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Julia Ritchey, KUER

Election officials plan to upgrade the state’s old voting machines with newer, more secure systems. Five voting equipment companies under consideration for the contract held a demo Wednesday at the Utah State Capitol to let the public test drive their machines.

bizoo_n, istock photo

After President Trump’s commission on voter fraud requested data from all 50 states, Utah election officials are fielding more questions from concerned voters. 

Utah Democrats

Longtime Democratic state lawmaker Rebecca Chavez-Houck will not be running for re-election next year.


After complaints of long lines and confusion surrounding last year’s elections and caucuses, Utah lawmakers passed dozens of bills to streamline voting.

New Utah Organization Aims To Fire Up Millenial Voters

Jul 14, 2016
Andrea Smardon / KUER

A new organization launched in Utah Thursday aimed at getting more millennials to the voting booth.

Utah Voting Machines Nearing End Of Expected Lifespan

May 18, 2016
Brian Grimmett

The life of Utah’s current voting machines is nearing its end and the legislature is now tasked with figuring out what to do next.

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Democratic State Representative Patrice Arent says Utah should get rid of the straight-party-ticket box, Utah voters can check when they go to the polls.

Whittney Evans

Primary election ballots were shipped out to many Salt Lake County residents today. Election officials say the switch to an exclusively vote-by-mail election should double voter turnout in Salt Lake City.

A bill that would allow citizens to register to vote in Utah on election-day was approved by a House Committee today.  HB 91 would allow voters to register at the polls on and require county clerks to count those votes.  Democrat Rebecca Chavez Houck of Salt Lake County is the sponsor of the bill.  She hopes the legislation would increase voter turnout.