Restoring our Republic
It’s still possible to have a functioning republic. One without corruption, spoiler candidates, or wasted votes. All it takes is us joining together.
Representation is broken.
Elections in Utah are routinely decided before the general election with candidates being funded primarily by big donors and corporations. Let’s fix that.
funded by you
Zero statewide winners had more donations from everyday people like you than from large corporations and big-dollar donors. Learn how we can put the power back in your hands.
Competitive elections help legislators better represent you and encourage voter participation, only 8 Utah legislative races ended with less than a 10% margin of victory in 2020. Help us restore competitive elections in Utah.
of the vote
Gov. Spencer Cox won his primary with just 36.1% of the vote. Candidates and voters deserve to know exactly how much winners are liked. See how he could have won with 60% of the vote.
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We Are Utah Podcast
Originally published on We Are Utah | Mar. 30, 2022 Imagine an election where the candidate with the highest approval rating wins. No games, no spoilers, no more feeling forced to choose the lesser of two evils. We can make that happen. Nate Allen – Executive Director Nate earned his associate’s degree from Weber State…
Approval Voting: Why Force Voters to Choose?
Originally published on BYU Radio | Top of Mind with Julie Rose | Sep. 21, 2021 New York recently became the largest city to use ranked-choice voting in a city-wide election. There’s another form of voting we just learned about called Approval Voting. And for this form of voting, voters don’t pick just one candidate,…
What is a consensus candidate and why is it important?
Consensus candidates are those who maximize the amount of people who approve of them holding office. This is why it is called ‘Approval’ Voting.
Will this help one party more than others?
Approval Voting would benefit everyone! It helps reflect the true preferences of the voters for every election and elects the most representative candidate.
How much will it cost?
It’s free! Well, mostly. No new voting machines or software are needed. Additionally the ballot design is the same size as our current ballot, unlike in Ranked Choice Voting. This means that the cost of mailing ballots doesn’t increase at all!
Help us bring fairer and more representative elections to Utah, we have opportunities for everyone!
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