June 21, 2018
Contact: Jason Stevenson
ACLU of Utah
(801) 871-0334 (w) or (617) 290-8188 (m)

On Tuesday June 26th voters in San Juan County, Utah will go to the polls to cast their votes in a historic primary election. This will be the first election using new district boundaries for the county commission and school board. These new districts were created after a lawsuit filed by the Navajo Nation successfully challenged the previous district boundaries.

In addition to newly-drawn districts, a separate lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Utah resulted in a settlement requiring the county to operate three (3) voting locations on the Navajo reservation and one in Monticello for Election Day voting. The settlement also required that Navajo language assistance be available at these voting locations.

Due to the many changes occurring with the June 26th primary election, the ACLU of Utah has complied this information to help residents of San Juan County cast their votes.

About the June 26h Primary Election in San Juan County, Utah
>>The June 26th Primary Election will allow for both mail-in ballots as well as in-person voting and voter registration on Election Day—the latter for the first time as a result of a law passed during the 2018 Utah legislative session.
>>Primary elections will occur in five county contests: County Commission #1 (Republican), County Commission #3 (Democratic), County Sheriff (Republican), as well a nonpartisan School Board #3, School Board #4. There are additional federal and  state elections.
>>Mail-in ballots must be postmarked on or before Monday, June 25, 2018 to the County Clerk’s office. Mail-in ballots cannot be mailed onElection Day, but they can be dropped off at one of the four voting places listed below.
>>San Juan County will operate three voting places on the Navajo Reservation on Election Day as well as the County Clerk/Auditor’s office in Monticello.
>>Polls will be open on Tuesday, June 26th from 7AM to 8PM for Election Day.
>>Navajo language assistance will be provided at each voting location on Election Day.
>>San Juan County residents who are NOT registered to vote can still register to vote at a voting place on Election Day and cast a vote.
>>If your mail-in ballot was wrong, incomplete, or damaged, you can still vote in-person on Election Day at a voting location.
>>If you encounter problems while trying to cast your vote on Election Day or submit your mail-in ballot, contact these agencies and organizations:

Lt. Governor’s Office: Elections

San Juan County Clerk/Auditor
John David Nielson, San Juan County Clerk/Auditor
435-587-3223 ext. 4113 

ACLU of Utah

Rural Utah Project
Drew Cooper

San Juan County, Utah Election Day Voting Locations
-Election Day: Tuesday, June 26th 2018
-Voting locations open 7AM - 8PM
-Vote in-person or drop off a mail-in ballot on Election Day at one of these four voting locations listed below

Montezuma Creek Fire Station
Phone: 435-651-3351
>>Located near intersection of UT 162 (Main Street) and UT 262; next to Montezuma Creek Elementary School and across the street from the Montezuma Creek Post Office
GPS Coordinates: 37.260269, -109.305946
Google Map (link)

Monument Valley Welcome Center
Phone: 435-727-5870
>>Located at intersection of SJC 421 (Monument Valley Road) and US 163 near Monument Valley High School
GPS Coordinates: 37.002527, -110.172831
Google Map (link)

Navajo Mountain Chapter House
Phone: 928-672-2915
>>Located on SJC 488 off Piute Creek Road west of Navajo Mountain, UT
GPS Coordinates: 37.016776, -110.796702
Google Map (link)

San Juan Clerk/Auditor Office
117 S. Main St
Monticello, UT 84535
Phone: 435-587-3228; 435-587-3223
Google Map (link

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