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Comments about ‘Utah's 2014 conventions moved after clashing with LDS conference and Easter, but fix being called a 'Band-Aid'’

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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 24 2013 10:00 a.m. MDT

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jddaz
West Jordan, UT

I strongly favor moving the primary back to September. In 1992, the last time we had the primary in September, we had a respectable 51% turnout. When the primary's in June, we only get around 15% turnout, sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. I'd also favor having all the candidates of both parties on the ballot. Then the top two candidates, regardless of party, will then square off in the general election.

Utah_1
Salt Lake City, UT

September doesn't work any more. In the land of the MOVE act which provides our service men and women more time to vote and the Vote By Mail, September leaves no time.

The two options are Mid July or early August. Both could work. The 2nd week of August is almost too late as the vote isn't certified until the end of August, leaving only September to run before people start voting by mail in October.

You really want to have two democratic candidates on the ballot for the fall. Some choice. Or two Republicans. That is not going to go over well.

Utah_1
Salt Lake City, UT

The State Republican Central committee didn't make the change some wanted on Saturday.They couldn't have, as the single proposal was something already voted down at the convention. What was proposed was a bad message bill. The myriad of changes and improvement that the state republican party is willing to make, just don't happen to match the demands of Count My Vote / Buy My Vote. Since that was voted again, the next proposed changes will be real. We want 250,000 to come to the neighborhood elections in 2014 and 500,000 in 2016. We want the meeting to remain a meeting.

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