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Where To Go To Learn About Count My Vote's Ballot Proposal

Count My Vote

Organizers behind a direct primary ballot initiative will hold public hearings this week across Utah.

Count My Vote will hold three hearings Friday, Oct. 27 for the public to learn more about their proposal. They’ll be in Logan, Cottonwood Heights and Ephraim.

On Saturday, Oct. 28, they’ll visit Vernal, Price and Cedar City. A hearing in Orem has been rescheduled to Monday.



The meetings are required before Count my Vote begins to collect signatures. They’ll need to get about 113,000 by April to qualify for the November ballot.

Count My Vote hopes to eliminate the party caucus-convention system and instead allow voters to directly nominate candidates from each party.

The initiative was originally proposed in 2013, but organizers struck a deal with the legislature through a law known as S.B. 54.

Organizers say it’s now time for voters to decide the issue once and for all.


Bear River Region
10:00 a.m. - Friday, October 27, 2017
Logan Library
255 N Main Street, Logan, UT 84321

Wasatch Front Region
2:00 p.m. - Friday, October 27, 2017
Whitmore Library
2197 E. Ft. Union Boulevard Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

Central Region
8:00 p.m. - Friday, October 27, 2017
Noyes Building, Snow College
150 College Ave East, Ephraim, UT 84627

Uintah Basin Region
10:00 a.m. - Saturday, October 28, 2017
Uintah County Library
204 East 100 North, Vernal, UT 84078

Southeast Region
3:00 p.m. - Saturday, October 28, 2017
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center Utah State University Eastern
451 East 400 North, Price, UT 84501

Southwest Region
8:00 p.m. - Saturday, October 28, 2017
Sharwan Smith Student Center Southern Utah University
351 West University Boulevard Cedar City, UT 84720

Mountain Region
12:00 p.m. - Monday, October 30, 2017
Hampton Inn & Suites Orem
851 West 1250 South Orem, UT 84058


Julia joined KUER in 2016 after a year reporting at the NPR member station in Reno, Nev. During her stint, she covered battleground politics, school overcrowding, and any story that would take her to the crystal blue shores of Lake Tahoe. Her work earned her two regional Edward R. Murrow awards. Originally from the mountains of Western North Carolina, Julia graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2008 with a degree in journalism. She’s worked as both a print and radio reporter in several states and several countries — from the 2008 Beijing Olympics to Dakar, Senegal. Her curiosity about the American West led her to take a spontaneous, one-way road trip to the Great Basin, where she intends to continue preaching the gospel of community journalism, public radio and podcasting. In her spare time, you’ll find her hanging with her beagle Bodhi, taking pictures of her food and watching Patrick Swayze movies.
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