VOTERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/VOTERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Lawmaker wants to register high school students to vote http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469613-78/cox-voters-registration-voter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469613-78/cox-voters-registration-voter.html.csp">Lawmaker wants to register high school students to vote</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By benjamin wood</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T22:24:01.883-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 10:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One Utah lawmaker wants to boost democratic participation by registering would-be voters while they’re still in high school. Rep. Jon Cox, R-Ephraim, said he is working on a bill to allow 16 and 17-year-old Utahns to complete their voter registrations early as part of an enhanced focus on civic education in Utah’s schools. “Obviously, you’re still not able to vote until you’re 18, but at least you get your registration in the system,” he said. Under Cox’s proposed legislation, underage Utahn...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58469613@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:24:01 MDT Poll: Utahns only westerners who still want federal land transfer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58454956-78/lands-federal-public-states.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58454956-78/lands-federal-public-states.html.csp">Poll: Utahns only westerners who still want federal land transfer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T10:32:39.777-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 10:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah is the only state in the west where voters want to take over federal lands, according to a new poll. While many westerners may view their state governments more favorably than they view the feds, a majority oppose transferring public lands to the states, a survey released Thursday by the Center for American Progress found. By a 52-42 margin, residents of eight intermountain states said they opposed taking over federal lands in their states, despite their frustrations with federal governmen...</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> 58454956@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:32:39 MDT Hunt: Democrats need surge of women to retain Senate majority http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58444840-82/women-democrats-senate-female.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58444840-82/women-democrats-senate-female.html.csp">Hunt: Democrats need surge of women to retain Senate majority</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Albert R. Hunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T06:02:16.149-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 06:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Democrats know that keeping control of the Senate this election year isn’t a man’s job. Success will depend on the votes of women. This year, it’s Democrats who are on the defensive. In the 10 most competitive Senate races, they are counting on different assets in different states: solid turnout of black voters in the South, Hispanics in Colorado and Alaskan natives. But almost everywhere, Democrats need a big margin — at least in the double digits — with female voters. The commerci...</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> 58444840@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:02:16 MDT Bloomberg Op-ed: Pot smokers following the gay marriage trail http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58432002-82/marijuana-marriage-sex-states.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58432002-82/marijuana-marriage-sex-states.html.csp">Bloomberg Op-ed: Pot smokers following the gay marriage trail</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Francis Barry</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T06:04:35.464-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 06:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This is the year of the Seinfeld midterms, we are told — an election about nothing in particular, lacking dominant themes. Yet the election also highlights how we are becoming a Seinfeld society. When it comes to two cultural issues that were once taboo, gay relationships and marijuana use, Americans are increasingly saying: “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.” In November, voters in Alaska and Oregon will decide whether to legalize and regulate the sale of marijuana, as voters in Colora...</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> 58432002@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:04:35 MDT Letter: Do the right thing and vote ‘em out http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58430150-82/congress-irrelevant-vote-continue.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58430150-82/congress-irrelevant-vote-continue.html.csp">Letter: Do the right thing and vote ‘em out</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T17:13:02.171-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I agree with Dr. Gary R. Hecox’s letter (“Irrelevant Congress,” Sept. 18). Considering that our 113th Congress refused to come to work and do their jobs, I find it appalling that we don’t have a mechanism to deny them their salaries and expenses. In less than two months we will learn whether we also have irrelevant voters. If we re-elect the incumbents, as we normally do, can we expect anything different from the 114th Congress? Are we going to continue to put party loyalty ahead of country loy...</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> 58430150@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:13:02 MDT Cameron makes passionate plea to Scots to preserve the British union http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399914-68/scotland-scots-cameron-scottish.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399914-68/scotland-scots-cameron-scottish.html.csp">Cameron makes passionate plea to Scots to preserve the British union</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Karla Adam</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T19:37:01.809-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 07:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday made an impassioned plea to keep Scotland in the union and urged voters not to vote for separation just to give “effing Tories” a kick. His intervention comes one week before Scots cast ballots to decide whether they will break away from the United Kingdom. Arguably, he seemed on Wednesday to be trying to do what the unionist camp has been accused of failing at miserably so far: connect emotionally with Scottish voters. After polls publ...</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> 58399914@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:37:01 MDT 5 Things to know about the 2014 Utah election http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58355731-90/election-utah-attorney-love.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58355731-90/election-utah-attorney-love.html.csp">5 Things to know about the 2014 Utah election</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHELLE L. PRICE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T22:28:31.947-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 10:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s statewide and national races haven’t the same drama and punch since a highly anticipated rematch in Utah’s 4th Congressional District between Republican Mia Love and U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson deflated in December when the Democratic incumbent decided against seeking re-election. What would have been a very close race now appears to be Love’s match to lose, according to political experts. In the other congressional seats, incumbent Republicans are all running for another term in districts th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583557312014-08-30T22:28:31.947-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T22:28:31.947-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355731@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:28:31 MDT Surly 2014 electorate poised to ‘keep the bums in’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361167-68/democrats-obama-gop-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361167-68/democrats-obama-gop-republicans.html.csp">Surly 2014 electorate poised to ‘keep the bums in’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:20:07.459-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. With less than 10 weeks to the elections, Republicans and Democrats who assess this fall’s midterm contests say the power of incumbency — the decennial process of reconfiguring congressional maps and hefty fundraisi...</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> 58361167@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:20:07 MDT Most incumbents in Congress to keep jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58356083-68/democrats-gop-republicans-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58356083-68/democrats-gop-republicans-obama.html.csp">Most incumbents in Congress to keep jobs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T19:54:00.399-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. With less than 10 weeks to the elections, Republicans and Democrats who assess the midterm contests say the power of incumbency trumps the sour public mood and antipathy toward gridlocked Washington. “Despite the i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583560832014-08-30T19:54:00.399-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T19:54:00.399-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58356083@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:54:00 MDT Schuck: The benefits of attack adds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343042-82/ads-negative-attack-voters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343042-82/ads-negative-attack-voters.html.csp">Schuck: The benefits of attack adds</a></h4>