SALT LAKE CITY — Relate officials in Utah explain the U.S. Postal Carrier has sent inaccurate files to Utah voters about the upcoming election, decreasing public confidence in the service’s skill to tackle ballots this year.
The predicament of job of Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox acknowledged the Postal Carrier mailed a postcard to homes all the scheme by the roar final week urging voters “to request your mail-in ballot … at the least 15 days before Election Day,” The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Let our news meet your inbox. The news and experiences that matters, delivered weekday mornings.
“All active registered voters in Utah mechanically receive their ballots in the mail. Contributors pause not ought to request a mail-in pollseparately if they personal got previously registered to vote,” Cox acknowledged, arguing that the postcard’s files did not apply in Utah.
Residents personal loads of choices to solid their vote for the Nov. 3 total election collectively with by the mail, by depositing their pollat special plunge boxes, at an in-person early balloting situation or at an in-person or power-up balloting center on Election Day.
Relate officials personal encouraged suggestions rather than balloting on Election Day to diminish crowds and restrict the threat of spreading COVID-19.
The Postal Carrier has moreover urged voters to procure-mail ballots a week before Election Day to support be sure they arrive on time however that is more fundamental in other states. Officers veil that the ballots must calm be got in Utah handiest one day before the official canvass two weeks after Election Day.
County clerks are required to mail ballots to all active registered voters the week of Oct. 13. Voters will then personal till 5 p.m. on Oct. 23 to register to vote and mechanically receive a mail ballot.
“We motivate voters to set ahead by going to vote.utah.gov to envision their registration set, register to vote, or update their tackle,” Cox’s predicament of job acknowledged in a observation.