More cities cancel elections

Providence is not the only city in Utah to cancel its November election. In fact five cities are taking advantage of a new law that allows cities to cancel municipal elections when the number of candidates for at-large seats does not exceed the number of positions available.The cities of Cornish, also in Cache County, Fielding in Box Elder County, Marriott-Slaterville in Weber County and Beaver in Beaver County have also chosen not to hold elections.According to the Deseret News, municipalities cancelling elections are required to wait until after the filing deadline for write-in candidates, cancel at least 20 days before the scheduled election and advertise their decision. Providence City had four candidates file for three open council seats but then incumbent David Low withdrew from the race. The election was cancelled last week on a unanimous vote by the current council and certified the remaining three candidates as elected.

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