Count My Vote in the News
Count My Vote Executive Director Taylor Morgan said the GOP is "headed in the right direction," but a direct primary election is a better way to achieve the initiative's goal of boosting voter turnout.
october 28, 2013: editorial: gop stubbornness shows why count my vote should succeed (salt lake tribune)
"Count My Vote would not necessarily end party conventions. It would just give other candidates a means to get on a primary election ballot. That would be democratic."
"The initiative would open up what has traditionally been a rather closed system of selecting candidates for the final election, thus giving Utahns greater say in who represents them."
"The group contends the current caucus system allows small groups — such as tea partyers — to pack neighborhood caucuses and move politics to more extreme positions and candidates than the general public wants. It says a direct primary would ensure people supported by true majorities are elected."
“Count My Vote is not about one candidate or one political party, we’re about increasing voter participation and that’s our goal,” Zizumbo said.
october 19, 2013: op-ed: 'count my vote' is the elixer for utah's narrow-interest politics (salt lake tribune)
"Three cheers for Mike Leavitt, Norma Matheson, and the organizers of Count My Vote, who are sponsoring an initiative to allow candidates to be nominated via direct primaries and put the masses of Republicans and Democrats back in charge of selecting the candidates whom they wish to see run for office and have a real chance of winning at the polls."