City forgets election; not first time for community
SALT LAKE CITY | A tiny Utah town had to skip an election earlier this month because part-time officials forgot to advertise or prepare for it – and it wasn’t their first election flub.
Wallsburg, population 275 in the Wasatch Mountains 40 miles from Salt Lake City, failed to schedule an election two years ago, and city officials had to be appointed then.
They were supposed to go up for election Nov. 5, but once again, Wallsburg forgot to get things going, according to Wasatch County officials. The Salt Lake Tribune first reported on the missed election.
“They didn’t advertise” to draw candidates out of the woodwork and “they just went on without doing anything,” County Clerk Brent Titcomb said Wednesday. “Close to the election day, they called to ask what they should do.”
The leaders of Wallsburg were told by state elections officials to keep serving until an election can be held in two years.
“We will remember them in 2015,” Titcomb said. “They will definitely have an election in 2015.”