Filing window for municipal candidates cut in half

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    March 27, 2013 3:17 a.m.

    This makes some common sense to standardize elections across the state and not by county or city controls. But why is it not okay to register before the 45 day time frame? I think that should be a variable for people or military who are prone to deployment not coinciding with registration dates. The military or people with jobs that encompass short term, 90 days or less, out of state or out of country time frames can vote or run for office.

    The absentee ballot problem could be addressed by state operated office for military personnel and maintained by the states congressmen in Washington in conjunction with the DOD and military deployment. This way national balloting would have some oversight and level of importance with military connections that would insure timely delivery of world wide distribution of balloting. Its a difficult task for local government to locate and track full time military constantly on the move and changing duty stations.

    In my years of overseas military deployment for 4 years, not one time was I ever informed of or aware of any elections and voting in them. So it is a problem.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 26, 2013 4:53 p.m.

    This is a benefit for those serving in the military to get the ballots, maybe before the election. However, with national elections, they will figure a way out in Washington, D.C. how to subvert the intent and get the ballots to the servicemen and women after November's general election to invalidate the voting.