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2018 Wasatch County General Election

Public Notice is hereby given that the 2018 Wasatch County General Election will be held on November 6, 2018. This election will be an all by mail election. The following candidates’ justices and judges, constitutional amendments and nonbinding opinion questions, county bond question and proposition, shall appear in order listed on the 2018 ballot. Vote for one candidate in each race.

Oct. 9 The last day to register by mail or through a registration drive is, October 9

Oct. 16 Ballots mailed to all active registered voters on October 16

Oct. 19 Public Logic and Accuracy testing of voting equipment October 19 at 10:00 AM testing will be at 25 North Main Street, Heber City Utah.

Oct. 22 Last day for a new registrant to register in person or online and receive a by mail ballot, October 22

Oct. 30 Last day to register online (vote.utah.gov) or in-person

Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1, and 2 early voting. Early voting will be held at Wasatch County Clerk-Auditors office 25 North Main Street, Heber City Utah. From 8 am – 5 pm.

Nov. 5 By mail postmark Deadline Ballot envelop must be post marked on or before November 5, 2018.

or place it in a drop box located at Wasatch County Clerk-Auditor office 25 North Main Street, Heber City, ballot drop box open through Election Day.

Nov. 6 Election Day, polls open at 7 am and closed at 8 pm

Nov. 14 Canvass of election will be held November 14, 10:00 AM, the report will be approved

2018 Wasatch County General Election Sample Ballot.

REGISTERED POLITICAL PARTIES

Name Three Letter Abbreviation

Constitution Party CON

United Utah Party UUP

Libertarian Party LIB

Republican Party REP

Green Party GRN

Democratic Party DEM

Independent American Party IAP

U.S. SENATE

Candidate Office Party

TIM AALDERS U.S. Senate Constitution

CRAIG R. BOWDEN U.S. Senate Libertarian

REED C. MCCANDLESS U.S. Senate Independent American

JENNY WILSON U.S. Senate Democratic

MITT ROMNEY U.S. Senate Republican

Write - In U.S. Senate

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Candidate Office Party

JOHN CURTIS U.S. Congressional District 3 Republican

JAMES COURAGE SINGER U.S. Congressional District 3 Democratic

TIMOTHY L. ZEIDNER U.S. Congressional District 3 United Utah

GREGORY C. DUERDEN U.S. Congressional District 3 Independent America

UTAH STATE SENATE

Candidate Office Party

CATHY CALLOW-HEUSSER Utah Senate, District 26 United Utah

RONALD WINTERTON Utah Senate, District 26 Republican

EILEEN GALLAGHER Utah Senate, District 26 Democratic

UTAH STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Candidate Office Party

MEAGHAN MILLER Utah House, District 54 Democratic

TIM QUINN Utah House, District 54 Republican

COUNTY OFFICES

WASATCH COUNTY OFFICES

Candidate Office Party

MARILYN CRITTENDEN County Council At-Large Republican

Write – In County Council At-Large

JEFF WADE County Council East Republican

MIKE DORSEY County Council East Democratic

DANNY GOODE County Council Heber North Republican

SCOTT H SWEAT County Attorney Republican

Write – In County Attorney

JENNIFER LEE County Clerk / Auditor Democratic

BRENT R. TITCOMB County Clerk / Auditor Republican

JARED W RIGBY County Sheriff Republican

NON-PARTISAN LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION

WASATCH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Candidate Office

CORY J HOLMES Local Board of Education, Heber North

TYLER WILSON BLUTH Local Board of Education, Heber South

NON-PARTISAN JUDICIAL RETENTION

JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT & JUDGES OF THE COURT OF APPEALS

Shall CONSTANDINOS (DENO) HIMONAS be retained in the office of Justice of the Supreme Court of Utah?

YES ( ) NO ( )

Shall MARY KATE A. TOOMEY be retained in the office of Judge of the Court of Appeals of Utah?

YES ( ) NO ( )

Shall BRENT H. BARTHOLOMEW be retained in the office of Judge of the Juvenile Court of the Fourth Juvenile Court District?

YES ( ) NO ( )

Shall JENNIFER A BROWN be retained in the office of Judge of the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District?

YES ( ) NO ( )

Shall ROGER W. GRIFFIN be retained in the office of Judge of the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District?

YES ( ) NO ( )

Shall DEREK P. PULLAN be retained in the office of Judge of the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District?

YES ( ) NO ( )

Shall CHRISTINE S. JOHNSON be retained in the office of Judge of the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District?

YES ( ) NO ( )

JUSTICE COURT JUDGES

Shall BROOK J. SESSIONS be retained in the office of Justice Court Judge of Wasatch County?

YES ( ) NO ( )

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT A

Shall the Utah Constitution be amended to modify the period of time that a person in the military needs to serve out of state under an order to federal active duty in order to qualify for a property tax exemption for the military person's residence, allowing the military person to qualify if the period of service is at least 200 days in a continuous 365-day period?

