Why should we vote???
Election Day, one of the most important days of the year, is just around the corner. Like you, we’ve been inundated with political advertisements, social media posts, and other messages on a daily basis. It’s easy to get turned off by the negativity of elections and politics. While a lot of attention is paid to presidential candidates, keep in mind that this November 3, your vote will collectively determine 33 U.S. Senate seats, 435 U.S. House of Representatives seats, 20 gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial seats, 128 state and local executive office seats across 28 states, as well as 95 statewide ballot measures. This is why Realtors® to vote, and why you should too! Take just 60 seconds and hear from local Cache Valley Realtors® on why your vote is so important…
VOTING IS EASY
Once a registered voter, casting a ballot by mail is easy and convenient. Your voter registration must be received by your county clerk before 5:00 pm on Friday, October 23, 2020. However, you may register to vote at an early voting location or at a polling location on Election Day, but you will need to bring two forms of identification with you.
Your county clerk uses various security and privacy measures to ensure that your mail ballot is secret and counted accurately. Some counties offer prepaid postage on your ballot envelope, and other counties do not. Refer to the instructions that are included in your ballot. If your county does not offer prepaid postage and you cannot obtain a stamp, your county may offer drop box locations.
CLICK HERE to register online to vote. Your address must match the address on file with the Utah Driver License Division. If you address is not current with the DLD, you may still use the online voter registration system, but you will be required to print the voter form with the correct address, sign and mail it in.
MAIL IN BALLOT
If you are an active registered voter, then yes, you will automatically receive a ballot in the mail. Your county clerk will mail ballots between October 13, 2020 and October 27, 2020. If you do not receive a ballot shortly after this time, immediately contact your county clerk’s office.
VOTE IN PERSON
Cache County will be accepting votes BY MAIL ONLY. No polling locations will be available on election day. Voters with disabilities who need assistance casting their vote can do so at the Cache County offices. Call (435) 755-1460 to schedule an appointment.
LOCAL ELECTIONS MATTER
The presidential contest understandably grabs a lot of the media’s attention, however, the general election is not the alpha and omega of politics in our country. Indeed, there are so many other down-ballot races happening, not just on November 3rd, but throughout the year, that are just as impactful as the general election. In fact, some of them may even be more important to your everyday life. Because when our leaders at the very top fail us, it is often local and state officials who can step in and make change. Let us explain…
Most of the issues that affect your day-to-day life are decided at the local level. With that in mind, you want someone in office who you believe will make decisions best suited to the needs of the people in your area.
You can influence the policy decision you’re most passionate about! Like roads, infrastructure, zoning & development. You have a say… you might as well use it.
Local elections are decided on the margins, which is how change happens – rights are granted and rights are taken away. Democracy does not work if we don’t participate, and it creates a disconnect between us and those that create policy & law.
REALTORS® work hard to protect and promote homeownership and property investments. We understand that in order to build strong, healthy communities, and create a vibrant business environment, strong candidates must be elected to our City Councils. Your local REALTORS® come together and speak with one voice about the stability a sound and dynamic real estate market brings to our communities.
Cache Valley REALTORS® know the importance of participating in our local elections. This is why we encourage you to get to know your candidates and make the commitment to cast your vote!