Press Release: Local Election Headquarters
Last year, in Utah, just shy of 1.1 million people voted. The 2018 election was big even though it wasn’t a presidential election. Utah voted on Prop 2, a bill to legalize medical marijuana in controlled ways. There was a lot of controversy and differing opinions that got people to the polls.
Over 50% of the voter age population voted. If we compare that to 2014, the last midterm election, Utah was tied for third place with one of the lowest turnouts in the country, a whopping 28.8%. That isn’t really something to be proud of.
Utah has a historically low rate of voter turnout, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Project 320 has set out to change the mind of younger voters, voting isn’t a chore. To aid in the process, they just rolled out their new website. Called the Local Election Headquarters (LEHQ), the website is set up to help voters in the southern Utah county area make an informed decision in the upcoming elections.
On the website you’ll find information geared to the younger generations about each candidate for the local elections. They also just released the Project 320 Newsletter, a monthly free subscription with news to help teens and young adults be more informed about the world they live in.