FOR ( ) AGAINST ( )

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT B

Shall the Utah Constitution be amended to authorize the creation of a property tax exemption for real property, such as land or buildings that the state or a local government entity leases from a private owner?

FOR ( ) AGAINST ( )

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT C

Shall the Utah Constitution be amended to:

• authorize the Legislature to convene into a limited session if two-thirds of the Utah Senate and House members agree that convening is necessary because of a fiscal crisis, war, natural disaster, or emergency in the affairs of the state;

• require the Governor to reduce state expenditures or convene the Legislature into session if state expenses will exceed revenue for a fiscal year; and

• require a session of the Legislature, other than the 45-day annual general session, to be held at the state capitol, unless it is not feasible due to a specified condition?

FOR ( ) AGAINST ( )

NONBINDING OPINION QUESTION #1

Ballot Title:

Potential Gas Tax Increase for Public Education and Local Roads

Text of Opinion Question:

To provide additional funding for public education and local roads, should the state increase the state motor and special fuel tax rates by an equivalent of 10 cents per gallon?

Voting Options:

FOR ( ) AGAINST ( )

PROPOSITION NUMBER 2

Ballot Title:

Shall a law be enacted to:

• establish a state-controlled process that allows persons with certain illnesses to acquire and use medical cannabis and, in certain limited circumstances, to grow up to six cannabis plants for personal medical use;

• authorize the establishment of facilities that grow, process, test, or sell medical cannabis and require those facilities to be licensed by the state; and

• establish state controls on those licensed facilities, including:

o electronic systems that track cannabis inventory and purchases; and

o requirements and limitations on the packaging and advertising of cannabis and on the types of products allowed?

Initial Fiscal Impact Estimate:

The Governor's Office of Management and Budget estimates the law proposed by this initiative would result in total fiscal expenses of $2,900,000 ($1,800,000 ongoing and $1,100,000 one-time).

Fee collections would cover about $1,400,000 of ongoing costs. General state revenues would be required for remaining ongoing costs ($400,000) and all onetime costs ($1,100,000).

Under the proposed sales tax exemption, the state and local governments may initially forego $1,600,000 in sales tax revenue. Foregone revenue could increase over time if consumption and taxable sales increase in the later years following implementation.

Consumer and firm behavior different than assumed would alter these estimates.

In addition, the cost of posting information regarding the initiative in Utah’s statewide newspapers and for printing the additional pages in the voter information packet is estimated at $30,000 in one-time funds.

Voting Options:

FOR ( ) AGAINST ( )

PROPOSITION NUMBER 3

Shall a law be enacted to:

•  expand the state Medicaid health coverage program to include coverage, based on income, for previously ineligible low-income adults;

• maintain the following as they existed on January 1, 2017:

o eligibility standards, benefits, and patient costs for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); and

o the payment rate for healthcare providers under Medicaid and CHIP; and

• use the tax increase described below to pay for Medicaid and CHIP?

This initiative seeks to increase the current state sales tax rate by 0.15%, resulting in a 3.191% increase in the current tax rate.

Initial Fiscal Impact Estimate:

The Governor’s Office of Management and Budget estimates that this proposed initiative would, in fiscal year 2021 (upon full phase-in of the federal Affordable Care Act):

• Result in new state fiscal expenses of about $77,000,000 for Medicaid services

•  Increase state sales taxes by about $90,000,000 by increasing the state sales tax rate by 0.15%, from 4.70% to 4.85% (a 3.2% increase from the current tax rate).

Beyond FY 2021, costs could outpace new revenue depending on actual cost and revenue trajectories. Estimates could vary with changes in federal law, federal funding, taxpayer behavior and Medicaid recipient behavior, among other factors.

In addition, the cost of posting information regarding the proposed initiative in Utah’s statewide newspapers and for printing additional pages in the voter information pamphlet is estimated at $30,000 in one-time funds.

Voting Options:

FOR ( ) AGAINST ( )

PROPOSITION NUMBER 4

Ballot Title:

Shall a law be enacted to:

• create a seven-member commission to recommend redistricting plans to the Legislature that divide the state into Congressional, legislative, and state school board districts;

• provide for appointments to that commission: one by the Governor, three by legislative majority party leaders, and three by legislative minority party leaders;

• provide qualifications for commission members, including limitations on their political activity;

• require the Legislature to enact or reject a commission-recommended plan; and

• establish requirements for redistricting plans and authorize lawsuits to block implementation of a redistricting plan enacted by the Legislature that fails to conform to those requirements?

Initial Fiscal Impact Estimate:

The Governor's Office of Management and Budget estimates that the law proposed by this initiative would result in a total fiscal expense of approximately $1 million.

In addition, the cost of posting information regarding the initiative in Utah’s statewide newspapers and for printing the additional pages in the voter information packet is estimated at $30,000 in one-time funds.

