WHy UTah Needs Voterise
Utah, the third fastest-growing state in the nation, is highly diverse with approximately 16% of its population being of Latinx descent as well as significant numbers of Native American, African American, Asian and Pacific Islander citizens. Salt Lake City, on a per capita basis, ranks 2ndin the country for LGBTQ population. But Utah has a voting problem!
*In 1980, Utah ranked 5thnationally in voter turnout. By 2016, the state had sunk to 39th.
*The state’s largest demographic, millennials, have the worst voting record. In the 2014 mid-term election, only 8.1% of Utah’s 18-29 year-olds voted, 60% below the national average.
*In 2016, 288,000 eligible women, almost 30% of the state’s total, were not registered to vote.
In the 2018 mid-term election, VOTERISE registered over 13,000 Utahns, accounting for almost 30% of the state’s new registrant total. This was accomplished at about half the national industry cost-per- registrant. In 2016, 75% of our registrants did vote and preliminary results for 2018 indicate that 74% of VOTERISE registrants voted this past November, an exceptionally high number for a mid-term election.