Utah town forgets to hold elections - again

Just before what would have been Election Day earlier this month, a new city employee in charge of overseeing the voting in the Wasatch County mountain town of Wallsburg, Utah, realized he had forgotten to deal with it. By the time he did realize, it was too late to organize a vote in time for the Nov. 5 deadline.

"Wallsburg never advertised or prepared for an election this year, so no one signed up," Wasatch County Clerk Brent Titcomb told the Salt Lake Tribune. "They're going to have to appoint the current mayor and council for two more years and they'll advertise and have people elected [in 2015]."

The director of the state elections office, Mark Thomas, said that's the same thing that happened two years ago; the mayor and council members were automatically reappointed for two years when the 2011 election was overlooked.

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