Tag: same day voter registration

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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Better UTAH Beat Episode 41 – March 19, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat. It aired on March 19, 2013. ——– This is Maryann Martindale of the Alliance for a Better UTAH and welcome to this week’s edition of the Better UTAH Beat. It might be tempting to say that the divide in the state legislature is between

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The Long Last Day

There were exciting highs and disappointing lows on the last day of the 2013 Legislative Session. Better UTAH was the talk of the Capitol on Thursday. Late Wednesday night, Senators Niederhauser, Davis, Dayton, and Knudsen held a press conference to announce an unprecedented suspension of rules to introduce a brand new bill. And when I

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 40 – March 12, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat. It aired on March 12, 2013. ——– This is Maryann Martindale of the Alliance for a Better UTAH and welcome to this week’s edition of the Better UTAH Beat. The 2013 legislative session finally ends this week while Utahns continue to hold their collective

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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 ballot anymore. I wrote this

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