Saturday, April 21, 2012

Map of Utah Congressional Districts

Here is a link for all of us who are wondering about the new Utah Congressional Districts. The same web page also has options to display all the other political districts for the state, such as state house, state senate, state school board.

Utah Districts Map

Bow Ties are Cool at Utah State Republican Convention

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Advocacy Group Leaving Out Details


This post comes from the Republican party chairman of our legislative district 43, Merlene Cook.

Martin Harker (precinct chair WJD009) sent the link to the article in Deseret News titled…Advocacy Group Leaving Out Details.
It is an excellent article.
Here is a link to that article - http://www.deseretnews.com/m/article/765568945.
Thanks Martin for passing it along.
Merlene Cook
LD 43

The article is about the advocacy groups which are involved in the Republican race for U.S. Senate.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Salt Lake County Republican Convention is Today!

Good luck to all the candidates and delegates at the convention today. We hope everything runs smoothly and that the best decisions are made.

If you are into Twitter here is the hashtag to help you keep in touch.  #SLCoGOP

Friday, April 13, 2012

Volunteering for the Utah State Republican Convention


WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH THE 2012 CONVENTION!


If you are interested in volunteering for the 2012 Nominating Convention, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Helen Redd - hhredd@gmail.com

Below are descriptions of the volunteer positions. Please request the position you would like if you have a preference.


Credentials Issuers: 96 volunteers needed

Shift: 6:15 am – 10:40ish am
Job Description: Will work in teams of 4 to register delegates, provide credentials and ballots
Breakfast: Doughnuts, muffins and juice
Other info: Credentials volunteers can be state delegates. They should plan on missing the first 30-40 minutes of the Convention, but should be able to hear candidate speeches.

Credentials Monitors: 8 volunteers needed
Shift: Willing to meet Friday at 6:00pm at South Towne Expo Center and 6:00am Saturday Morning
Job Description: Will monitor the credentials area – direct people where to go. They will each be in charge of a three check in lines for one congressional district. They will explain the check in process to the credential issuer volunteers. Each Credentials Monitor will carry a binder with the state delegate list in it. Morning of convention they will explain and organize their section of credential volunteers. Will assist the 3 check in lines for questions and problems. When a delegate has a problem they will take the person to the credentials problem room. They will collect lists from the credential check in area and deliver them to the credentials counter.
Breakfast: Doughnuts, muffins and juice
Other info: Credentials Monitors can be state delegates. They should plan on missing the first 30-40 minutes of the Convention, but should be able to hear candidate speeches.

Credentials Counters: 6 volunteers needed
Shift: 8:15 am – 10:40ish am
Job Description: Will help count credentials tally sheets to come up with credentials number.
Breakfast: Doughnuts, muffins and juice
Other info: Credentials Counters can be state delegates. They should plan on missing the first 30-40 minutes of the Convention, but should be able to hear candidate speeches.

Elections – Floor Voting Assistance: 40 volunteers needed
Shift: 10:00 am – 3 pm (or end of convention)
Training: Friday, April 20, at 6:00 pm at South Towne Expo Center
Job Description: These volunteers will be standing in the isles throughout the convention hall to help delegates with questions about their voting device. They will be available during the actual voting – and if someone has a problem with their keypad, or needs help voting, these volunteers will be available to help or resolve any issues. If an issue can’t be resolved on the floor, the volunteer will walk the delegate over to the elections troubleshooting table. They will also assist in floor counting when necessary.
Lunch: Provided, and concessions are available throughout the day
Other info: Voting Assistance Volunteers will be provided with a T-shirt and Election Credentials.


