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Superintendent's Message 2020-10-29

Dear Salt Lake City School District community,

We’re just a few days away from Election Day, I want to encourage all who are able, to make your voice heard and VOTE. There are many races on your ballot, including some Board of Education seats. In Salt Lake County, the election is being conducted primarily by mail, but there are opportunities to vote in person early and on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3). Here are the various ways to vote in Salt Lake County:

  1. Mail your ballot via the U.S. Postal Service. No postage is required. Your mail-in ballot must be postmarked by Monday, November 2.
  2. Return your ballot at one of 21 ballot drop boxes in Salt Lake County. Ballot drop boxes are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until 8:00 p.m. on election night (November 3). .  
  3. Vote early in person. Salt Lake County voters may vote in the County Clerk’s Office (2001 South State Street, South Building, First Floor) on weekdays from October 20 through October 30 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Voters may also vote early at any of the county’s early voting locations.  ( .) Identification is required to vote in person early or on Election Day. ( .) Early voting will take place on weekdays beginning October 26 through October 30 from 2:00 – 7:00 pm.
  4. Vote in person on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3). Because of COVID-19, voters are strongly encouraged to vote by mail. Election Day vote centers will be open on Election Day from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm for voters who did not receive a ballot, who need ADA accommodations, or who were otherwise unable to vote by mail. Valid ID is required. Voters are required to wear masks. Poll workers, voting machines, and voters in line will be socially distanced by 6 feet.  .
  5. Drop off your completed mail-in ballot at an Election Day vote center. Voters may drop off their completed ballot on Election Day at a Vote Center during polling hours (7:00 am – 8:00 pm). Voters don't need to wait in line to deposit their vote-by-mail ballot at an Election Day Vote Center. 

In our county, at any of the Early Voting Locations or Election Day Vote Centers. You can register and vote at the same time. Remember to bring identification and proof of residency.

Regardless of how you vote this year, please make sure you cast your ballot. Your voice is important, and many elections on the local level may be decided by just a few votes. Please encourage your children age 18 or older to vote, as well.

If you have other questions about voting or voter registration in Salt Lake County, please contact the Salt Lake County Election Division at 385-468-8683 or . Voters with disabilities who need special accommodations may contact the Election Division to make an appointment by calling 385-468-7400.

BOARD MEETING ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Our Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, November 3, at 4pm. The meeting will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel: .

FOOD FOR FAMILIES

The Salt Lake Education Foundation will distribute food for families on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at two of our community learning centers:

  • 10:30am – 12:30pm: Glendale Community Learning Center, 1388 Navajo St, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm: Liberty Community Learning Center, 1078 S 300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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FREE COVID-19 TESTING

The Salt Lake County Health Department will be offering free COVID-19 testing and free flu shots (while supplies last) every Tuesday and Thursday in November at the Maverik Center, 3200 South Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, UT 84119. COVID-19 testing and flu shots will be available on those days from 2-5pm.

FREE FLU SHOT CLINICS

This year, making sure your family members get a flu shot is more important than ever. Free flu shots will be available at the following locations/dates:

  • Thursday, October 29, 3-6pm: Liberty Community Learning Center, 1078 S 300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    • This opportunity is made possible through the Salt Lake Education Foundation. No cost eye screenings will also be available in partnership with Friends for Sight.
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2-5pm: Maverik Center, 3200 South Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, UT 84119
    • Flu shots are no cost while supplies last. Free COVID-19 testing will also be available. This is sponsored by the Salt Lake County Health Department.
  • Thursday, November 5, 10:30am-12:30pm: Glendale Community Learning Center, 1388 Navajo St, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
    • This opportunity is made possible through the Salt Lake Education Foundation. No cost eye screenings will also be available in partnership with Friends for Sight.
  • Thursday, November 5, 2-5pm: Maverik Center, 3200 South Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, UT 84119
    • Flu shots are no cost while supplies last. Free COVID-19 testing will also be available. This is sponsored by the Salt Lake County Health Department.

Sincerely,

Larry Madden
Interim Superintendent

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