Fair Elections Utah
Working to improve, but not gut, our neighborhood election caucus system.
The Caucus System in Utah is the best way to make sure a grass roots process can work over large amounts of money. It is the only way someone with $100,000 can go against someone with $2,000,000 in election funds. We had a system that did NOT favor the incumbent, wealthy or famous. This was a good thing. SB 54 made things bad. The New Count My Vote is worse.
Changes to the 2014 Utah Republican Neighborhood Election Meeting
you know from 2008 to 2010 neighborhood election meeting
attendance doubled. From 2010 to 2012, meeting attendance doubled again.
There is hope that in 2014, it will double again and 250,000 will attend. I know that The State
GOP has a committee that is working to make sure we don't have the same
growth problems for 2014 and that the system can handle the volume of
those interested and still allow time to meet candidates and ask
New proposals for 2014 include a better system for check
in, including optional preregistration. The ability to optionally pre-file to run
to represent your neighbors as well. The meeting will be designed to last for 2 hrs. or less, from
7pm to 9pm. There will be a pre-meeting from 6pm to 7pm to allow you to
personally meet candidates to represent your neighborhood that have
decided to run and for you to ask one on one questions. Even with large groups,
changes to make sure members can agree on questions to ask neighborhood
representative candidates with more time to hear from them.
I hope you will come again in 2014 and make the meeting better.