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Governor Herbert's 2013 Inauguration Ceremony
The 2013 Inauguration took place at the Utah State Capitol on Monday, January 7th 2013 at 11AM with Governor Gary R. Herbert and other State elected officials taking the Oath of Office. The ceremony included Governor Gary R. Herbert's inaugural address, the National Guard 19-gun... read more

Election 2012

Women's issues have played a large part in the 2012 campaigns, with many "zingers" coming from candidates surrounding these issues. Romney's "Binders full of women" quickly became an Internet sensation. But women are more than political pawns, they are the largest voting bloc in the country and have the potential to sway the election.

While seniors don't tend to vote for a party in the majority, they are the voting bloc with the highest voter participation. And with an aging population, the group continues to grow. As voter ID laws pop up across states, many worry that seniors will be disenfranchised.

What do all of these people have in common? First, they're Latter-Day Saints. What is less known is that they're also Democrats. Crystal Young-Otterstrom, the LDS Democrats Caucus vice chairperson, says the combination is actually more common than you might think.

One penny for every ten dollars spent. That’s what Cache County needs from voters in order to continue the Recreation, Arts, Parks, and Zoos tax—better known as the RAPZ tax. The tax, which excludes food purchases, was approved by voters in 2002 and is now up for renewal.

Utah Lt. Governor Debate

The one and only debate between Lieutenant Governor candidates Greg Bell and Vince Rampton took place on Wednesday at Utah State University. Republican incumbent Bell and Democratic challenger Rampton argued their positions on public lands, the economy, and the budget, among other things.

Access Utah is a daily topical program hosted by Tom Williams. It airs Monday through Friday at 9 AM on Utah Public Radio. We debate Constitutional Amendment A in the first half of the program, continuing our Vote Utah series. The amendment proposes the Utah Constitution be amended to require a portion of the revenue from all state severance taxes be deposited in the state trust fund, beginning in 2016.

Wednesday, we're wrapping up our Meet the Candidates series at the Hinckley Institute of Politics as Doug sits down with Republican Governor Gary Herbert. Herbert became Utah’s Governor when Jon Huntsman resigned in 2009 and he easily won in a special election the following year.

The stage is set before candidates for Utah's second congressional district square off.
UPR, in cooperation with Vote Utah 2012, presents the House 2nd Congressional District debate on the Southern Utah University campus, in conjunction with the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service. UPR Southern Utah Correspondent Chris Holmes moderates with Eric Kirby, Director of the Leavitt Center.
Rocky Anderson speaks at Utah State University.

Fresh off his presidential debate in Chicago, Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson was in Logan Friday stumping for his campaign--and warning the audience of the media's "mass deception":


U.S. Senate Candidate Scott Howell had a chance to explain to representatives of the business community this morning his position on the nation’s debt crisis. The Democrat was the only U.S. Senate candidate present at a forum hosted by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce.


In 2012, Utah’s public broadcasters team in an innovative project to inform state voters about candidates and issues. Vote Utah represents a balanced informative commitment to explore the political process and provide avenues for citizen engagement.

Visit our Vote Utah website regularly for updates on the political process, candidate profiles and debate information.

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At A Glance

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  • The Choice 2012 - A journey into the places, people, and decisive moments that made the men who are competing for the presidency.

  • Big Sky, Big Money - A tale of money and politics in Montana, the episcenter of the campagin finance debate.

2012 District Maps

Interactive District Map - find out your districts (Utah Lieutenant Governor's web site).

A note about candidate representation: It's KUED's policy to include a candidate in our debates if the candidate is represented by a rating of 5% or higher popularity in the polls.

For a complete list of candidates visit the Lt. Governor's election information web site: http://elections.utah.gov

All ballot qualified candidates in selected races are included in our free speech messages.

KUED's Free Speech Messages will broadcast on the following days at approximately 9:56pm. They will also be available on this site on September 24. The broadcast order was determined by a random draw.