How Summit County’s ballot manipulates the vote

Like many people around Park City, you’ve may have already sent in your ballot for next Tuesday’s election. You may have even cast a vote for or against local initiatives called Proposition 9 or Proposition 10 (on transit and buses). If you have voted, thanks! It’s one of the cornerstones of our democracy. What worries me, though, …

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We are now the “Sign Nazis”

Last night we talked about political signs and the need to have them taken down (when they are in violation of the law). Today we filed our first formal complaint against political signs. It’s actually quite easy thanks to Summit County’s great reporting tool. So, yes, you too can join us in our witch hunt against illegal …

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Election Sign Violations

During the last election, we wrote about election signs that violated Summit County and Park City laws. It is illegal to put election signs in the “public right of way.” This basically means most signs you see along the side of the road violate election law. In the case of past election cycles, we really only …

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Tracking People Running For Election… and Their Promises

With the deadline for submitting names for the November election just under a month away, we thought it may be a good idea to keep track of who was running for what, what their goals are, and election promises they make. Thankfully Phil Kaplan just happened to assist our efforts by announcing he was running …

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Hey, whatever became of…

Remember the election a few months ago? What about those allegations of electioneering charged against both sides in the school bond election? If you recall, the Park Record reported, “According to a press release issued late Wednesday by the county attorney’s office, there have been reports of school district representatives potentially using public funds to …

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Please Consider Running For a Local Government Office in 2016

Many of us gripe about things in our community. Perhaps you think the School Board members could have handled the bond election better. Maybe you think all our leaders do is talk about fixing transportation but never do anything. Possibly you don’t like the way the dog issue has been handled. It Could be you believe that …

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Where You Can Vote Today

I’ve received two emails and one call because people showed up to a place where they’d voted in the past but polling was not taking place. Fewer locations are being used today because it’s an off year election. We also heard a report from someone voting at Ecker Hill that the lines were long and election workers …

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