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!

Better Utah StaffBlog

Voter turnout will improve with same day voter registration

In one of my earlier blogs I wrote about the state of our electoral process. I discussed how our democracy was in crisis because voting was becoming too difficult and apathy was growing. These two factors had combined to create an environment where people did not want to cast a …

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Better Utah StaffBlog

Voting Could Get Easier in Utah

Voting is one of the most fundamental aspects of our democracy and one of the most basic rights we have as citizens. Unfortunately, voting is in crisis in Utah. This crisis is the result of both restrictive laws that make registering and casting a ballot more difficult and political apathy …

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Elections and Voting RightsNews

Poll Retraction Wins Salt Lake Tribune a Better Beehive Award

Salt Lake City — Each day this week the Alliance for a Better UTAH will announce a winner of its 2012 Better Beehive Awards. The award recognizes five notable Utahns and groups for their progressive efforts this year. The third Better Beehive goes to the Salt Lake Tribune Editorial board …

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Elections and Voting RightsNews

Press Statement on Salt Lake Tribune’s Retraction of Error-filled Poll

Salt Lake City — In light of internal polling by the Alliance for a Better UTAH and Dan Jones & Associates, the Salt Lake Tribune will retract their poll results for the County Mayor’s race tomorrow morning. Better UTAH has released the following statement with the hope that the Tribune …

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Elections and Voting RightsNews

Internal Polling Shows Discrepancies; Demonstrates Importance of Voting on Election Day

Salt Lake City — In light of internal polling conducted by the Alliance for a Better UTAH that shows wildly differing results from the Mason-Dixon poll recently released by the Salt Lake Tribune, Better UTAH is reminding citizens that elections are decided by votes cast, not polls published. “No matter …

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Better Utah in the NewsElections and Voting Rights

KUER, Tribune and Others Cover Lies in Campaigning

State lawmakers joined us on Friday to expose some of the campaign lies we’ve seen in recent weeks. Selected media coverage below. KUER’s Whitney Evans reported on the now infamous “Dead People Should Not Vote” campaign and Better UTAH’s efforts to dispel that myth. The lawmakers pointed to a mailer …

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Elections and Voting RightsNews

Look Local on November 6

Founder Josh Kanter discussed the importance of local elections in a weekend editorial in the Salt Lake Tribune. From the governor’s race to the state legislative races, county races, and state school board races, this election is about our fellow Utahns who will influence our lives on a daily basis. …

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Better Utah in the NewsElections and Voting Rights

Groups Seek to Bolster Turnout with National Voter Registration Day

Alliance for a Better UTAH was recently covered by the Deseret News for its efforts to reach out to Spanish-language speakers. As part of National Voter Registration Day, Better UTAH launched a voter registration campaign in Spanish and English, with special emphasis on the voting populations of Utah’s universities and …

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