I’m constantly amazed at how many things I know because I lived through them, and nobody else seems to remember them. I’m not even 80 years old yet.
The current issue is the Garfield County Clerk’s Office insisting that newcomers should vote at their “primary” address instead of their new address.
This issue was litigated extensively in the 1960s when the voting age was changed from 21 to 18. New voters tried to register at their college addresses and clerks told them they should register at home. The courts did not agree — they said that students could register where they live, which may well be in a college dorm.
So Utah laws make sense and clerks who do not follow them should be sanctioned. And individual citizens must pay attention to know their rights.
Jan Miller, Salt Lake City