Utah Lt. Gov. calls for investigation of former Juab County election official for alleged election offenses

Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson requested that the Utah Attorney General’s office investigate reports of “potential election offenses.”

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson makes a comment during a news conference, on the final day of the legislative session, on Friday, March 3, 2023.

Former Juab County Clerk/Auditor Alaina Lofgran is under investigation for alleged misconduct relating to election violations.

According to a press release issued by Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson’s office, Juab County officials alerted her office to “potential election offenses” in February. Henderson’s office asked Attorney General Sean Reyes to investigate those allegations. Reyes’ office served a subpoena related to the investigation on March 6.

“Trust in elections is a hallmark of our system of government. All reports of election violations are treated with utmost urgency,” Henderson said in a press release. “So far, the allegations and evidence warrant a state investigation that could involve criminal charges.”

Reyes’ office confirmed they were investigating but would not comment further.

Lofgran, a Republican, served two terms as Juab County Clerk/Auditor. She was first elected in 2014 but did not run for re-election in 2022. She did not respond to multiple requests for comment from The Salt Lake Tribune.