partisanship http://kuer.org en Utah Priorities Project: Partisan Politics http://kuer.org/post/utah-priorities-project-partisan-politics <p></p><p>The increasing polarization of the political process in Utah and across the nation is the next issue identified by the Utah Foundation as part of its Utah Priorities Project.&nbsp; In their open-ended survey, voters ranked partisan politics the 8<sup>th</sup> most important concern.</p><p></p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:29:45 +0000 Dan Bammes 19167 at http://kuer.org Utah Priorities Project: Partisan Politics Partisanship, Barriers Lower Utah Voter Turnout http://kuer.org/post/partisanship-barriers-lower-utah-voter-turnout <p>Voter turnout in Utah has dropped dramatically in recent elections, and a new study by the Utah Foundation looks at some of the reasons why.</p><p>In the presidential election of 1992, 67% of Utah&#39;s registered voters took part, while only about 50% turned out in 2008. &nbsp;A study by the non-partisan Utah Foundation suggests fewer close races and barriers to voter participation such as the state&#39;s closed Republican primary could be among the reasons. &nbsp;Research director Morgan Lyon Cotti says the strident partisanship of recent years also plays a part.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 21:52:55 +0000 Dan Bammes 13641 at http://kuer.org Partisanship, Barriers Lower Utah Voter Turnout