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​Utah’s population is growing and becoming increasingly diverse. Net migration is contributing to the majority of growth in the fastest growing counties in the state, rather than natural increases derived from births. In 2020, positive net migration contributed the largest annual share of the state’s population growth this decade.

1Utah Project aims to boost civic engagement for Black, Indigenous, People of Color and disaffected voters in Utah.

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About Our Foundation

Inform Voters

Being an informed voter means to be knowledgeable about the issues and positions of candidates when voting. It also means you are able to make decisions without influence from outside factors intended to persuade those who may not fully understand a candidate’s platform or ideas.

Track Legislation

1UTP is an independent website tracking the status of legislation in the Utah Legislature and the United States Congress and helping you participate in your government.

Support Candidates

How do you choose candidates to support? Do you support candidates who align with a political party or with your ideals? It is important to learn who are your representatives.

Score Representatives

This voting record lets you know where your lawmakers stand on issues important to you.

You Have the Power to Impact Utah’s Future.

Utah politics are unique. The way Utah selects candidates can be confusing for people who are new to the state or new to politics. That confusion can dissuade civic engagement.

Utah is one of seven states that uses a convention system in deciding its candidates, and the only state that allows candidates from political parties to skip a primary election for statewide or federal offices if candidates receive 60% of delegate votes.

There are approximately 4,000 GOP delegates and 2,000 Democratic delegates. These few people wield great power. They decide who gets put on a primary ballot, and, therefore, they decide who has the power to make laws in our state.

Candidates may circumvent the convention system by gathering a sufficient number of qualified signatures to gain a place on the party’s primary ballot regardless if they received less than 60% or more of the delegate votes. Signature gathering can be a time consuming and costly endeavor. Some candidates choose not to collect signatures and stick with the delegate’s vote.

By deciding to become a delegate, you have the power to influence the future of Utah and reshape Utah’s politics. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a delegate for your community.

Featured Articles

A brief history of conservative media

Politics have polarized in recent years to the point that there is now an Earth 1 and an Earth 2, and “never the twain shall meet,” a phrase coined by the poet Rudyard Kipling. Republicans and Democrats have not seen eye to eye on many things – perhaps since their...

‘Blood and Soil’ Nationalism is Un-American

The founders of the U.S. Constitution recognized that many colonists had come to America to gain freedoms that they could not enjoy in 18th- and 19th-century Europe, such as religion, speech and assembly, as well as the opportunity to own land. The overbearing caste...

Gaslighting: Trump takes advantage of faith and trust

Don’t judge me, but I am a fan of the show Ancient Aliens on the History Channel. How, you ask, is someone like me, who is so concerned about facts, interested in a show that talks about mythical aliens? I don’t share that information about myself to reveal whether I...

Our Top Priorities

We seek the growth of civic engagement within all communities of Utah that’s dedicated to equity and justice for all.

Health Care

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed just how important it is for all U.S. residents to have access to health care.

Redistricting

Following the successful 2018 Proposition 4 ballot initiative, Better Boundaries reached a compromise with the Utah State Legislature regarding the implementation of Proposition 4.

Water Rights

Who has water rights will continue to be critical, as our state becomes more populated and as climate change impacts our reserve …

Police Reform

The 2020 summer of protest, topped off by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor made the issue of police reform top priority around the country, including in Utah.

Public Lands

The way Utah takes care of its public lands now will impact our state in the future. We believe in protecting wildlife and their habitats by …

Medical Marijuana

Even in our conservative state, registered voters supported the 2018 ballot measure for the legalization of medical marijuana …

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The most effective form of voter suppression has been convincing people that their vote doesn’t matter.

If your vote didn’t matter — they wouldn’t spend so much time trying to take it away.

- Darlene McDonald

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