Utah

We are watching the Better Boundaries ballot initiative, which goes to voters in November. This would create a bipartisan redistricting commission.

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How Redistricting Happened in Utah

The following timeline is a high-level overview outlining major redistricting events and activity in the state of Utah over the last 10 years.

2011

Census data delivered to Utah.

With trifecta control, Republicans passed state legislative and congressional maps that altered districts to favor Republicans, including drastically changing the composition of a historically Democratic district to lean Republican.

2018

Utahns have the opportunity to support a bipartisan ballot initiative to protect voters in the redistricting process.

Know the Races that Impact Redistricting

We are watching the Better Boundaries ballot initiative. 

1 Know the Decision Makers

Each state is different when it comes to the redistricting process. Knowing who they are and when to vote for them is the key to creating a fairer redistricting process. Both congressional and state legislative maps are drawn by:

  • Governor
  • State Senate
  • State House

2 Know Your State Legislature

Utah Lower Chamber
13

Democratic-held
seats

62

Republican-held
seats

Utah Upper Chamber
5

Democratic-held
seats

24

Republican-held
seats

3 Register to Vote

Register to vote in Utah

You can also confirm that you are already registered to vote.

4 Vote

Vote for candidates who will unrig the system. We will have a list of candidates we are supporting later in the year.

 

Primary Election Date: June 26, 2018

General Election Date: November 6, 2018

Get Involved in Utah Today

The fight to fix gerrymandering is right now—and we need your help in Utah! Here’s what you can do:

Join Organizing for ‘18

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and Organizing for Action (OFA) launched a partnership to build a more fair democracy by strategically targeting legislative chambers, governorships, and ballot initiatives that will be critical in determining how maps are drawn after the 2020 Census.

Join a Local OFA Chapter

Alongside the National Redistricting Action Fund (an NDRC affiliate), OFA is engaging with activists and volunteers to help educate people about gerrymandering and involve them in the process of fixing a badly rigged political system.

Attend Events Near You

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and MobilizeAmerica have teamed up to bring you the highest-impact volunteer opportunities in Utah to help elect Democrats up and down the ticket — and bring an end to Republican gerrymandering.

You can register to vote for the general election in Utah up until October 30, 2018.

Register
to Vote