Top Mistake Voters Make

With the upcoming Primary Election Day on September 5th, voters are preparing to make their voices heard. However, there’s a common mistake voters often make when participating in the democratic process through mail-in voting: forgetting to sign the outer envelope.

The Importance of Signing the Envelope: When voting by mail, the process includes placing your completed ballot into the official envelope and sending it in. The signature on this envelope serves as a crucial security measure, verifying your identity as a registered voter. This step ensures the integrity of the election and prevents any unauthorized or fraudulent voting.

Salt Lake County Clerk’s Advice: The Salt Lake County Clerk advises all voters to double-check their envelopes before mailing in their ballots. This signature acts as a seal of approval for your vote, confirming your eligibility to participate. See more information about the Salt Lake County Elections office.

Drop or Mail Ballot by Primary Election Day – September 5th: As the Primary Election Day approaches on September 5th, voters in West Jordan may drop off or mail in their ballot.

  • Drop off their ballot at any ballot drop-box (open 24/7) in Salt Lake County. Drop boxes are open until 8 PM on Election Day.
  • Drop it off at any Election Day Vote Center between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM on Election Day.
  • Return it by mail in the postage-paid return envelope provided in your ballot packet. To be valid, your ballot must be postmarked no later than Election Day.

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Key Takeaways for Voters:

  1. Mail-In Voting: For those opting for the convenience of mail-in voting, remember to sign the envelope containing your ballot. This simple act ensures your vote is counted accurately. Read more about voting by mail.
  2. Election Day Awareness: Stay updated on the Primary Election Day details, including candidate information and key issues. View candidates in West Jordan.
  3. Spread the Word: Share this crucial information with friends, family, and neighbors. Ensuring everyone’s vote is counted!

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