140 years ago today - Tuesday, Jul 3, 1883

[Commitee of Seven]
... The following ruling of the Commissioners was read: ... To the Honorable Utah Commission ... Will [the combination of] voting for, at next general election in this Territory, candidates for the offices of Territorial Treasure, Auditor of Public Accounts, Superintendent of District Schools and Commissioners to Locate University Lands, upon the same ballots with candidates for members of the Legislative Assembly and county and precinct officers[,] invalidate such ballots entirely...

The following reply has been received: ... I am directed by the Utah Commission to state that ballots voted at the coming election (August 6th, 1883) containing the names of candidates for other offices than those designated to be filled by the Commission will be rejected and not counted for any purpose...

[Committee of Seven minutes, as quoted in Jedediah S. Rogers (editor), The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History, Signature Books (2014)]

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