Election Ballots Arriving Around the Basin

Most folks around the Basin have received their election ballots in the mail and if you weren’t yet registered to vote, it’s not too late. The deadline to register to vote is November 1st and can be done physically at the county clerk’s office or by visiting www.vote.utah.gov. Uintah County Clerk/Auditor Mike Wilkins encourages all voters to get their ballots in the mail and to remember they must be postmarked before November 7th. Common questions over the ballot include confusion over school board races and whether or not you have to vote your party. “With the school board races, only the candidates running in your district will be on your ballot,” explains Wilkins. “There are 3 district offices up for election so it depends on where you live of which candidates you’ll choose from.” As far as voting your party, Wilkins says you can split your vote however you choose on every single race, regardless of which party you are registered with. For more information on voting in the upcoming election, visitwww.vote.utah.gov.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.