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!

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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Better Utah in the NewsBlog

Pew Trusts: Utah voter turnout vaults from 45th in country to 13th in four years

This article originally appeared in KUTV. Read it in its entirety here. (KUTV) — Voter turnout in Utah vaulted from 45th in the country to 13th in the course of four years, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Pew Charitable Trusts stated in a May 8 article that Utah’s voter turnout jumped …

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Better Utah in the NewsBlog

How voter access laws and passion brought people to the polls

This article originally appeared in The Press of Atlantic City. Read it in its entirety here. WASHINGTON — In Utah, marijuana revved up voter interest last year, and new election policies made it easier for people to cast their ballots, leading to the nation’s biggest jump in midterm turnout. Around …

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Better Utah StaffBlog

The only personal choice that will save us

If you’ve spent any time on the internet talking or reading about climate change, then you’re likely familiar with the tired comment, “well what are YOU doing about it?! What changes are you making in your life?” *sigh* Utahns value personal choice and personal control over our own futures. A …

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2019 BillsAccountability/Transparency

Have you checked out Better Utah’s new Progress Report?

It can be tough to know if your legislators are doing a good job. State representatives tend to slide under the radar, and local elections just aren’t as sexy! We get it, but we also believe supporting good local candidates is the way to make your vote go the distance. …

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Better Utah in the NewsElections and Voting Rights


This interview originally appeared on KRCL. Listen to the radio segment here. Katie Matheson of Alliance for a Better Utah and Christine Stenquist of TRUCE talked about the work they do to help people get involved in local politics.  March 27: People Before Politics: Elections 101, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. …

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Press Release: Senators Lee and Romney must support making Mueller report public

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, news broke that Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation has been delivered to Attorney General Barr. A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would require that the Mueller investigation be made public, …

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