Deadline for Salt Lake City opinion ballot approaches

Posted at 2:56 PM, Sep 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-22 16:56:30-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Registered voters in Salt Lake City have less than one week to turn in a city opinion ballot regarding Constitutional rights and corporate donations in the realm of politics.

Eligible voters can answer “for” or “against” on opinion questions, including some that are related to the Citizens United decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment prevents the government from restricting independent political expenditures by corporations, unions and other organizations.

Regardless of the result of the Salt Lake City vote, the vote will not create any tangible changes to law.

In order to be counted, the vote-by-mail packet must be returned by Sept. 26. The ballot is the work of the Salt Lake City chapter of Move to Amend.