- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - With Salt Lake City’s new vote-by-mail municipal primary around the corner, officials are reminding people to send in their ballots by Monday.

Voters will be casting the first round of ballots for Salt Lake City mayor, among other issues. Authorities say that about one-quarter of the approximately 72,000 ballots sent out in mid-July for the have been returned so far.

If people don’t postmark their ballots by Aug. 10, they can also put them in one of three drop-off boxes on Election Day Aug. 11.

Mail-in elections are becoming increasingly popular in Utah. Proponents say they increase turnout and give people more time to study the ballot.

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