In about a month, Canyons District voters will head to the polls where they’ll be asked to consider supporting a $283 million, tax-rate-neutral bond that would be used to rebuild or remodel seven aging schools, build a new school to accommodate growth, and add front office security and accessibility upgrades and/or skylights and windows for more natural light at 18 elementary schools. In all, more than 17,000 children at 27 schools in Cottonwood Heights, Sandy, Draper, Midvale, and the town of Alta would be impacted.
Whatever CSD residents decide, we want their decisions to be informed by the facts, which is why we’ve made information available on a special website: www.bond.canyonsdistrict.org. It’s also important that they vote.
There are multiple ways to perform your civic duty in Utah, making it more convenient than ever. You can vote by mail (all registered voters in Salt Lake County receive mail-in ballots) vote early in person, or vote in person on Election Day. But in order to voter, you must first register.
How to Register to Vote
You can find out if you’re already registered to vote by typing your current address into the voter information fields at this website: https://vote.utah.gov/vote/menu/. If you aren’t registered, or have moved since the last time you voted, you can register online at this same website as long as you have a Utah driver’s license or state ID. If you don’t have a Utah driver’s license — maybe you’ve recently relocated from another state — you can still register online, but you’ll have to print out a form and mail it in. You also can go to your county clerk’s office and register in person.
What’s the Deadline to Register?
The last day to register for mail-in votes is on Tuesday, Oct. 10. But you have until Oct. 31 to register online to vote in person.
Where Do I Vote?
Here’s a link to polling places: https://slco.org/clerk/elections/voter-information/election-day-vote-center/. Voters may vote at any of the Vote Centers listed at this website. Vote Centers will be open on Election Day (Nov. 7, 2017) from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Don’t forget to bring a valid form of identification.
How to Vote by Mail?
Here’s a link to a quick video that explains the mail-in voting process: