Republican candidates sue Salt Lake County Clerk over ballots not mailed by deadline

Republican candidates for office in Utah sued the Salt Lake County Clerk, saying it failed to get mail-in ballots out to all voters by the required deadline. (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) — Republican candidates for office in Utah sued the Salt Lake County Clerk, saying it failed to get mail-in ballots out to all voters by the required deadline.

Dan McCay, who represents Utah's 41st District, and Rozan Mitchell, the Republican candidate for Salt Lake County Clerk, said in a press release they had requested a list of voters who had not received a ballot, but their request was denied.

In a suit filed Thursday, McCay and Rozan requested the list of voters and demanded the county clerk apologize for the error and inform voters of alternatives ways to cast their ballots.

“Ensuring a fair and transparent election should be the top priority of the Clerk’s Office. Any time voters are left in the dark, and will potentially be left out of the process, elected officials should be held accountable,” Mitchell stated in the press release.

McCay and Mitchell say county clerk Sherrie Swensen has "blamed the printing company for the delays." 2News reached out to Swensen's office for comment, and was awaiting a reply at the time this story was published.


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