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Count My Vote Changes Course, Opts To Keep Caucus System


In a reversal of their previous plan, Count My Vote organizers have changed their final ballot initiative to keep the caucus-convention system.

Count My Vote originally said it wanted to do away with the caucus system completely. But in a letter to Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox Wednesday, the group said that after a handful of public meetings around the state, it’s decided to keep the dual system.

Organizers include former Governor Mike Leavitt, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and philanthropist Gail Miller.

They say the new version would keep the caucus-convention intact, but also simplify requirements for candidates who want to gather signatures.

The group says it will begin gathering signatures in the coming days. They need about 113,000 of them by April in order to appear on the ballot in November 2018.

Read the new initiative: 

Count My Vote Addendum - Nov. 8, 2017 by KUER News on Scribd

Nicole Nixon holds a Communication degree from the University of Utah. She has worked on and off in the KUER Newsroom since 2013, when she first joined KUER as an intern. Nicole is a Utah native. Besides public radio, she is also passionate about beautiful landscapes and breakfast burritos.
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