Website aims to get Layton voters to the polls by informing and then rewarding

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  • juanton LAYTON, UT
    Oct. 15, 2013 3:06 p.m.


    My original intention was to disqualify users from the prize sweepstakes if they didn't vote, however that would put me in violation of Utah's voter bribery laws (Section 20A-1-601 if your are interested). So I had to soften the requirements to simply becoming informed with the hope that that will drive Layton residents to vote.

    - Jordan Squire

  • arand Huntsville, u
    Oct. 15, 2013 11:01 a.m.

    A shame that more people don't vote in municipal elections.

  • InspectorC Wasatch Front, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 5:42 p.m.

    @ arand (5:05 PM) ----

    I'm curious what you're referring to when you say, "That is truly a shame....".

    *WHAT* is truly a shame???

    Also, for my two-bit opinion here: Mr. Squire definitely needs to add a component to the Points Formula by awarding points for ACTUALLY VOTING (I don't see that covered on his website). Don't ask me for details of HOW to accomplish that, but ya GOTTA give points (BIG! points) for actually voting in the election!! That's a no-brainer!!

  • arand Huntsville, u
    Oct. 14, 2013 5:05 p.m.

    That is truly a shame because everything starts from the bottom up. Community elections are some of the most important elections we have to voice our opinions. If someone builds a shopping center right across the street from where you live and you don't like it and you didn't vote in a municipal election then I have no sympathy. The problem is though with a lot of municipal elections, is that we don't know if the person is Conservative or Liberal. They don't like to bring that to the forefront and they should. I for one like to know what I am voting for and not who has the most yard signs out there.

  • RSLfanalways West Valley, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 4:28 p.m.

    I think it is great what he is doing, but being realistic the only people that will use that website are those who already vote. It would be great if people got involved, as an example Layton city only had 10% of voters turnout on their last election. The only way I think you can increase voter turnout would be able to vote online or with your own phone, but that could cause voter fraud and other problems.