Utah Republicans had become accustomed to long, drawn-out conventions as volunteer judges count stacks of paper ballots do decide which candidates get nominated and which ones head to a primary.
Despite some initial objections, delegates seem to find the new, electronic voting system a big positive in streamlining and speeding up the voting process and bringing results back within minutes, not hours.
The first round of the Senate balloting came back so fast, that delegates seemed almost stunned.
"I couldn't be more thrilled with it," Utah GOP Chairman Thomas Wright told us during the first round of votes for governor. "I'm glad to have led the initiative to bring the Utah Republican Party into the 21st Century."
As Wright was explaining how well he thought the voting was going, he's interrupted by a delegate thanking him for the e-voting on behalf of her entire section.
"People are casting their votes; people are confident they're being counted," Wright said.
-- Thomas Burr
|1.||Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover|
|2.||Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review|
|3.||Salt Lake Comic Con FanX: In ‘cosplay,’ everybody can be anybody|
|4.||Free entry this weekend in national parks|
|5.||Utah same-sex marriage opponents hope case not undone by technicality|
|6.||Autopsies of 7 dead Utah babies done, reports still weeks away|
|7.||Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn proud to be gay and Mormon|
|8.||Northern Utah toddler accidentally shot with rifle dies|
|9.||Expect street closures in downtown Salt Lake City for marathon|
|10.||Utah Jazz: Corbin knew rebuild decision would impact future|