Levan Town will be participating in Vote by Mail for our Municipal Elections! The Utah Lt. Governor’s office has been conducting a study on how to administer an election in which all registered voters receive a ballot in the mail and then cast their vote by mailing the marked ballot back or by dropping it off at a designated location. This study has concluded and the findings are noteworthy. The Lt. Governor’s Office, which oversees elections in Utah, supports the choice to conduct a Vote by Mail election because of the study results.
The study found that the benefits of Vote by Mail included:
- Increased voter turnout in every city and town that voted by mail in 2013.
- Most places reduced their cost of conducting an election.
- The voters had more privacy and time to decide and prepare their ballots.
- Vote by Mail voters made fewer errors than in person voters.
- There was no need for poll workers. (They are becoming harder and harder to find.)
- Bad weather did not affect voter turnout.
- They found little evidence of voter fraud.
- Ballots can be tracked online, reducing the chance of lost or tampered ballots.
- Every signature is verified.
Watch for more information about this exciting new election process for our town. This information will be posted on the Town Website, levantown.org "Election Information"; and at the US Post Office, the Country Junction, and in the bulletin case at Town Hall. If you have questions, you may talk to the Council members or the Town Clerk.
Declaration of Candidacy Forms or Nomination Petition must be filed in person
with the Town Clerk at 20 North Main
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m Monday – Thursday
by contacting the Town Clerk
by email or phone when the office is not open
between the hours of: 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
to make arrangements to file in person
Phone: (435) 681-0079