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9:10 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Voter ID Laws: Where Utah Stands

Voter identification laws have made national news recently with various courts striking down laws in Wisconsin, Arkansas and Pennsylvania. Utah State University political science Professor Roger Tew said the fight over voter ID laws is complicated and often partisan.

“The argument is that voter IDs are relatively simple. We have to provide IDs for all kinds of things, it should be no different,” Tew said.  “Those who tend to be opposed to it on the other hand, the argument is there are people living in cities and older people who don’t have a need for a driver’s license, or a need to obtain normal IDs that often other people use.”

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Vote Utah
10:18 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Debate Over State Legislature Seat Highlights Different Views On Funding Education

Incumbent Curt Webb, and challenger Jeff Turley sit next to each other at the debate for Utah House of Representatives District 5.
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Candidates contesting the Utah House of Representatives District 5 seat squared off Wednesday night in the Logan Library’s Jim Bridger Room.

Incumbent Curt Webb and challenger Jeff Turley sparred over the funding of education, taxes and public lands, among other things.

 


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Vote Utah
12:22 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Attorney General Candidates Disagree On Pursuing Gay Marriage Ban To SCOTUS

Sean Reyes and Charles Stormont faced off in a debate Wednesday night.
ABC

The Utah Debate Commission sponsored the first debate between the Republican and Democratic Candidates for Utah Attorney General Wednesday night. Both candidates agreed on many issues, with the exception being over a plan to defend Utah's gay marriage ban.

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Vote Utah
2:22 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Cache Valley Candidates Face Off In Two Debates Wednesday Night

Wednesday night UPR and the Herald Journal team up with the Logan Library to host two debates between local candidates.

Utah House of Representatives candidates Curt Webb and Jeffrey Turley debate at 7 p.m. (Listen below)

Cache County Attorney candidates James Swink and Chris Daines debate at 8 p.m.

You can listen to the debates live on the Herald Journal's Website, and we will post the audio Thursday morning, and tweet out the link. You can also attend the debate at the Logan Library for one or both races.  

Vote Utah
2:49 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Utah Counties Switch To Mail-in Balloting System

The first Tuesday in November is notorious for long lines to tap a few buttons, cast a vote, and possibly change the future course of our state. Depending on where you live, you may not be waiting in line to cast your vote in November.

Several counties across Utah are doing it: mail-in ballots- for everyone, not just the absentee voters. This isn't new, but several counties are trying it for the first time this year.

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Vote Utah
12:32 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Ask Your Cache County Representatives A Question For Next Week's Debate

Hey Cache County! Utah Public Radio, The Herald Journal and Logan Library are teaming up on Wednesday to bring two debates to you:

House of Representatives candidates Curt Webb and Jeffrey Turley @ 7 p.m.

Cache County Attorney Candidates James Swink and Chris Daines @8 p.m.

We're collecting questions... so ask away!

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Vote Utah 2014
10:06 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Statewide Debates Heard Live On UPR

Utah Public Radio will be broadcasting five debates live this election season, in cooperation with the VoteUtah initative. The newly-formed Utah Debate Commission will be producing the state-wide debates. 

Each debate listed below will air live on UPR at 6 p.m. and be re-broadcasted the following morning at 11 a.m.

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Election 2012
3:08 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Utah Votes: Constitutional Amendment to Exempt Military Members from Property Tax

Should active military members be exempt from paying property taxes while they serve?  Utah voters will answer that question when they head to the polls on Tuesday.

When Democratic Senator Luz Robles began working to get Constitutional Amendment B on the ballot, she says it was about giving back to those in the military who defend the country.

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Election 2012
2:51 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

40 Percent of Utahns Already Voted; High Election Day Turn-out Expected

http://vote.utah.gov/

If the turnout for early voting is any indication, the overall voter turnout for the 2012 Utah general election could be high. Mark Thomas, Director of Elections in the Utah Lieutenant Governor’s Office, says he anticipates about 40% of people who intend to vote did so early.

"The numbers that have been reported in from the county clerks show 378,000 have voted either by mail or at the early voting locations so far. This number could certainly increase in the days after Election Day as they count more of those absentee ballots that came in before Election Day."

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Election 2012
11:53 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Analyzing Women Voters: How They'll Vote and Why

Women's issues have played a large part in the 2012 campaigns, with many "zingers" coming from candidates surrounding these issues. Romney's "Binders full of women" quickly became an Internet sensation. But women are more than political pawns, they are the largest voting bloc in the country and have the potential to sway the election. How will they vote and why? UPR's Storee Powell talks with Professor Tim Chambless of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah to put women voter trends into context.

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