Elections

Local government elections may not be quite as exciting as national ones, but your representatives at the city and state level will likely have a much higher impact on your daily life.

We keep tabs on elections and the election process to make sure no party is given an unfair advantage.

2018 Debate Series

The ABU Education Fund is once again partnering with the John R. Park Debate Society to host debates in this year’s state and federal races. The ACLU of Utah’s Smart Justice Campaign will also be a partner for several county attorney races.

Register to Vote!

Visit our friends over at Voterise for a quick and easy way to register to vote, or update your registration if you’ve moved! Get ready to vote this year!

2020 BillsBetter Utah on the Hill

Press Release: Better Utah statement on Congressional vacancy bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, HB 17 and HJR 1, passed the Utah House. The bills address how Utah would handle the vacancy of a U.S. Senator. Currently, the law requires that the political party of the leaving senator would nominate three …

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Accountability/TransparencyBlog

Press Release: Better Utah responds to McAdams impeachment announcement

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Representative Ben McAdams announced he will vote in favor of impeachment.  Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “In spite of out-of-state special interest groups dumping tens of thousands of …

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Better Utah StaffBlog

Doing our part during the holidays

Happy Holidays! I hope everyone had a peaceful Thanksgiving day with minimal family drama, plenty of great food, and a moment to reflect on the historical, cultural and political meaning of this holiday. As a U.S. born citizen, the Thanksgiving holiday has been embedded in my traditions as a day …

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Accountability/TransparencyBlog

Press Release: Better Utah seeks action in response to Utah GOP’s illegal bylaw

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Alliance for a Better Utah sent a letter to the office of Utah’s Lieutenant Governor asking that action be taken in response to the Utah Republican Party’s failure to remove an illegal bylaw on their books. In …

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Accountability/TransparencyBetter Utah Staff

Voting in the time of Russia

Geek out with me for a minute: In the two-part mini-series that starts off the reboot of Battlestar Galactica, the show opens with a surprise coordinated attack by the Cylons, a race of humanoid robots originally created by humans. The attack wipes out nearly the entire population and destroys all …

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Accountability/TransparencyBetter Utah Staff

Advocacy. Transparency. Accountability.

We’ve got a new logo! We recently went through a brand adjustment, and with our new logo comes a new tagline: “Advocacy. Transparency. Accountability.” In the past, we’ve talked about our organization as being built on the pillars of “balance, transparency, and accountability.” Now, we’ve obviously changed one of the …

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BlogElections and Voting Rights

Press Release: Better Utah responds to SCOTUS gerrymandering decision

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled along partisan lines that Federal Courts cannot make decisions on partisan gerrymandering. In the opinion for the majority, Chief Justice Roberts stated that partisan gerrymandering is a political question …

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Better Utah in the NewsElections and Voting Rights

SLC mayoral debate will include all 8 primary candidates; ABU polling shows Dabakis with commanding lead

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. All eight of the candidates for Salt Lake City mayor will be allowed to participate in a debate later this month, a concession by organizers after plans to include only the top four, based on …

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