At last night's city council meeting, Councilwomen Cindy Boyd asked if our city would be interested or able to go to an all mail-in ballot election like some other Utah cities have done. There have been reports that showed that going to an all mail-in ballot increases the voters participation. Here is the issue that is facing Utah County and these mail-in ballot cities for this General Election in November. Utah County Commissioners voted recently that as a county they will not use the all mail-in ballot option for the new county sales tax ballot vote this November. This county sales tax was voted to be on the November ballot at the cost of taxpayers for the sum of about $400,000 for this special election issue. Commissioner Lee is the only commissioner that is against this special election and the cost to the taxpayers. The cities that have adopted the all mail-in ballot option is now facing a more confusing situation for their voters. Their voters will now be required to vote twice in November. The city candidates and issues will be by mail-in ballot only and the county ballot issue will be by polling places. Two different ballots and two different election processes. Pleasant Grove will not be affected by in this November election but may face this in the future if we ever choose to go to an all mail-in ballot election. I personally would rather see an online election rather than an all mail-in ballot if there is a choice.
Written by Jennifer Baptista
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