No more voting booths in Sunset as city chooses mail-only ballots

Published: Friday, March 22 2013 1:50 p.m. MDT

The Utah Lieutenant Governor’s Election Office is currently studying the feasibility of transitioning all of Utah to a mail-only election system. A committee will study the ramifications as early as this fall, but it would be at least 2015 before such a change could be made, according to Mark Thomas, state director of elections.

"(All-by-mail voting) may be the a direction the state wants to go, but it would take a while to put an appropriate bill together,” Thomas said. “It would likely be hundreds of pages because of all the policies that would need to be considered and voter fraud will be at the top of the list of the lieutenant governor’s concerns.”

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