FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2018
BETTER UTAH CALLS FOR LEGISLATIVE FIX TO INITIATIVE PROCESS
Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the Utah Supreme Court denied the petition of Count My Vote to be reinstated on the November ballot.
Chase Thomas, policy and advocacy council for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement in response.
“We are disappointed that a small group of moneyed interests were able to exploit a weakness in Utah’s initiative law leading to this unfortunate ruling. A small fraction of the population should not have the ability to negate the will of tens of thousands of Utahns. The glaring disparity between the signature gathering and signature removal processes must be addressed. We call on our legislators to close the signature-removal loophole and provide a fair opportunity for voters to express their views at the polls.”
Alliance for a Better Utah is a good government advocacy and watchdog organization based in Salt Lake City. The organization works to improve the lives of all Utahns by ensuring balance, transparency, and accountability in Utah politics, policy, and government. More information at www.betterutah.org.