Count My Vote organization files initiative to modernize election system

Posted at 12:40 PM, Sep 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-18 14:41:05-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Members of the Count My Vote organization filed an initiative application at the Utah State Capitol Building Wednesday.

Officials with Count My Vote said their goal is to change the way Utah voters elect leaders, and to increase voter participation.

Officials said they are proposing to scrap the current caucus and convention election system, and to allow candidates to compete in a direct primary election.

Former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt, one of the Count My Vote co-chairs, filed a petition with the Lt. Governor's office in order to start the process of modernizing the election system.

Count My Vote organizers will need to get 100,000 signatures by next April to get their initiative on the ballot in November of 2014.