Officials from the office of Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson will discuss the findings of an ongoing investigation of election irregularities in the Cache County Clerk’s office during a workshop slated for 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13. That gathering with the Cache County Council will be held in the Cache County Historic Courthouse at 199 North Main Street in Logan.

CACHE COUNTY – On Feb. 13, the lid is apparently set to come off the ongoing investigation into election irregularities here in Cache County.

That’s when officials representing Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson’s office will address members of the Cache County Council regarding that investigation in a workshop session slated for 3:30 p.m.

That investigation has been ongoing since shortly after statewide municipal election was held on Nov. 21, 2023.

Details of the ongoing probe have been closely held. Officials in Henderson’s office would only confirm that an investigation was underway in mid-December.

County Executive David Zook also released a public statement on the investigation around the same time.

“While it is (Cache) County’s standard practice to not comment on ongoing investigations,” Zook said, “the fact that this investigation relates to the elections office has raised concerns with members of the public, candidates, city elected officials and city elections officials.

“The need to reassure the public of the integrity of the election process in Cache County has necessitated a public statement.”

But Zook merely said that the ongoing investigation concerned “ … a Cache County document filed with the Lieutenant Governor’s office.”

During a late December interview on the KVNU program “For the People,” Zook could only add that the state officials were auditing the county’s election processes.

In early December, prior to an unrelated recount of ballots in the city of Logan and Hyrum, state officials notified Cache County of their concerns about irregularities in the Cache County Clerk’s office.

In response to those undisclosed issues, County Clerk David Benson placed two of his employees – Dustin Hansen and Robert Edwards – on administrative leave. To ensure a completely impartial investigation, Benson also voluntarily placed himself on leave.

In early January, Benson and Edwards were cleared by county officials to return to work, while Hansen remained on leave.

The workshop session of the Cache County Council will be held in the Council Chambers of the Cache County Historic Courthouse at 199 North Main Street in Logan.


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