Learn about the 2016 Utah Constitution amendments

Another election, another round of statewide constitutional amendment questions! There’re three Constitutional Amendments in Utah for 2016 on your ballot. Here’s a quick TL;DR of each of them so you can figure out how you want to vote. Constitutional Amendment A This is a very minor adjustment to the oath of office to clarify that “this State” means Utah. It should be fairly obvious in context (I mean, what other state constitution are you going to be talking about during an oath of office in Utah?), but it never hurts to…

Learn About the 2014 Utah Constitutional Amendments

Something you can count on for every state-level election is getting one or more ballot questions asking you to amend the Utah constitution. About 90% of the time, they’re very dry and somewhat boring technical changes. While the state has some good documents on the arguments for and against each, most voters are looking for a TL;DR summary of the positions. Keep reading to get a five-minute breakdown of what each constitutional amendment means. Constitutional Amendment A This amendment would change how the State Tax Commission is composed. The State Tax Commission…