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The Green Party of Utah Achieves Ballot Access

12.22.23 Salt Lake City

The Green Party of Utah (GPUT) received notification from the Utah Lieutenant Governor’s Office on December 21, 2023, that the threshold of 2,000 registered voter signatures was met to gain ballot access as a recognized political party in Utah.

“We are thrilled to hear this news, and believe this is a step forward for democracy in Utah as we offer voters not just more choices, but better choices than those presented by the political duopoly of the Democratic and Republican parties,” stated Dee Taylor, Interim Chair of the GPUT. “This represents the better part of about six month’s worth of work during which we have had earnest conversations about Utah’s choices with many voters in our state who are very eager for change.”

GPUT member Russell Wagstaff of Salt Lake City, said “We have worked hard to achieve this goal and are now ready to move forward to provide Utah voters the choices they deserve in the Utah political arena.”

Ballot access will now allow Green Party candidates to appear on ballots in 2024/2026, and voters will be able to register to vote as Green beginning with the 2024 elections.

“I’m very excited to see the Green Party on the ballot and ready to elevate the Utah political landscape,” added Adam Guymon, of Salt Lake City.

Utah Valley member Matt Styles stated, “It is a unique honor to be part of this chapter of the Green Party of Utah.”

Next steps for the GPUT will include scheduling a membership meeting to begin organizing for the 2024 election cycle.

Contact:Dee Taylor, Interim Chair 801-403-0121 / greenpartyutah@gmail.comT

Facebook: @greenpartyofutah

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Green Party of Utah’s Mission: The Green Party of Utah commits to building an inclusive political party through promoting candidates and causes that align with the Green Party's ten key values and the four pillars of social justice, ecology, non-violence, and grassroots democracy.

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