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Tag Archives: election administration
Can Mia Love Still Win?
If the Utah Colleges Exit Poll estimate accurately reflects all absentee voters, Love will make up some of the current deficit but eventually lose by 1,572 votes. This analysis was performed by Matthew Frei, a student research fellow at BYU’s Center for the … Continue reading
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No, Utah will not have 80% turnout
Estimating Utah’s turnout by looking only at registered voters is like estimating Utah’s average wealth by looking only at those who are employed. Important note (November 20, 2012). The turnout numbers below rely on data from Michael McDonald. He has … Continue reading
Posted in Everything Tagged election administration, greg bell, measurement, presidential election, turnout, voter registration, voting 3 Comments
A new report on Utah’s nominating system
Do Utah’s election laws and practices allow “full opportunity” for people to become candidates and for “voters to express their choice?” This is a guest post by Morgan Lyon Cotti, Senior Research Analyst at the Utah Foundation. Utah Foundation released … Continue reading
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Children and Dead People Are NOT Voting in Utah.
It’s pretty clear that Utah election administration doesn’t really look like Chicago Machine Politics in the 1950s no matter how many database oddities we might find. In a blog post Monday, my colleague Adam Brown analyzed the publicly available Utah … Continue reading
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Word from the Salt Lake clerk…
These dates are not errors but are rather a means of preserving the right to vote for our senior voters. In response to today’s posts, an explanation from Salt Lake officials is here. Copy and paste: The birthdates from the … Continue reading
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Which counties have more registration errors?
A little while ago, I wrote that Utah’s voter file has many people with invalid birthdates. Thousands of registered voters were apparently born between 1800 and 1810, for example.
Posted in Everything Tagged counties, election administration, rural, voting 2 Comments
Are children and dead people voting in Utah?
Update: Just to clarify for some folks who have read the headline without reading to the end of this post: No, I have not found any evidence that dead people or children are voting in Utah. I have only found … Continue reading
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