The Cuts Continue: Day 2 of the State School Board Candidate Interviews

Today, the Governor’s Nominating and Recruiting Committee continued their interviews with State School Board candidates in the remaining two districts.  The committee, by law, is taxed with forwarding at least three names on to the Governor.  The Governor will in turn select two of those candidates to appear on the November ballot.  By law, the Governor must select candidates for the ballot before August 1st.   Here are the names that will be forwarded on to the Governor, those struck were eliminated in this round by the committee:

The Cuts Continue: Day 1 of the State School Board Candidate Interviews

Post updated with interview scores. Today the Governor’s Nominating and Recruiting Committee met to interview candidates in four of the districts up for election this year.  The committee, by law, is taxed with forwarding at least three names on to the Governor.  The Governor will in turn select two of those candidates to appear on the November Ballot.  All candidates below were interviewed today, and those with a strike-through were eliminated.   For those of you playing at home, pull out your bingo cards, here are today’s results:

BUZZ: CMV press conference postponed; still negotiating

With discussions ongoing, the Saturday morning press conference announcing the end of the Count My Vote initiative has been postponed. Early yesterday evening, leaks began to announce that an accord had been reached between legislators behind SB54, which would effectively nullify the Count My Vote initiative, and Count My Vote principals. The agreement would allow for an alternative path to the primary ballot that involved collection of a certain number of signatures, depending on the political subdivision. The rumor is that state wide elections would require 27,000 signatures, Congressional districts…

IT’S OVER: CMV to Announce Agreement on an Alternate Route to the Primary Ballot

Count My Vote

Count My Vote is holding calls tonight with volunteers and supporters to fill them in on a  tentative agreement that will keep the caucus system intact while also providing an alternate method for a candidate to access the ballot. Count My Vote will hold a press conference tomorrow at 11 AM to announce the tentative agreement and will release the details in a statement immediately before the press conference.   Related articles BUZZ: CMV and SB54 supporters close to compromise (utahpoliticohub.com) SB54 v. Count My Vote (utahpoliticohub.com) Curt Bramble, SB54…

Can we improve elections and keep the caucus? Yes, we can

As you’re well aware, the Count My Vote effort is working to try and diminish the power of political parties in choosing their own nominees. In the process, they’re proposing radical changes to electoral processes that would greatly restrict ballot access and prevent many candidates from even running. While there is always room for improvement in our electoral process, CMV is merely a change, not an improvement. I’d like to propose a system of changes that would improve candidate selection while preserving the power of political parties to select their…