Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2017 Ogden City Municipal Primary Election Day Thread - Updated

Check back after 8:00 p.m. and join in on all the fun

Breaking news for WCF readers who may have been living under a rock: Today is Ogden City Primary Municipal Election Day; and assuming you're registered to vote, and that you haven't already availed yourself of "by-mail voting," you can nevertheless vote from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the following "Voter Assistance Centers":
This morning;s Standard-Examiner story should serve as a reminder that typical Utah primary election turnouts are notoriously meager.
So if you want to see your favorite council candidates survive to run in the November election, don't stay home and rely on your neighbors to put them over the top, folks, even though you're confident that they're leading in the most recent polling.

If you still need to familiarize yourself with today's candidates, check out the election module in our trusty Primary Election Candidate Roster (also available in our  right sidebar) which contains everything you need to know about these eager aspirants to political office. "One Stop Shopping" for Emerald City Municipal Election candidates... that's what we aptly call it.

Check back in later this evening for real-time vote tallies, which we'll be posting here in a new update after the polls close at 8:00 p.m. Robust election night coverage is a 12-year tradition here at Weber County Forum, so be sure to come back and join in all the fun.

In the meantime however, we'll invite you all to chime in with a little primary election day conversation. We'd definitely like to hear how your voting experience went today. Were poll workers courteous and well prepared? Did you have any problems casting your vote? What could city and county election officials do, if anything, to improve the process?

That's it for now, Gentle Readers.

Who'll be the first to throw in their own 2¢?

Update 8/15/2017 8:22 p.m.: Okay folks. Today's results are already rolling in, Thanks to Weber County Clerk Ricky Hatch's Election Office:
With 19.9% of all votes counted at 8:58 p.m., it appears that the tallies are now strongly leaning in favor of City Council incumbents.

Update 8/15/18 9:27 p.m.: Here are tonight's final tallies, folks, indicating that all City Council incumbents drew the most votes in each precinct tonight:
Now that didn't take long, did it? It ought to be an interesting runoff in November, wethinks.

Update 8/16/17 8:25 a.m.: The Standard-Examiner provides the post-Primary Election story this morning:
Click our now-revised candidate roster, for the  list of candidates who'll appear on your Novemeber 7, 2017 General Election ballots:
Congrats to the top two winners in each precinct; and thanks to all the other candidates for participating in this year's Ogden City Elections!

We'll be looking forward to a very interesting runoff in November's General Election.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Ogden City Council Election Financial Disclosure Statements

Yeah!`We got's it totally covered

HAY, Ogden City voters!  In the event that you've kept your
Ogden mail-in ballots -in in yer back pockets,  awaiting Ogden City 2017 first set of financial disclosures...well here they are, thanks to the wonderful Tracy Hansen, of the Ogden City recorder's office, among others.

Read up, peeps.

We have all Ogden Council candidate financial disclosure statements posted here:
Yeah!`We gots it totally covered

Tuesday, August 01, 2017


More info in re: Ogden City Election candidates

As the August 15, 2017 Ogden City Municipal Election fast approaches, we're delighted to highlight today's Standard-Examiner story, wherein Ace Reporter Cathy McKitrick provides thumbnail bios of most of our 2017 Ogden Council candidates. Read up peeps:
For much more info about these candidates, check out our Weber County Forum Candidate Roster.

Our take? Your blogmeister will not submit his own mail-in ballot until after August 7, 2017, when candidate financial disclosures come out.

Suit yourselves, however, folks.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Cool Hi-tech Ogden City Doins @ Tomorrow Night's Ogden City Council Meeting

Check it out, Ogden City Citizens

HAY! Check this out, Ogden City residents/taxpayers! The Ogden City Council is using the latest internet technology, to induce increased cyber-attendance at tomorrow night's Ogden City Council Meeting, wherein Ogden City's newest 2018 proposed budget will be discussed.

Read the introductory Standard-Examiner story, peeps:
Here's the Ogden Council Facebook link, where you can follow Tuesday's Council discussion in real-time, folks:
Check it all out tomorrow, Gentle Readers, and above all, do not hesitate to add your barbs to the respective Facebook and Weber County Forum comments sections

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Standard-Examiner: Backyard Chickens Could Help Stack the Next Ogden City Council

Backyard Chickens? Yes or no?

Backyard Chickens?
Happy Days Ogden City residents! As our 2017 Ogden City Council races to propel toward our August 15, 2017 Primary, it seems that a palpable Ogden City election issue has now emerged.

We'll turn to today's Standard-Examiner story to flesh this new development out:
C'mon, peeps. Check out our Weber County Forum 2017 Ogden City candidate roster page, to find out which Ogden City Council candidates oppose/support allowing backyard chickens in Ogden City:
And whatever you do, Ogden City residents, DO NOT FORGET to submit your mail-in ballots!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

2016 Ogden Municipal Election: Meet the Ogden City Council Candidates!

Via the venerable Junior league of Ogden, we're delighted to highlight this 2017 Ogden City Ogden election event, Gleaned form Facebook, of all places:

Here are the space-time coordinates:
When: Wednesday, July 26 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ogden City Amphitheater, 343 E 25th Street, Ogden, UT 84401, Ogden, Utah 84401
Here's the full skinny, Peeps:
Join the Junior League of Ogden and the Weber County League of Women Voters for a candidate forum in anticipation of this year's Ogden City Council election. Meet the candidates and hear them talk about real issues that affect real lives in Ogden. 
Not sure what City Council does? We'll cover that.
Not registered to vote? We can help with that, too!

Please join us for an interesting evening to "Meet the Candidates" on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ogden City Amphitheater, 343 E. 25th Street, Ogden.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The Junior League of Ogden is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Standard-Examiner Editorial: Ogden Mayor Took City Government Into His Own Hands -Updated

Remember! Ogden City mail-in ballots go out early next week!

Bad news for our beloved Ogden City, according to yesterday's strong and scathing Standard-Examiner editorial.

Seems Ogden's "Mayor Mike" has suddenly gone haywire:
"Now the community needs to hold him accountable," the SE Editorial Board opines.

Here's how you accomplish that folks:

Go to our Weber County Forum 2016 Election Candidate Roster page, and prowl through it.

The one thing we need in Ogden City politics, wethinks, is an astute and vigilant Ogden City Council, to keep watch over Mayor Mike.

Remember! Ogden City mail-in ballots go out early next week!

Update 7/21/17 Ace SE reporter Kathy McKitrick adds this important reportorial insight:
Comments, anyone?

Monday, June 05, 2017

2017 Ogden Election Preview

Just remember, peeps, we have an Ogden City election coming up this year!
Here's a list of eager candidates who've so far signed up for available 2017
City Council slots:
Go to the Ogden city offices by 5:00 pm Wednesday, 5/7/2017, if you too would like to throw your own hat into the ring. And remember this, Ogden peeps!


UPDATE 6/8/17: Looky here peeps! Ogden City's own hometown Super-hero, former Utah District House 9 representative Neil Hansen, has now thrown his hat into the Ogden Precint 3 Ogden City Council race! Why not elect an experiened Utah Legislator to the Ogden City Council, we ask?

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