
More information is available on the City Hall website, http://www.parkcity.org . Select ‘Election Information’ from the ‘Government’ dropdown menu on the front page. More information is also available by calling City Hall at 615-5007 or the Summit County Clerk’s office, 615-3203.
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