The Washington County Clerk’s Office has made a change in how registered voters will be casting their ballots in all future county elections. Washington County will be conducting its elections mainly By Mail. Starting with the upcoming November 6, 2018 election, eligible registered voters will be receiving their ballots in the mail. In addition, Washington County will have 6 to 7 Vote Centers available on Election Day to assist voters from 7am to 8pm. Each vote center will offer accommodations for voters who have motor or visual difficulties.
(This decision by the county will not change any cities, towns or special service districts ability to administer their municipal elections as they see fit.)
By Mail voters will be receiving their ballots 3 weeks before each Election Day. Eligible registered voters in Washington County do not need to request a ballot to be mailed to them, one will be mailed to their residential or mailing address automatically.
NOTE: The Post Office cannot “Forward” ballots. In the event that a resident will be traveling or will be away from their residence, the registered voter can go to www.vote.utah.gov and fill out an absentee ballot request. By filling out this absentee ballot request the resident will be able to tell us where to mail their ballot for each individual election.
To ensure that voters get their ballot quickly, if you have moved or have had a mailing address change, please go to www.vote.utah.gov and re-register to vote with your current residential and or mailing address.
Any voter who wishes to opt out of receiving a By Mail ballot must do so in writing. Opt out letters must be submitted to:
Washington County Clerk’s Office
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770-3443
Vote Center locations will be announced at a later time.
The Washington County Commissioners will be meeting with Federal agencies over the next several weeks to discuss potential solutions on flood control measures in Dammeron Valley.
There will be a public meeting held on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Dammeron Valley Fire Station, where the Commissioners will hear some of your ideas and potential solutions as well as be prepared to share their findings.
In the interim, the Commissioners wanted to ensure that Dammeron Valley residents are aware of a possible property tax adjustment for homes that sustained 30% or more valuation loss as a result of a natural disaster, (Utah State Code 59-2-1004.5).
Any resident that feels he/she may qualify is encouraged to contact the Washington County Assessor’s Office at: 435-634-5703.
Receive alerts for emergencies and other important community messages by signing up for the Citizen Alert System for Washington County, Utah. This notification system enables the cities within Washington County Utah to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.
You will receive time-sensitive messages using whichever method you specify, such as your home, cell, or business phone, email, text message, hearing impaired receiving devices, and more. You pick where, you pick how.
Washington County Road Department will be chip sealing various roads in July 2018 according to the schedule below. Please be aware of County Road Department personnel and equipment. Drivers may want to avoid these areas if possible and plan for extra time when you are traveling.
Monday, July 09, 2018 — East Veyo
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 — Veyo to Gunlock MM 13
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 — Veyo to Gunlock MM 9.25
Thursday, July 12, 2018 — Veyo to Gunlock MM6 & McGregor Pl
Monday, July 16, 2018 — Gunlock Rd MM2.75
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 — Gunlock Rd to Old Highway 91
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 — Motoqua Rd (some Old Highway 91)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 — Portions of Old Highway 91
Notice is hereby given that on May 24, 2018, at 10:00 AM, I will offer for sale (unless redeemed prior to sale) at public auction, pursuant to the provisions of section 59-2-1351 Utah Code, the following described real estate situated in said county and now held by it under preliminary tax sale. This sale will be located in the Washington County Administration Building, 197 East Tabernacle, St George, Utah (Google Maps), and will be by open bidding wherein the full parcel will be sold to the highest dollar bidder. No bids will be accepted for an amount less than the outstanding balance as shown below which includes taxes, interest, penalty, and administrative costs. Any amount received in excess of the outstanding balance will be treated as surplus property and be paid to the State Treasurer. Successful bidders must tender full payment to the Washington County Treasurer by 4:00 pm of the business day immediately following the day of the tax sale. A partial payment of no less than 25% (non-refundable) of the bid amount must be paid to the Treasurer on the day of the sale. Payments must be cash, wire transfer, or certified funds made payable to the “Washington County Treasurer” in the exact amount of the bid. If a successful bidder fails to satisfy the requirements of this subsection, the Clerk/Auditor may contact the next highest bidder and offer the property to that bidder for the amount of the bidder’s highest bid. If this bidder declines to accept the offer, the Clerk/Auditor may then contact the next highest bidder.
The County Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any sale although it is their intent to accept all sales that meet the minimum bid requirement. The Washington County Commission will ratify this sale on June 5th, at its regular scheduled commission meeting.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of the bidder to determine the physical aspects of the land, its geographical location, accessibility, and availability or validity of water rights.
Kim M. Hafen
WASHINGTON COUNTY CLERK/AUDITOR
Published in the Spectrum
April 29 and May 6, 13 & 20, 2018
Check out Washington County’s information website about the Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan Expansion Act. This website contains a message from the County Commissioners, FAQ, Summary, and Maps.
Washington County Clerk is seeking bid proposals for Ballot Printing Services from qualified printers to provide a variety of optical scan ballot lengths – 11”, 14” 17” and 19” ballots. Print Election Ballot Envelope set(s), outgoing and return envelopes. Full service printing, processing and mailing of all By Mail election ballots.
All ballots that are printed must meet ES&S Election Systems and Software requirements, an ES&S Ballot Productions Guide is available on request.
All envelope set(s), outgoing and return envelopes with voter signature covered, must meet USPS, the State of Utah and Washington County requirements.
While Utah is currently enjoying a higher level of employment, poverty continues to be challenging. Utah’s Lt. Governor Spencer Cox created an Intergenerational Poverty Committee, or IGP, two years ago, to address how to handle the recurring problem from generation to generation. Lt. Gov. Cox asked counties to put together a plan to address issues related to it.
The goal is to reduce the number of Utah families in the cycle of poverty. Washington County’s IGP Committee is using middle class mentors and education, hoping to change the trend of the families impacted.