Ask legislators on the Senate Government Operations Committee 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one of only seven remaining states with this option, and the straight ticket voting option is found to be confusing and outdated. It’s time to modernize our ballots and remove single-mark straight ticket to reduce confusion, ensure voters cast ballots that accurately reflect their wishes and encourage more informed voting.
Help pass a good bipartisan bill, HB 70, to repeal the outdated single-mark straight ticket voting option by sending an email to the members of the Senate Government Operations Committee BEFORE 8:50AM ON TUESDAY!
Simply scroll down and click “Start Writing” to ask senators to vote YES on HB 70.