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!