SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) There are new developments regarding an initiative that would eliminate the caucus convention system in favor of a straight primary in Utah. It has officially been filed with the Lt. Governor’s Office Wednesday.
Organizers of “Count My Vote” are moving forward with the initiative because of the Utah Republican Party continues to fight the SB54 compromise.
The initiative seeks to make signature gathering the only way to get on a primary ballot.
It would require candidates to gather signatures from one percent of registered party members in their area.
It would create an automatic, mail-in run-off election for the top two candidates, if the top candidate fails to 35 percent of the vote.