Concern over mail-in ballots ahead of Election Day

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DRAPER, Utah (News4Utah) – Peter McMullin has a sign supporting Proposition 2 in his yard, and he’s wondering if his public support for medical marijuana has led to someone stealing his mail-in ballots.

“The idea that somebody could be doing that? That’s bad, that’s a felony,” said McMullin.

When his first mail-in ballot didn’t arrive, he contacted the county clerk. He says he was told a new ballot would be sent to him by earlier this week; that, too, hasn’t arrived.

“It’s really frustrating,” said McMullin.

And, he says, he’s not the only one to feel that frustration. At least one other person has posted to a Facebook group that their ballot has been stolen.

“Surprisingly high number of people with the same story,” said McMullin.

Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen told ABC4 that most of the people who don’t get their mail-in ballots on time are people who have moved and haven’t updated their address.

“If they didn’t get a ballot mailed to them, they now have to go to an early voting location or a vote center,” said Swensen.

She says there are early voting locations available throughout the county.

And folks can vote in person on election day.

“If they’re returning their ballot by mail, they have to it postmarked by the day before election day,” said Swensen.

If you have any questions about your ballot or voting status, the county clerk’s office wants to help: https://slco.org/clerk

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