SIGNATURES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SIGNATURES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Rolly: Count My Vote still prickling Republicans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57801462-82/vote-count-ballot-primary.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57801462-82/vote-count-ballot-primary.html.csp">Rolly: Count My Vote still prickling Republicans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T23:09:02.278-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Republican fallout from the Legislature’s compromise with the Count My Vote advocates to create a hybrid nominating system for candidates was immediate and fierce, as evidenced at the GOP neighborhood caucuses recently. Some party zealots, particularly the true believers concentrated in Utah County, contacted lawmakers right after the conclusion of the legislative session earlier this month, demanding they repeal the compromise bill next year. Rep. Michael Kennedy, R-Alpine, told attendees at a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801462@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:09:02 MDT Guv signs bill, ending Count My Vote bid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57661771-90/ballot-candidates-caucus-convention.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57661771-90/ballot-candidates-caucus-convention.html.csp">Guv signs bill, ending Count My Vote bid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T22:34:13.675-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 10:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill Monday afternoon to overhaul Utah’s nominating process and ending a push by the group Count My Vote to put a measure on the ballot to let voters get rid of the state’s unique caucus-and-convention system. Taylor Morgan, co-executive director for Count My Vote, said that, as promised, the group has shut down its ballot push in light of the governor’s action. “Our goal from the beginning has always been to change election policy,” Morgan said. “Our initiative was a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57661771@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:34:13 MDT Count My Vote deal gets roughed up, but advances http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57625857-90/ballot-bill-bramble-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57625857-90/ballot-bill-bramble-candidates.html.csp">Count My Vote deal gets roughed up, but advances</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T22:45:16.813-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 10:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Defenders of Utah’s caucus system for nominating candidates pummeled a deal struck over the weekend between legislators and organizers of the Count My Vote ballot initiative, calling it an unconstitutional affront to the First Amendment and comparing it to bloodshed in the streets of Kiev. Former Rep. Chris Herrod said the fundamental issue is whether political parties have the freedom to associate without government interference — which he added is the same thing the world is witnessing in cla...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57625857@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:45:16 MDT Lawmakers, advocates confirm Utah Count My Vote compromise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57621718-90/vote-count-signatures-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57621718-90/vote-count-signatures-utah.html.csp">Lawmakers, advocates confirm Utah Count My Vote compromise</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T09:42:40.089-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 09:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lawmakers and Count My Vote leaders confirmed Sunday that they had reached a deal on the controversial ballot initiative. After a Saturday news conference was scrubbed at the last minute amid disagreement over details of the bill language, both sides announced Sunday that candidates for office will be allowed to gather signatures to get on a primary ballot, rather than go exclusively through the parties’ caucuses and conventions. “This is an elegant solution that significantly enhances participa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57621718@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:42:40 MDT Deal to end Count My Vote initiative collapses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57614065-90/ballot-bramble-candidates-convention.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57614065-90/ballot-bramble-candidates-convention.html.csp">Deal to end Count My Vote initiative collapses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T14:32:20.262-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 02:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A breakthrough in negotiations that would have led to the end of the Count My Vote initiative apparently fell apart late Friday, prompting the group to scuttle a Saturday morning news conference as the sides went back to the negotiating table. The deal, which was agreed to Friday afternoon, would have changed Utah’s nominating system to ensure future candidates for office could get gather signatures to get on the primary ballot without having to go through the parties’ caucuses and conventions. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57614065@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:32:20 MDT It’s back on: Legislators, Count My Vote renew deal on election reform http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57619746-90/vote-count-signatures-ballot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57619746-90/vote-count-signatures-ballot.html.csp">It’s back on: Legislators, Count My Vote renew deal on election reform</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T09:24:20.708-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 09:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An on-again, off-again deal between organizers of the Count My Vote ballot initiative and state legislators is back on, after a false start, a cancelled news conference and a day of negotiations Saturday. In the end, the deal struck to overhaul Utah’s system of nominating candidates is much the same as it stood Friday night: Count My Vote will get a system where candidates for office could gather signatures to get on a primary ballot, rather than going through the parties’ caucuses and conventi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57619746@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:24:20 MDT