voter turnout http://kuer.org en Davis County Will Vote by Mail http://kuer.org/post/davis-county-will-vote-mail <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.co.davis.ut.us/clerkauditor/elections/default.cfm">Davis County</a> is trying a vote-by-mail system for the primary election this spring and the general election in the fall.</p><p>Voters in Davis County received letters last week telling them about the changes.&nbsp; Election Manager Brian McKenzie says ballot packets will be mailed out 28 days before each election.&nbsp; When they come back, they’ll be verified using a bar code and by comparing the voter’s signature to their registration forms.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:47:17 +0000 Dan Bammes 45225 at http://kuer.org Davis County Will Vote by Mail 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