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Green Party of Utah secures ballot access for upcoming election

Dec 28, 2023, 8:21 AM

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FILE: A voter holds a mail-in ballot in Provo on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. A Utah lawmaker will propose legislation that would remove a voter from mail-in ballot lists if they fail to vote in a presidential election. (Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

(Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah voters will have more options on their 2024 and 2026 ballots. The Green Party of Utah (GPUT) officially acquired ballot access.

Starting next year, voters will have the option to affiliate with or vote for candidates of GPUT. 

The office of Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson notified GPUT of its ballot eligibility earlier this month according to a press release. 

To be recognized as a political party in Utah, the GPUT was required to submit 2,000 registered voter signatures. According to a social media post, the party collected 2,928 signatures to attain ballot access.

In a press release statement Interim Chair of the GPUT, Dee Taylor, said, “We are thrilled to hear this news, and believe this is a step forward for democracy in Utah as we offer voters not just more choices, but better choices than those presented by the political duopoly of the Democratic and Republican parties.”

“I’m very excited to see the Green Party on the ballot and ready to elevate the Utah political landscape,” said GPUT member Adam Guymon in the release. 

Voters can register to vote as a Green Party member beginning with the 2024 elections.

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