Source: Deseret News Gov. Gary Herbert took control Friday of the special election process to fill Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s 3rd District congressional seat, frustrating legislative leaders who called his action a legal risk to the state. But neither House nor Senate leadership appear to be interested in taking the governor to court to stop the
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Salt Lake City, UT — Today, the Alliance for a Better Utah called on the Utah Legislature to make changes to Utah’s election law to allow mail-in ballots to be postmarked on election day. This comes, in part, in response to Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox’s ruling, required by existing law, that disqualified 64 ballots in
Salt Lake City — Officials with the good government group Alliance for a Better UTAH have released the following statement following Lt. Governor Spencer Cox’s decision today to suspend further adjudication into an election law violation complaint filed earlier this year by Better UTAH: “Regardless of who is chosen to fill the role of Attorney
Governor Gary Herbert announced Tuesday that he is appointing Rep. Spencer Cox, a Republican from Fairview, to replace outgoing Lt. Governor Greg Bell. Cox has served as Sanpete County Commissioner, as mayor of Fairview and on the Fairview City Council. He was only recently elected to the State Legislature, having held office for less than
Voting is one of the most fundamental aspects of our democracy and one of the most basic rights we have as citizens. Unfortunately, voting is in crisis in Utah. This crisis is the result of both restrictive laws that make registering and casting a ballot more difficult and political apathy on the part of citizens.