Ask the your state senator to pass HB 70 to end single-mark straight ticket voting at last!
Utah currently permits “straight ticket voting,” which provides an opportunity for a voter to select a political party on the ballot and with just that one mark also vote for all of the other candidates for that political party on the ballot. In other words, the voter can make one mark for “Democratic Party” or “Republican Party” and all of the other candidates for that party will be selected. Although this method of voting was commonplace 50 years ago, Utah is now one of only seven remaining states with this option, and the straight ticket voting option is found to be confusing and outdated.
Moving away from single-mark straight ticket voting eliminates voter confusion, ensures voters cast ballots that accurately reflect their wishes and encourages voters to learn about each and every candidate on the ballot to make an informed decision. Eliminating the straight ticket option also reduces the risk that voters miss out on the opportunity to vote for non-partisan races or ballot issues farther down the ballot.
Let’s help pass a good bipartisan bill, HB 70, to repeal the outdated single-mark straight ticket voting option!
Simply click “Start Writing” to ask state your senator to vote YES on HB 70.