Could I ask for just a couple minutes of your time to get your help on a project that will add to our understanding of an important political issue? Click on the survey below (and here).
Over the last couple of years, due to Count My Vote and the subsequent legislation SB 54, there have been some significant and important changes to Utah’s candidate nomination rules to get access to a ballot.
We have seen efforts like “Count my Vote” morph into what is now known as SB 54.
These changes have led to battles not only in the court room, but also battles in the media between political leadership and the supporters and opponents of Count My Vote/SB 54.
Left out of the process, however, is how the party delegates and the voters-at-large feel about these changes. At the end of the day, it really affects them.
The parties have doneinternal polls of their membership. The usual organizations have asked questions, but there is a large part of the population still left out.
Which leads me to my point and the reason I would like your help. I am working with a group of fellow students on the final project of my undergraduate degree at the University of Utah in Political Science (Emphasis: Law and Politics, with a Minor in Campaign Management). We have been tasked to find information out about how the population of Utah feels about these changes brought about by Count My Vote and SB 54 and what,if anything, would be the best way for someone using the hotly contested alternate path to the ballot via petition signature to meet the thresholds for signature gathering.
This is where you, the reader, comes in.
We would like you to take this survey and give us your opinions about SB-54, the political parties and some methods to potentially sign a petition.
The survey is anonymous and collects no personal information.
The results will be delivered live on December 8th, at 12:00 PM Noon at the Hinckley Institute of Politics and on Utah Politico Hub.
Again, thank you for your participation in this important survey. Please feel free to send the link to your friends, families and neighbors, so we can get as many observations as possible.