Elections - Security Volunteers: 40 volunteers needed
Shift 1: 6:30 am - 10:45am (4 teams of 5, each at an exit)
Shift 2: 10:45 am – 3pm (or end of Convention) (4 teams of 5, each at an exit)
Training: Friday, April 20, at 6:00 pm at South Towne Expo Center
Job Description: These volunteers will be sitting at stations by all doors that exit the building. They will need to stop each credentialed State Delegate and have them surrender their voting keypad/credential before exiting. Any credentialed Delegate entering the building will also need assistance to pick up their keypad/credential that matches their credentials.
Breakfast: Doughnuts, muffins and juice
Lunch: Provided, and concessions are available throughout the day
Other info: Security Volunteers will be provided with T-shirts, Election Credentials, card to hand out saying “I’ve surrendered my keypad by leaving the building”

Elections - Multi-County Race Volunteers: 25 volunteers needed
Shift: 7:30 am – 10 am
Training: Friday, April 20, at 6:00 pm at South Towne Expo Center
Job Description: Help to count ballots and assist the chair of each Multi-County Race.
Breakfast: Doughnuts, muffins and juice
Other info: Will be provided with a T-shirt and Election Credentials.

Elections - Keypad Demonstrators: 15 volunteers needed
Shift 1: 6:30 am – 10:00 am (Elections Booth)
Training: Friday, April 20, at 6:00 pm at South Towne Expo Center
Job Description: Assisting state delegates, and anyone else interested in the function of the electronic keypads. Each Keypad Demonstrators will have their own projector display and voting receiver to show examples of voting on a different frequency. They will answer questions and need to be well versed in using electronics and customer service.
Breakfast: Doughnuts, muffins and juice
Other info: Keypad Demonstrators will be provided with T-shirts, Election Credentials, laptop with turning point software, projector, troubleshooting instructions.

Election - Troubleshooters: 8 volunteers needed
Shift: 10 am – 3 pm (or end of convention) (Elections Booth)
Training: Friday, April 20, at 6:00 pm at South Towne Expo Center
Job Description: These volunteers will be assisting state delegates if an issue with their keypad cannot be resolved by a volunteer on the floor. These volunteers need to be highly technical and familiar with electronics as well as excellent customer service skills. They will be working in conjunction with technical staff and the elections committee to resolve issues quickly.
Lunch: Provided, and concessions are available throughout the day
Other info: Election Troubleshooters will be provided with a T-shirt and Election Credentials.

Information about State Republican Candidates


Here is some information copied from the Utah State Republican Party web site. I wish I had some more information to share about Salt Lake County Republican candidates. The County convention is tomorrow. If you have opinions to share with our delegates, let Preston Brooksby, Michael Mahnken and Van Walther know today.


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Over the next few days, we’ll be helping you discover more about a number of the state Republican candidates. Instead of having to search all over the internet to find this information, we’ve compiled it in one place. Helpful, huh?
The information will provide you with more tools to get in touch with the candidates, and be able to find out a bit more about who they are and what they stand for.
Today, we’ll post the information for statewide candidates. These offices include governor, attorney general, and state auditor.

Candidates for Governor:

Candidates for Attorney General:

Candidates for Auditor:

Candidate for Treasurer:

  • Richard Ellis: Phone: (801) 569-1464. Here’s a link to this candidate’s email, and monthly message

Monday, April 9, 2012

State Republican Convention Information

Below is a letter sent to all state delegates. It contains useful information for all of us who are interested in the political process. The State Republican Convention will be Saturday April 21, 2012 at South Towne Expo Center. The delegates from our voting district are Jim Gastelum and Van Walther. Please contact them if you have suggestions or questions.


STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: _____
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: _____
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: _____
OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION FROM THE UTAH REPUBLICAN PARTY
TO ALL STATE DELEGATES REGARDING THE STATE CONVENTION
Dear State Delegate,
Congratulations on being elected a State Delegate for the Utah Republican Party! The upcoming State
Convention will be the biggest political event in Utah’s history. I encourage you to study the candidates,
the Party Platform and other ballot issues you will be voting on which are all available at
www.utgop.org. Please be invested in all races and plan to stay until the end of the Convention. We
have a lot to get done.
Check in and Registration – State Delegates will check-in by Congressional District and then by last
name. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and ends around 9:30 a.m. The general Convention will start
promptly at 10 a.m. Once the final credentials report is adopted by the convention body, registration
will be closed. Please arrive early to avoid complications in participating. Please bring a photo ID.
Multi-County Districts – County Delegates at county conventions typically decide races for the State
Legislature. But when a legislative district crosses over county lines then State Delegates participate in
the election at the State Convention.
If you are a resident of the following district(s) please be in place at the South Towne Expo Center at the
listed “Start Time” below. You will need to check in for the general convention in Hall 1 to receive your
State Delegate credentials and electronic voting keypad (this will take 15 minutes). You will also need to
check in again at your State House or State Senate election before the starting time (this will take about
5 minutes).
Start Time Location Election
7:30am Hall 5 State House Districts 55, 58, 68, 70 and 71
7:30am Room 300D State House District 53
7:30am Room 400 State House District 29
8:30am Room 300D State Senate District 16
8:30am Room 400 State Senate District 23
8:30am Hall 5 State Senate Districts 19, 24, 27 and 28
8:30am Hall 4 (north) *State House Districts 1, 11, 12, 28, 54, 69, and, 73
8:30am Hall 4 (north) *State Senate Districts 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 20, 25, and 26
*These races are not contested, but will be informally meeting for one hour.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Salt Lake County Republican Convention Dinner


CONVENTION DINNER

Friday, April 13th

6PM Reception
7PM Dinner 
Salt Palace Convention Center                                                 100 South West Temple, SLC, UT 84101
Keynote Speaker:

Paul Rolly

Long time local political pundit.
When he writes, people take notice.
Paul started his media career as a copy boy and obituary writer with the Salt Lake Tribune. He became the assistant city editor at the Tribune before joining United Press International (UPI).  At UPI he was the state government and legislative reporter and was named Salt Lake City bureau chief for UPI.  He returned to the Tribune becoming the business editor and later joined in writing a favorite political column “Rolly & Wells” with JoAnn Jacobsen Wells until she retired and he began soloing.

Candidate Straw Poll

UT Governor, UT Attorney General, US Senate, US Congressional
1 Ballot given to each paid dinner attendee

 DINNER SPONSORSHIP

$60 per Person$50 per Delegate (one guest at $50)$800 Table Sponsors (8 seats per table)

RSVP by Monday, April 9, 2012


Please pay in advance by
CheckMake check payable to “SLCOGOP” and mail to PO Box 719, Salt Lake City, UT 84110 with the names of your guests. OR
Credit CardPay thru the donate tab on our website www.slcogop.com and forward your confirmation email to Office@slcogop.com  with the names of your guests.

2012 U.S. Senate Candidates Debate

Senator Orrin Hatch, Representative Chris Herrod and former State Senator Dan Liljenquist participated in the debate moderated by Utah Republican Party Chairman Thomas Wright. It was hosted by the Republican Women of Utah Valley and Utah Federation of Republican Women at Juan Diego Catholic High School.


The debate was held Wednesday April 4, 2012. It can be viewed online at Sutherland Institute You Tube

Bilingual Poll Workers Needed

Recently I received an email which stated in part:


"Salt Lake County is now required to comply with Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act due to the US census results. Therefore, in accordance with this federal law, the US Department of Justice requires that all election materials must be printed in both English and Spanish. This law also requires that bilingual poll workers be available to assist voters at certain polling locations.
In order to meet this requirement, we are looking for poll workers who are willing to serve in a bilingual capacity. If you are fluent in Spanish and are willing to assist, please reply to this email for more detailed information. If you know of someone who is fluent in Spanish and might be interested in serving as a bilingual poll worker, please have them call our office at (385)-468-7400 or email us at: electionsupport@slco.org.
Howard Drury
Training Coordinator
Salt Lake County, Elections
(385) 468-7400
2001 S. State St.
South Building Rm. S1100"

So, if you or someone you know is fluent in Spanish and would like to serve as a poll worker, please call (385)468-7400 for more information.

--JHD