Know Your Vote Utah2020-02-07T17:11:05-07:00

Introducing Project #KnowYourVoteUt

In 2019, a group of high school students in Salt Lake County have decided to do something to help voters get to know candidates on their ballots by surveying everyone who is running for office and making their answers publicly available on one easy-to-use website.

The goals of this student-led initiative are to:

  • Educate and mobilize voters to participate in elections by providing survey information on the candidates.
  • Engage students across Utah in collective participation in elections in order to bring them into the political process, instill an appreciation for the power of voting and begin a life-long habit of participating in elections – even while they are still too young to vote.

Project #KnowYourVote works by utilizing a network of Utah high school students – administrators, recruiters and ambassadors — in a collective effort to run and market the project.

That’s where you come in!

  • Engaging students in elections

  • Educating and mobilizing Utah voters

  • Growing voter turnout

  • Creating a more engaged electorate today — and tomorrow!

  • Engaging students in elections

  • Educating and mobilizing Utah voters

  • Growing voter turnout

  • Creating a more engaged electorate today — and tomorrow!

Introducing Project #KnowYourVoteUt

In 2019, a group of high school students in Salt Lake County have decided to do something to help voters get to know candidates on their ballots by surveying everyone who is running for office and making their answers publicly available on one easy-to-use website.

The goals of this student-led initiative are to:

  • Educate and mobilize voters to participate in elections by providing survey information on the candidates.
  • Engage students across Utah in collective participation in elections in order to bring them into the political process, instill an appreciation for the power of voting and begin a life-long habit of participating in elections – even while they are still too young to vote.

Project #KnowYourVote works by utilizing a network of Utah high school students – administrators, recruiters and ambassadors — in a collective effort to run and market the project.

That’s where you come in!

Students

Highly engaged high school students send out short surveys to candidates.


High school students, be a part of this student-led effort to impact elections and gain leadership experience! #KnowYourVoteUt accepts student volunteers year-round.

Candidates

Candidates answer the #KnowYourVoteUt brief 5 question survey to reach voters. Responses are collected and posted on our website.

Are you a candidate?

Community

Utah voters use #KnowYourVoteUt to learn about the candidates on their ballots and to cast an informed vote!

Students

Highly engaged high school students send out short surveys to candidates.

High school students, be a part of this student-led effort to impact elections and gain leadership experience! #KnowYourVoteUt accepts student volunteers year-round.

A network of ambassadors around the state do the important work of collecting candidate information on behalf of Utah voters to educate the community and help voters cast informed ballots.

  • Time frame: Commit in Spring, volunteer from the beginning of the school year through November 2020 
  • Hours per week: 2-4
  • Responsibilities: Emailing candidates, attending town halls, running events such as voter registration drives and Democracy class, and promoting #KnowYourVote through social media.
Recruiter

Recruiters grow the network of Ambassadors by recruiting from schools around the state to ensure geographic diversity and representation in the #KnowYourVote program.

  • Time frame: February through November 2020 (minimal summer hours)
  • Hours per week: 2-4
  • Responsibilities: Running events such as voter registration drives, Democracy class, and other events to promote our project, sharing our posts on social media, and recruiting new members through clubs, events, media, etc. 
Administrative Council

This is a unique opportunity for just 12 Utah high school students to shape a brand new program and ensure it has the greatest impact in Utah in order to encourage student participation in elections and to educate and mobilize voters. This leadership role will build your resume with experience coordinating a state-wide student effort and creating its public-facing operation.

  • Time frame:  For seniors January 2020-May 2020; for all others January 2020 through May 2021  (minimal summer hours)
  • Hours per week: 2-4
  • Responsibilities: Creating and launching the annual strategic plan, planning events, organizing team members. 
  • Special skills: Some Council members will need social media and communications, marketing, graphic design, computer skills (database, PHP,  website).

Register to get involved now!

Candidates

Candidates answer the #KnowYourVoteUt brief 5 question survey to reach voters. Responses are collected and posted on our website.

2020 Candidate Responses – Coming soon!

#KnowYourVote Ambassadors will be contacting general election candidates for the 2020 Elections. Find candidate responses here to help inform your vote and ensure you cast a vote for all down-ballot candidates in 2020!

All survey responses come directly from the candidates and are unedited by Know Your Vote. Know Your Vote does not support or oppose any candidates or political parties.

Community

Utah voters use #KnowYourVoteUt to learn about the candidates on their ballots and to cast an informed vote! 

Important election dates:

  • March 3, 2020 – “Super Tuesday” Presidential Primary Election in Utah
  • June 30, 2020 – Primary Elections in Utah
  • November 3, 2020 – 2020 General Election

Pledge to vote in 2020!

Sign Action Utah’s 2020 Voter Pledge to commit to voting. We’ll follow up with simple reminders about election information and dates to make sure you don’t miss your chance to vote and get your voice heard!