STGnews Voter’s guide for Municipal Elections 2013; Washington, Kane, Iron Counties

SOUTHERN UTAH – The 2013 municipal general election is fast approaching, and it’s up to you, the citizens, to head to the polls and make your vote count. Want to know who’s running in your local race? Not sure where or when to vote? Got a question about rights and rules? St. George News has the information you need to make the best choice on election day.

On election day, Nov. 5, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., after which votes will be tallied and results announced. Some municipalities will offer early voting on business days from Oct. 22 through Nov. 1, while others allow vote-by-mail only.

Your voter registration must be postmarked no later than 30 days before the election (if sending by mail) or received no later than 15 days before the election (if registering online).

Absentee ballots are only valid if postmarked before election day and received before noon on the day of the official canvass. If you have not mailed your absentee ballot before election day, you can still vote at the polls, but you must take your absentee ballot with you to the polling place. The poll worker will cancel the absentee ballot and then allow you to cast your vote.

If you are denied voting at the polls on election day for any reason, you have the right to cast a provisional ballot, which will hold your vote until you can address the issue(s) with the county clerk, who will determine if you indeed have the right to vote.

Both elections.utah.gov and vote.utah.gov provide a wealth of information on candidates, voting instructions, voter’s rights and other election day necessities. A quick guide for voters, provided by the Washington County Clerk’s Office, can be found here.

On the ballot

Candidates

With the exception of unopposed races, municipalities will have elections for mayor and two city/town council seats. A list of candidates in all the municipalities covered in this report can be found here.

Special elections

Washington and Kane County residents will also vote on special elections as part of their ballots. 

The Washington County School District Board of Education will be holding a special bond election. Proposition 9, if passed, will authorize the board to issue general obligation bonds totaling no more than $185 million that will mature within 20 years. The funds will be used to develop new facilities and improve existing properties owned by the district.

The Kane County School District Board of Education will hold a local levy tax election. Proposition 1, if passed, will authorize the board to establish a local levy tax rate increase of .001033 per dollar of taxable value at the start of the 2014-15 school year.

Voting information

Apple Valley

Election day voting: All residents vote at Apple Valley Town Hall, 1777 North Meadowlark Drive.

Enterprise

Early voting: Residents may vote from 8 a.m. to noon at the Enterprise City Offices, 375 South 200 East.

Election day voting: All residents vote at the Enterprise City Offices, 375 South 200 East.

Hildale

By-mail voting: Ballots must be postmarked for delivery no later than election day. Residents can also bring their ballots to Hildale City Hall, 320 East Newel Avenue, on election day during normal business hours.

Hurricane

Early voting: Residents may vote during regular business hours at the Hurricane City Offices, 147 North 870 West.

Election day voting: Residents vote at the designated polling location for their assigned voting precinct. View the map or call 435-635-2811 for more information.

Ivins

Early voting: Residents may vote at Ivins City Hall, 55 North Main Street. Hours vary; a schedule can be found here.

Election day voting: Residents vote at the designated polling location for their assigned voting precinct. View the schedule or call 435-628-0606 for more information.

LaVerkin

Election day voting: All residents vote at LaVerkin City Hall, 111 South Main Street.

Leeds

By-mail voting: Residents must have their ballot postmarked for mail delivery by Nov. 4 or bring it to the Washington County Clerk’s Office, 197 East Tabernacle Street in St. George, before polls close on election day.

New Harmony

By-mail voting: Residents must have their ballot postmarked for mail delivery to the New Harmony Town Hall, P.O. Box 620, by Nov. 4.

Rockville

By-mail voting: Residents must bring their completed ballot to Rockville Town Hall, 43 East Main Street, by Oct. 31 or have it postmarked for mail delivery by Nov. 4.

Santa Clara

Early voting: Residents may vote at Santa Clara City Hall, 2603 Santa Clara Drive. Hours vary; a schedule can be found here.

Election day voting: All residents vote at Santa Clara City Hall, 2603 Santa Clara Drive.

Springdale

By-mail voting: Residents must bring their completed ballot to Springdale Town Hall, 118 Lion Boulevard, by Oct. 31 or have it postmarked for mail delivery by Nov. 4.

St. George

Early voting: Residents may vote at the St. George City Office, 175 East 200 North. Hours vary; a schedule can be found here.

Election day voting: Residents vote at the designated polling location for their assigned voting precinct. View the schedule or call 435-627-4000 for more information.

Toquerville

Election day voting: All residents vote at Toquerville Town Hall, 212 North Toquer Boulevard.

Virgin

Election day voting: All residents vote at Virgin Town Hall, 114 South Mill Street.

Washington City

Early voting: Residents may vote at the Washington City Office, 111 North 100 East. Hours vary; a schedule can be found here.

Election day voting: Residents vote at the designated polling location for their assigned voting precinct. View the mapschedule or call 435-656-6300 for more information.

Brian Head

By-mail voting: Residents must have their ballot postmarked for mail delivery to the Iron County Clerk’s Office, 68 South 100 East, Parowan, by Nov. 4.

Cedar City

Early voting: Residents may vote at the Cedar City Offices, 10 North Main Street, during regular business hours.

Election day voting: Residents vote at the designated polling location for their assigned voting precinct. View the schedule or call 435-586-2950 for more information.

Enoch

Election day voting: All residents vote at the Enoch City Office, 900 East Midvalley Road.

Paragonah

By-mail voting: Residents must have their ballot postmarked for mail delivery to the Iron County Clerk’s Office, 68 South 100 East, Parowan, by Nov. 4.

Parowan

Election day voting: All residents vote at Parowan Elementary School, 128 West 100 North.

Big Water

By-mail voting: Residents must have their ballot postmarked for mail delivery to the Kane County Clerk’s Office, 76 North Main Street, Kanab, by Nov. 4.

Glendale

By-mail voting: Residents must have their ballot postmarked for mail delivery to the Kane County Clerk’s Office, 76 North Main Street, Kanab, by Nov. 4.

Kanab

Early voting: Residents may vote at the Kane County Clerk’s Office, 76 North Main Street, Kanab, during regular business hours.

Election day voting: Residents vote at the designated polling location for their assigned voting precinct. View the schedule or call 435-644-2458 for more information.

Stay tuned to STGnews.com for election day coverage and results as they unfold.

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