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!

2019 BillsAccountability/Transparency

Senate to debate bill to delay effective date of voter-approved ballot measures to give Legislature a chance to ‘fix’ them

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. After legislators repealed and replaced two ballot initiatives passed by voters in November, a trio of bills designed to change the ballot initiative process is nearing the finish line. The Senate Government Operations Committee approved …

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2019 BillsAccountability/Transparency

“Talkin’ bout my generation”

“Vote! Vote! Vo-…oh, that’s not how we wanted you to vote… Sit back down and be quiet, you didn’t know what you were voting for.”- The story of the Utah legislature from the perspective of a young Utahn. We’re nearly through with the 2019 legislative session and one thing is …

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2019 BillsAccountability/Transparency

Despite pending Utah Supreme Court ruling, Senate committee approves bill to have partisan elections for the state Board of Education

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. A Republican state senator has proposed allowing candidates for the Utah Board of Education — the elected panel that oversees the state’s public schools — to run under a political party. It’s an unexpected and …

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Utah GOP appeal of candidate nomination law

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — The prolonged, bitter battle over Utah’s controversial candidate nomination law appears to be over, at least as far as the courts are concerned. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear …

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The lengthy legal fight over Utah election law is over as U.S. Supreme Court refuses to accept GOP appeal

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ended five years of legal battles by the Utah Republican Party to quash a 2014 election law that allows candidates to qualify for the ballot by collecting signatures and/or …

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U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Utah GOP’s lawsuit over election law

This article originally appeared on KUTV 2. Read it in its entirety here. The United States Supreme Court refused on Monday to hear the Utah Republican Party’s case against S.B. 54, which allows Utah political candidates to gather signatures to get their name on a ballot. The case Utah Republican Party v. Cox, …

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BlogElections and Voting Rights

Press Release: Conclusion of S.B. 54 Controversy is a Win for the People of Utah

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Following this morning’s denial of certiorari by the United States Supreme Court in the appeal of the Utah Republican Party over S.B. 54, Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “The …

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2019 BillsAccountability/Transparency

Right or left, groups in Utah unite to try to kill a resolution calling for a constitutional convention

This article originally appeared in Fox 13. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Groups on the right and left are uniting on Utah’s Capitol Hill to defeat a resolution calling for a constitutional convention of the United States. Both groups have branded a resolution advancing in …

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