Questions were asked of all candidates running for state or federal office in Utah.
Read what they had to say in the 2012 Voters' Guide.
Be sure to re-register if you have moved or changed your name. Voters need photo ID or two proofs of name and address to vote.
(from the national League site) How do voters go about comparing and then judging the candidates? All too often, slogans, name recognition and personality are all that come through in campaign materials. Because television continues to dominate political campaigns, with the Internet as an every growing presence, it is difficult to move beyond a candidate's image to the substance of a campaign.
(LWVUS study supplement to Choosing the President 2008: A Citizen's Guide to the Electoral Process.): The U.S. presidential election is the biggest event in American politics. It's an exciting and complicated process that begins immediately after the preceding election and doesn't end until the voters have their say.
What happens during this extended campaign is a quest not just for votes, but also for political contributions, favorable media coverage, Internet attention, endorsements, and all the other makings of a winning candidacy for the highest elected office in America. Key events along the way include the primaries and caucuses, the party conventions, and the debates-not to mention all the speeches, polls, and focus groups, plus the barrage of radio and television commercials imploring you to vote this way or that.
The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. Our purpose is to promote political responsiblity through informed and active participation in government.
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