Count My Vote in the News
october 18, 2013: count my vote utah has the right idea: it's time to overturn utah's closed caucus (park record)
"Utah is one of only seven states that still rely on the caucus system in which delegates are handpicked to vote at each party's county and state convention. Since most voters don't attend their neighborhood caucuses, and therefore don't have a hand in picking their delegates, the ballot is often determined before they even know who the candidates are.
"At a Count My Vote public hearing Wednesday, backers hoping to change Utah’s current caucus and convention system to a direct primary election were met mainly with criticism and questions from audience members."
"Taylor Morgan, the executive director of Count My Vote, said the increased costs are a result of primary elections becoming the norm throughout the state and more voters participating."
"Opposition to the Count My Vote effort to replace party caucuses with direct primaries appears to be taking shape as a new, bipartisan group — Protect Our Neighborhood Elections — has formed with plans to point out flaws in the other side’s proposal."
"But Leavitt said that his case proves the group’s point that the one-night caucus every two years disenfranchises tens of thousands of Utah residents."