Voting Options:

FOR ( ) AGAINST ( )

WASATCH COUNTY OPEN SPACE BOND

PROPOSITION

Shall Wasatch County, Utah (the “County”), be authorized to issue General Obligation Open Space Bonds in the amount not to exceed Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000) for the purpose of paying all or a portion of the costs to acquire, preserve, or protect the permanent protection of open space within the County using all available land preservation tools, including but not limited to acquisition of land, development rights, conservation easements, maintenance of use agreements, or related operation, maintenance or start-up expenses; said Bonds to be due and payable in not to exceed thirty-one (31) years from the date of issuance of the Bonds?

Property Tax Cost of Bonds: If the bonds are issued (without regard to the currently planned issuance of Bonds in phases over time), an annual property tax to pay debt service on the Bonds will be required over a period of thirty-one (31) years in the estimated amount of $19.97 per year on a $300,000 residence and in the estimated amount of $36.30 per year on a business property having the same value.

The foregoing information is only an estimate and is not a limit on the amount of taxes that the County may be required to levy in order to pay debt service on the Bonds. The County is obligated to levy taxes to the extent provided by law in order to pay the Bonds. The amounts are based on various assumptions and estimates, including estimated debt service on the Bonds and taxable values of property in the County.

FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS (YES) ( )

AGAINST THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS (NO) ( )

OFFICIAL BALLOT PROPOSITION FOR THE MIDWAY CITY, UTAH SPECIAL BOND ELECTION

NOVEMBER 6, 2018

Brad Wilson

CITY RECORDER

PROPOSITION

Shall Midway City, Utah (the “City”), be authorized to issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000) (the “Bonds”) for the purposes of partnering with willing landowners, private organizations, land preservation foundations, governmental agencies and private donors, all at the discretion of the City Council, to pay all or a portion of the costs to preserve open space (as open space is defined and is consistent with the Midway City General Plan and as permitted by the laws of the State of Utah) and related improvements, within the proposed annexation boundaries of the City as established in the land use map of the City dated December 13, 2017, including but not limited to acquisition of land, development rights, conservation easements, maintenance of use agreements, or related start-up expenses; said Bonds to be due and payable in not to exceed twenty-one (21) years from the date of issuance of the Bonds?

Property Tax Cost of Bonds: if the Bonds are issued all at once an annual property tax to pay debt service on the Bonds will be required over a period of twenty-one (21) years in the estimated amount of $110.76 per year on a $440,000 residence and in the estimated amount of $201.39 per year on a business property having the same value.

The foregoing information is only an estimate and is not a limit on the amount of taxes that the City may be required to levy in order to pay debt service on the Bonds. The City is obligated to levy taxes to the extent provided by law in order to pay the Bonds. The amounts are based on various assumptions and estimates, including estimated debt service on the Bonds and current taxable values of property in the City.

FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS (YES)

AGAINST THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS (NO)

PRECINCTS 50,51,52,53

OFFICIAL BALLOT FOR THE PARK CITY, UTAH BOND ELECTION

November 6, 2018

Michelle Kellogg

Park City Recorder

Shall Park City, Utah be authorized to issue general obligation bonds to acquire, improve and forever preserve open space, park and recreational land located in Treasure Hill and Armstrong/Snow Ranch Pasture in order to protect the conservation values thereof, to eliminate any future commercial or residential development, and to make limited improvements for public access, trailhead parking and use, in an amount not to exceed $48,000,000 and to mature in no more than 16 years from the date or dates of such bonds?

PROPERTY TAX COST OF BONDS

If the bonds are issued as planned, an annual property tax to pay debt service on the bonds will be required over a period of 16 years in the estimated amount of $194 on a primary residence with an assessed value of $800,000, and in the estimated amount of $353 on a business property having the same assessed value.

The foregoing is only an estimate and is not a limit on the amount of taxes that the governing body may be required to levy in order to pay debt service on the bonds. The governing body is obligated to levy taxes to the extent provided by law in order to pay the bonds.

( ) FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS

( ) AGAINST THE ISSUANCE OF THE BONDS

PRECINCT 54.1

Proposition #10

County General Plan Central and Southern Planning Area Boundary Change

Shall the General Plan be modified to realign a portion of the boundary between the Central and Southern Planning Areas making 650 South the boundary between the two areas for this portion, and adding language explaining the basis for the change? The Central Planning encourages less dense zoning, while the Southern Planning allows for denser zoning. The realignment would add approximately 30 acres to the Central Planning Area and add approximately 20 acres to the Southern Planning Area. This boundary change would not affect the current zoning of the property affected without further action by the County Council.

For the Zone Change (Yes)

Against the Zone Change (No)

COUNTY WIDE

Brent R. Titcomb

Wasatch County Clerk-Auditor

Published in The Wasatch Wave October 10, 17 and 24, 2018.
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