BALLOTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BALLOTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah candidate wonders how he won by one, then lost by five votes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58157582-90/ballots-buhman-county-dyer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58157582-90/ballots-buhman-county-dyer.html.csp">Utah candidate wonders how he won by one, then lost by five votes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T19:40:52.275-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 07:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Millard County Commission candidate who thought he’d won the Republican primary last month, only to learn he lost by five votes is questioning whether the ballot tally was on the level. Jim Dyer appeared to have eked out a one-vote win over incumbent James Withers, only to see the outcome flip at the final tally. County Clerk Norma Brunson said there were a number of provisional and absentee ballots — all legally cast — that were added to the final results, giving Withers a five-vote margin of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58157582@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:40:52 MDT Editorial: It’s time for Utah voters to just mail it in http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147225-82/mail-voters-turnout-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147225-82/mail-voters-turnout-county.html.csp">Editorial: It’s time for Utah voters to just mail it in</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T10:26:35.731-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On this Independence Day weekend, we honor those who broke from the English monarchy to establish a government “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Now if we could just get the governed to consent. Salt Lake County held a primary election last month, and not even 10 percent of registered voters participated. That turnout disappointed Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen, but she acknowledges the primary turnout has been below 7 percent before. Low turnout is not uni...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147225@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 10:26:35 MDT Salt Lake County primary turnout below 10 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58143380-90/county-mail-primary-election.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58143380-90/county-mail-primary-election.html.csp">Salt Lake County primary turnout below 10 percent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T07:44:34.224-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 07:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The paltry turnout for the June 24 primary election provided more evidence that Salt Lake County is — or should be — headed toward vote-by-mail elections, in the view of longtime County Clerk Sherrie Swensen. “Voting by mail gives people more time to study the issues and study the candidates,” she told the County Council on Tuesday during its formal canvass of the primary election results. “And the turnout is greater.” Only 9.74 percent of the 435,000 registered voters in Salt Lake County cast b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58143380@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:44:34 MDT