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Voters in some Utah County cities may have to vote twice

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 24, 2015 at 10:23 p.m.



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PROVO, Utah (AP) — Voters in some Utah County cities may have to vote twice this November.

Five cities —Lehi, Alpine, Vineyard, Orem and Cedar Hills — are conducting their 2015 municipal elections entirely by mail with the hope that it boosts voter participation.

But Utah County doesn't want to include a proposed county-wide tax increase on those ballots because most of the county's other voters will still need to go to the polls on Election Day.

Utah County Clerk Bryan Thompson says if the five cities include the county tax proposal on their mail-in ballots, it could give those cities greater influence on the issue if their turnout is higher.

The county may require residents in the five cities to vote in-person on the tax after mailing in their city ballots.

Utah County commissioners plan to discuss it Tuesday.

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