Utah County Clerk On Forgotten Elections: ‘We Will Remember Them In 2015’

ASSOCIATED PRESS

An official in Wasatch County, Utah told the Associated Press Wednesday that Wallsburg, a small town that forgot to hold municipal elections in 2011 and 2013, will definitely remember to hold them in 2015.

“We will remember them in 2015,” Wasatch County Clerk Brent Titcomb told the AP. “They will definitely have an election in 2015.”

State election officials told current town officials to continue serving until the next election, according to the AP.

Wallsburg, a town of fewer than 300 people, does not have a paid city government. The mayor, Jay Hortin, did not return phone calls from the AP or TPM.

Hortin’s father, Frank Hortin, spoke with the AP, and said that because Wallsburg is a commuter town, nobody would be around to vote during the day anyway.

“We probably wouldn’t have anybody around to get elected anyway,” he said. “We have a couple of little shops, but people go out of town for work — I drove to Salt Lake for 20 years.”

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