N. Logan Mayor Weighs In On Logan's Discussion Around District Vs. At Large Voting

Feb 18, 2021


The discussion of whether to keep municipal elections via at-large voting or a change to district-based seats continues for the Logan Municipal Council, but according to North Logan Mayor Damon Cann, that’s a good thing.

“If you are looking at the issue right now, and think, ‘Oh, this is an easy one, we should definitely do X,’ then I don’t think you’ve thought about the issue as much as I think you should,” he said to the council at a presentation on Tuesday. “If you feel a little bit of uncertainty, then that’s probably a healthy place to be looking at this, because it really is, genuinely, a difficult, complex and multifaceted issue.”

 

A committee of neighborhood council members heard the presentation from Cann — who is also a professor of political science and the interim-department head over journalism and communication at Utah State University — in the summer of 2020 before the committee suggested a change to by-district voting or a hybrid system with some seats selected through districts and some elected at large, 5-1. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.

 

This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.