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
255 N Main Street, Logan, UT 84321
Wasatch Front Region
2:00 p.m. - Friday, October 27, 2017
2197 E. Ft. Union Boulevard Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
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
3:00 p.m. - Saturday, October 28, 2017
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center Utah State University Eastern
451 East 400 North, Price, UT 84501
8:00 p.m. - Saturday, October 28, 2017
Sharwan Smith Student Center Southern Utah University
351 West University Boulevard Cedar City, UT 84720
12:00 p.m. - Monday, October 30, 2017
Hampton Inn & Suites Orem
851 West 1250 South Orem, UT 84058