In the Wasatch County town of Wallsburg, the city employee responsible for oversight of elections brought new meaning to the job description by overlooking the election altogether.So ... what now for elected officials in Wallsburg?
The new recorder in the town of about 275 just east of Deer Creek Reservoir forgot to announce the opening of the filing period or arrange to hold an election Nov. 5, when voters across the state cast their ballots in municipal elections.
The leaders of Wallsburg were told by state elections officials to keep serving until an election can be held in two years.And guess what? It's apparently not the first time this has happened here:
“We will remember them in 2015,” Titcomb said. “They will definitely have an election in 2015.”
Mark Thomas, director of the state elections office, said Wallsburg didn’t schedule an election two years ago, either, and the council members had to be appointed then, as well. Those appointed seats should have been up for election in the November election, but were not, he said.Guess we can file this story under #SmallTownProblems.