Davis County man finds two ballots in his mailbox
FARMINGTON, Utah – A Davis County man was surprised after he found two ballots addressed to him in his mailbox. Elections officials say, although mistakes like this are rare, it’s a good reminder to call them if something looks off.
Davis County Chief Deputy Clerk Brian McKenzie told KSL-TV that the problem started when the man reregistered with a different party last week.
That caused the system to reissue a ballot.
McKenzie says the system caught the error and voided one of the ballots, but not before the paper copies were sent to the voter.
However, he praised the man for calling in and also reminded other voters to reach out if they see something wrong.
“Anytime a voter has a question on their ballot, we strongly recommend giving us a call. Every situation is unique, every circumstance is unique, so if you have a question, give us a call. We have staff on hand that are happy to explain whatever may have happened or who can provide guidance and instructions,” McKenzie says.
McKenzie says there are a lot of safeguards in the system to prevent fraud, but he also urged people not to try and vote twice.
“If somebody, by chance, did receive two ballots, only one can be counted, and if both are returned, only one will be accepted,” McKenzie says.
Today’s Top Stories
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reacts to Roe v. Wade
- You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake
- San Juan county crash leaves one dead, one injured
- Biden signs bipartisan gun safety bill into law: ‘God willing, it’s going to…
- Elizabeth Smart says she was sexually assaulted on a plane
- Utah leaders react to Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade
- S.B. 174 now in effect in Utah with Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade
- 5 Ways You’re Watering Your Lawn Wrong
- Flight instructor, student, die in crash of USU Aviation plane
- With Roe v. Wade now overturned, could same-sex marriage be next?