Notice of Municipal Offices
To be voted on in the Spring City Municipal General Election on November 7, 2017:
Mayoral seat, and (2) City-Council Member seats, 4-year term each.
Candidate Filing Period is between June 1st and 7th, 2017.
Declaration of Candidacy Forms or Nomination Petition must be filed in person with the City Recorder, Dixie Earl, at City Hall between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.
Candidates must meet the following qualifications: 1) Be a United States citizen, 2) Be a registered voter of Spring City, 3) Be a resident of Spring City for at least 365 consecutive days immediately preceding the date of the election, 4) Not be a convicted felon, unless their right to hold elective office has been restored.
The Primary Election, if necessary, will be held Tuesday, August 15, 2017. (UCA §10-3-301)
Spring City 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.