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Utah Legislature indicators off on repeal of straight-party voting

Since 2013, Rep. Patrice Arent has sponsored the identical invoice — amongst different payments — yearly: a repeal of the choice on Utah ballots to help all of the candidates of a selected occasion with a single vote. Initially, the Milcreek Democrat’s proposal was useless on arrival on the Republican-controlled Legislature. Final yr, the invoice made it out of committee and thru the Home solely to “die on the board” as it’s referred to as on the Capitol, failing to be heard within the Senate earlier than the stroke of…

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Letter: We have to implement ranked alternative voting

Implementing Jefferson’s superb of “consent of the ruled” is an American story of continuous enchancment. Bear in mind, girls voting, secret ballots, even non-property-owning males voting have been all as soon as radical concepts. I mailed my poll days earlier than the official main election day on Tuesday. Then the Sunday earlier than the election my candidate withdrew from the race, making my vote irrelevant. By Monday, three candidates had dropped out. Think about if Utah voters might have ranked their decisions: If their first alternative withdrew or didn’t attain…

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