SALT LAKE CITY
Voter registration among women is up, Utah not tracking
Sep 14, 2022, 8:00 AM
SALT LAKE CITY – Voter registrations among women have risen in several states in the wake of the Roe v. Wade decision last June. However, Utah law does not require voters to provide gender on voter registration forms.
The Lt. Governor’s office said the information is not pertinent in deciding if one is eligible to vote, stating, “Voter registration data in Utah is streamlined and meets the basic requirements for election administration and oversight.”
But the founder of the research group Utah Women and Leadership Project, Dr. Susan Madsen, said men and women are often motivated by different policy issues.
“When you track voter registration, if you understand the gender then you can track what things are happening in life and the community, in the news and the reaction,” said Madsen
The New York Times reported some of the states with the biggest registration upticks among women after Roe v. Wade was overturned were conservative states such as Kansas and Louisiana.
- SLC students hold walkouts in response to Roe v. Wade
- Utah Legislature sued over allegedly unconstitutional gerrymandering
- Utah women’s reproductive-health doctor weighs in on Roe v. Wade ruling
We want to hear from you.
Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.
Today’s Top Stories
- Congressman Chris Stewart announces resignation
- U of U Health, Regence insurance warn they may not reach a contract
- Rattlesnakes are appearing on Utah trails, around homes later than normal
- Woman barricades herself inside West Jordan home, then arrested
- Herriman couple ‘lucky to be alive’ after socket smashes windshield
- Citing rising rivers, Sandy Mayor issues emergency declaration
- Public comment period approved for quarry in Parley’s Canyon
- Lori Vallow Daybell shrugs after being handed docs about delivering up her kids, video shows
- Source: Congressman Chris Stewart will resign, special election dates not known
- Becky Edwards announces her intent to run to represent Utah’s 2nd Congressional District