Cache County preparing for another mail-in ballot primary

Cache County was one of the first in the state of Utah to start using vote-by-mail ballots. Cache County Clerk Jill Zollinger says for the most part local residents seem to like the switch. It is estimated by Utah’s Lieutenant Governor that 90 percent of those voting in the state’s primary election will be voting by mail.

Zollinger says the county will be mailing out ballots on June 6 in preparation for the primary election on June 28. To participate in the vote, you must be a registered to vote by mail by May 31; or, you can register in person at the Cache County Clerk’s office or online at by June 21.

On KVNU’s For the People program, Zollinger said there is only one contest for Democrats this year and that is for United States Senator and the candidates are Misty Snow and Jonathan Swinton. She explained that there will a few candidates in the Republican Primary as well.

“We have the governor race with Governor (Gary) Herbert and Jonathan Johnson. We also have a council race for Logan District 1,” she said. “That is the seat that has been held by Corey Yeates who is not going to run again. That is Casey Saxton and Karl Ward, both running as Republicans.”

Zollinger said for those who do not want to vote by mail, there will be 11 places to drop off your ballot.

“Most of these are in city office buildings,” Zollinger explained. “We’ve got Hyde Park city office, Hyrum, Logan, Nibley, North Logan, Providence, Richmond, Smithfield, and Wellsville.

“We will also have a drop off center here at the Clerk’s office. We will also have a drop off location at the Taggart Student Center (at Utah State University).”

Zollinger reminds Republicans that they must not only be registered in order to vote, they also have to be registered Republicans to vote in the Republican primary.

Democrats are not asked to be registered for their party.

The county clerk invites anyone to call her office if they have any questions about the election or if they do not receive their ballot in the mail. The number is 755-1460.

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