Rural Cache County communities will continue to vote close to home

Residents of three small Cache Valley towns will be able to keep their voting precincts. At its last meeting, the Cache County Council proposed reducing the number of polling places from 22 to 15 and that meant those living in Clarkston, Cornish and Trenton would have to go to new voting locations. The mayors of those communities said it would be a hardship on their residents and they feared it would reduce the number of people who would turn out to vote. Tuesday night Council Chairman Craig Buttars, a resident of Lewiston, said a lot of his constituents have asked to be able to vote closer to home. The proposal was for Cornish residents to vote in Lewiston, Trenton people would go to a combined Cove and Richmond precinct and Clarkston voters would travel to Newton. The vote was six to one Tuesday to keep the original voting places. Councilmember Jon White voted no saying he figures that means it will cost $10 per vote.

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