Utah House Bill 197
February 23, 2021, 8:39 am by Jason Fierman
This year will see some state-level legislative action, as governments across the country seek to change the rules that affect voters’ ability to vote.
An example can be found in Utah House, which is reviewing the Utah House of Representatives Bill 197. HB 197 would significantly change the state’s electoral code. In short, the law will require a change in the way the state government handles voter registration forms. Any registration forms submitted after March 31 will be ineffective for that year’s primary election.
Our analysis of voter registration data in Utah indicates that support for the bill is motivated by a false belief: Republican registration in 2020 has increased due to its Citizen voters. master pass to manipulate the results of the 2020 Republican primary election. Our research shows that the Republican Party’s increase in 2020 registration comes from new registrations and that unaffiliated voters choose to re-register. For an in-depth overview of this exciting and evolving topic check out our Utah HB 197 memo, linked here.