SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – A bill introduced to the Utah House Tuesday would change what Utah voters see at the polls on election day.
H.B. 259 would eliminate straight-ticket voting. That is the current option voters have to vote for candidates of all one party by checking a single box instead of voting for each candidate individually.
The change would apply to both paper and electronic ballots.
The bill has some bipartisan support. Democratic Representative Patrice Arent is the main sponsor behind the bill, with Republican Senator Curtis Bramble sponsoring it in the Senate.