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Weber County League of Women Voters, Voterise plan effort to spur voting

By Tim Vandenack - | Oct 5, 2021

TIM VANDENACK, Standard-Examiner

K.C. Shelton of Ogden deposits his ballot in a drop box outside the Main Library in Ogden on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

OGDEN — Turnout in an off-election year like this one typically lags turnout in a presidential year.

In a bid to help counter that, Voterise and the Weber County League of Women Voters will be distributing information on Saturday about voting and registering to vote in Ogden. The focus will be on neighborhoods with traditionally low voter turnout, and volunteers are needed, according to the League.

The Get Out the Vote Day of Service goes from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday and those interested in taking part should meet at the parking lot of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden at 705 E. 23rd St.

“This year, we’ll be promoting the 2021 municipal elections. In the last, countywide local election, fewer than 28% of registered voters participated in the 19 precincts we’re targeting this year!” reads a statement from the league and Voterise.

Participants on Saturday will hang informational fliers on the doors of homes in targeted neighborhoods, but won’t be knocking on doors.

Voters in locales across Weber County will be voting for mayoral and city council spots coming open. Mail-in ballots are to be sent to registered voters starting Oct. 12. The last day to register and get a ballot is Oct. 22, while voting culminates on Nov. 2.


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