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In-person primary voting in Weber County — for those who haven't mailed in their ballots — is Tuesday, June 26, 2018. In this Nov. 8, 2016, photo "I voted stickers" sit atop of a ballot box in the Samuel H. and Marian K. Barker Family Health Technology Building at the Ogden-Weber Technology College.

OGDEN — Mail-in ballots continue to arrive at the Weber County Elections Office, but the time to vote is winding down.

The primary is set for Tuesday and on the ballot are a range of races — one on the Democratic side, several GOP contests and a handful of nonpartisan school board races. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Monday. Alternatively, you can submit them by hand on Tuesday or vote the old-fashioned way, in person at a polling place.

Scroll down for links to prior election coverage.

As of Friday, Ryan Cowley, the Weber County elections director, said 17,730 of about 66,000 mail-in ballots sent to voters had been returned to his office, about 27 percent turnout so far. Interest this cycle, he thinks, is “slightly above average.”

At stake Tuesday, most notably, are the races for seat A on the Weber County Commission and the Weber County sheriff contest. Only Republicans are vying for the posts, so Tuesday’s balloting should decide the final winner of the race.

The county commission hopefuls are James Ebert, the incumbent; James Couts, a land surveyor from Roy; and Gage Froerer, a Utah House member from Huntsville. The sheriff candidates are David MacInnes, a sergeant in the sheriff’s office; Kevin Burns, who left the sheriff’s office earlier this year; and Ryan Arbon, chief of the Perry Police Department. Terry Thompson, the incumbent sheriff, isn’t running again.

Voters may vote early on Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Weber Center, 2380 Washington Blvd. in Ogden. Election Day polling on Tuesday goes from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will take place at the five Weber County Library System libraries — in Ogden, North Ogden, Roy, Huntsville and Washington Terrace — and at the Weber County Fairgrounds exhibition hall.

For more details, go to the Weber County Elections Office website, The office should start releasing unofficial results at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, with counting continuing into the night.

The other races on the GOP primary ballot are for:

The sole Democratic primary is for the 1st District U.S. House seat, between Lee Castillo and Kurt Weiland.

The nonpartisan, school board races are for:

  • The District 2 seat on the Ogden School Board between incumbent Douglas Barker, Davis Smith and Oscar Mata.
  • The District 4 seat on the Ogden School Board between Sheldon Cheshire, Sunni Wilkinson and Iain Hueton.
  • The District 4 seat on the Weber School Board between Brice Lythgoe, incumbent Paul Widdison, Stacy Palen and Edward Peters.

Voters will only be able to weigh in on races in districts where they live and that coincide with their political party. Voters in the respective school board districts may vote in those contests, regardless of their party affiliation.

The winners in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House and Utah House primaries go on to the Nov. 6 general election ballot. The two top vote-getters in the three school board races move on to the November vote.

Prior Weber election coverage:

Davis County races:

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