The Weber County ballots are out; Upcoming West Haven Candidates Forum | News, Sports, Jobs
OGDEN – The ballots have been mailed out and every registered voter in Weber County is expected to have one or will soon receive one.
They started arriving in voters’ mailboxes last week and Ryan Cowley, head of the Weber County Election Office, expects the filled ballots to start returning to his “thick and heavy” office. ‘here the end of the week. At stake are several mayor and city council positions across the county, as well as a proposal to issue bonds in the Weber School District to cover the cost of building new schools.
In the meantime, at least one more candidate forum is in the works for voters still trying to make up their minds. Candidates for West Haven City Council will meet at a forum Friday at 6:30 p.m. at West Haven Town Hall, 4150 S. 3900 West. It is also due to be streamed live on the West Haven Civic Engagement Facebook page for those who wish to watch from home.
Two positions are up for grabs on West Haven City Council and four candidates are in the running – Clarence Kelley, Jonathan Swapp, Ryan Saunders and David Smith. With incumbents Rob Vanderwood, a mayoral hopeful, and Randy Hunter not running again, the board will have two new faces.
Also on the ballot across the county are city council positions in Ogden, North Ogden and Roy, among other localities, as well as mayoral positions in West Haven and several other towns.
Residents of Marriott-Slaterville will not get ballots for mayoral and city council races because the number of candidates in each race is the same as the number of open slots. That is, there is only one candidate for mayor and two candidates for the two council seats opening.
However, Marriott-Slaterville voters will still get ballots to weigh in on the issue of Weber School District’s obligations.
Most Weber County voters vote by mail or deposit their ballots in drop boxes. If mailed, they must be postmarked by November 1, but they can also be placed in one of the many drop boxes in the county by November 2.
The in-person vote will take place on November 2 at the Weber Center in Ogden, where the county elections office is located. For more information, visit the Weber County Elections website at weberelections.gov.