establish policies to ensure that the county clerk, or a designee of the county clerk who is willing, is available during business hours to solemnize a legal marriage for which a marriage license has been issued.Designees do not need to be employees of the clerk's office. It can be anyone in the county. According to the Deseret News:
Offering couples a list of designees seems to be the route many county clerks are going, though the definition of "designee" might be open to interpretation.
Some county officials believe it would allow them to delegate a person of their choosing such as a family member or friend to perform the ceremony on a one-time basis, something county clerks could do until the Legislature took that authority from them 10 years ago.
But that also raises the possibility that if a grandfather, for example, were designated to marry his granddaughter and her fiancé, he would be obligated to marry any couple who asks from then on.