San Juan County Residents Accuse Officials of Missing Ballots Following Redistricting

Jun 19, 2018

San Juan County officials have been accused of not correctly implementing redistricting orders for Navajo voters.

A December order by a federal judge led to the redrawing of voting district boundaries to better represent southeastern Utah’s Navajo population, but plaintiffs have requested the case be reopened. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that some residents have been receiving incorrect ballots, others receiving no ballots at all.

The timing of the request is just ahead of Utah’s primaries on Tuesday that includes county races. If reopened, the case would allow the plaintiffs to argue that San Juan County has disobeyed court orders.