Count My Vote Online Public Hearing

Online public hearing to review the Count My Vote citizens’ initiative petition.

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Count My Vote Is Determined To Increase Voter Participation And Broaden Engagement In Utah Elections By Modernizing Its Election System Through A Citizens’ Initiative Petition.
Our online public hearing has concluded. We encourage you to visit our public hearing presentation: http://countmyvoteutah.org/public-hearing-presentation/. Complete videos of our seven statewide public hearings will be posted to our website in the next few days. This forum will remain open for your questions and comments. We’ll continue to respond periodically.
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That’s not accurate, Janet.

In order to participate in the caucus system, a voter must be physically present at their caucus meeting, held once every two years. Many Utahns are excluded by the caucus system.

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Excellent question, Bryce. There are many. In particular, we encourage voters to view candidates’ contributions and expenditures on Utah’s financial disclosure website, http://disclosures.utah.gov/.

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We’ll start collecting signatures next week and must have over 102,000 signatures of registered Utah voters submitted by mid-April. All Utah voters would then be able to vote for or against

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Utah voters are far less likely to participate in the caucus system than any other election, including primary elections and municipal elections. The caucus system excludes many Utahns from having a

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Great question, Kyle. Those who are unable to participate in the caucus system would be able to participate in a direct primary through vote by mail, early voting, and online voting for overseas or

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We worked diligently with Utah’s political parties to increase participation in the caucus system and lower the barrier to candidates, which is the highest barrier in the nation. Unfortunately, party

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Thanks for your question, Bryce. The caucus system actually gives special interests and money disproportionate influence.

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We worked diligently with the Utah Legislature and Utah’s political parties to expand participation in the caucus system, but delegates in both parties voted against doing so.

Please refer to this

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We are proposing a direct primary, not a “dual track” system. Political parties would be able to endorse and support candidates as they choose.

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No, a direct primary will not hurt rural voters. In fact, a direct primary would allow ALL rural voters to participate in choosing their candidates.

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Thank you, Janet. Please refer to the attached slide in our public hearing presentation.

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Count My Vote Is Determined To Increase Voter Participation And Broaden Engagement In Utah Elections…
Thank you for your question, Janet.

The caucus system allows a small number of individuals, approximately 0.3% of Utah’s voting age population, to have complete control over the candidate nomination

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Great question, Glen. We don’t have that information, but we encourage you to ask your political party for it.