PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the United States Supreme Court dealt another blow to the freedom to vote in Brnovich v DNC by upholding Arizona’s discriminatory voting laws and weakening Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act to make future challenges against anti-voter laws even more difficult.
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PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – As of this writing, many voters in Garfield County have not received their mail-in ballots to vote in the November 5th municipal election. According to individuals who were in attendance at a recent County Commission meeting, the County Clerk addressed the issue by
This article originally appeared in KUTV. Read it in its entirety here. (KUTV) — Voter turnout in Utah vaulted from 45th in the country to 13th in the course of four years, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Pew Charitable Trusts stated in a May 8 article that Utah’s voter turnout jumped from 45th overall in country
This article originally appeared in The Press of Atlantic City. Read it in its entirety here. WASHINGTON — In Utah, marijuana revved up voter interest last year, and new election policies made it easier for people to cast their ballots, leading to the nation’s biggest jump in midterm turnout. Around the country, state efforts to
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Source: The Salt Lake Tribune The “right to vote” is mentioned five times in the Constitution — more than the right to free speech, the right to bear arms or the right to privacy (which most of us believe is a fundamental right but is not even mentioned in the Constitution). It is then shocking to
It’s another…Manic Monday! Hopefully it is treating you well. As the day has gone on, hopefully you have steadily grown to accept that the weekend is over. It’s Monday. Here are some news headlines to give you a reminder of the past week – Utah news and national news. Enjoy. *** Some Utah news… #1.
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
On Wednesday, the House Government Operations Committee heard testimony on Representative Patrice Arent’s HB 258, that would eliminate the straight party voting option from future ballots. There are several reasons why we supported the bill and why I spoke in favor of it, including the belief that an electorate should be well informed, that there
We’re happy to welcome three university students who will be interning with us during the legislative session this year. They’ll be posting regularly about the specific issues they are following and their experiences on the hill. This week, they are taking a moment to introduce themselves. Second up is Hillary Pierce. Hillary is a senior