Tag: right to vote

Lawmakers must defend the freedom to vote

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT – In response to today’s Judiciary Interim Committee meeting during which Utah’s elections and the freedom to vote were attacked, Melissa Nelson-Stippich, engagement director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “The freedom to vote is something all Utahns can

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Holyoak: Why is voter turnout so low?

Better UTAH Communications Director Isaac Holyoak talked low voter turnout in a Salt Lake Tribune op-ed over the weekend. He suggested that low voter turnout can’t be solved by arguing among the experts. We need to ask Utahns their particular reasons for voting or not voting if we are to improve voter turnout in Utah.

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Getting it right on the right to vote

During the last legislative session, I worked very hard on an election day voter registration bill. It passed the House easily, but after the county clerks got involved, it ended up failing in the Senate on the last night of the session. There were several elements to the clerks’ arguments–unknown expectation of additional work, additional

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