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7 J. Stuart Adams
8 Curtis S. Bramble
9 Margaret Dayton
10 David P. Hinkins
11 Scott K. Jenkins
12 Mark B. MadsenKaren Mayne
Benjamin M. McAdams
Wayne L. Niederhauser
Stuart C. Reid
Howard A. StephensonJerry W. Stevenson
Stephen H. Urquhart
John L. Valentine
Kevin T. Van Tassell
Todd Weiler 13
14 LONG TITLE
15 General Description:
16 This rules resolution provides a process for conducting a poll to determine legislators'
17 preferences for candidates for United States Senate.
18 Highlighted Provisions:
19 This resolution:
20 . requires the Legislature to conduct an informal poll of state senators regarding their
21 preference among the declared candidates for any United States Senate seat that is
22 up for election in any given election year;
23 . requires that the poll be conducted and completed within 30 days of the last day for
24 declaring candidacy for the United States Senate;
25 . establishes that participation in the poll is voluntary;
26 . requires the Legislative Auditor General to administer and conduct the poll;
27 . requires that the poll be conducted by secret ballot; and
28 . requires the Legislative Auditor General to publicly release the total number of
29 votes cast for each candidate.
30 Special Clauses:
32 Legislative Rules Affected:
36 Be it resolved by the Senate of the state of Utah:
37 Section 1. SR1-9-101 is enacted to read:
39 SR1-9-101. Informal poll on United States Senate candidates.
40 (1) In a year where there is an election for a seat in the United States Senate, the Senate
41 shall conduct an informal poll of their members to determine each member's preferred
42 candidate for each seat that is up for election.
43 (2) The poll required by this section shall:
44 (a) be conducted and completed within 30 days of the last day for filing for the office
45 of United States Senator, as provided in Section 20A-9-202 ;
46 (b) be voluntary on the part of each senator;
47 (c) be administered by the Legislative Auditor General, who shall:
48 (i) establish procedures and conduct the poll in a manner that assures that the poll is
49 conducted fairly and accurately; and
50 (ii) act subject to the direction of the Audit Subcommittee;
51 (d) have a ballot containing the name of each person who has declared candidacy for
52 the seat as of the conclusion of the last day for filing plus an option to select "none of the
53 above"; and
54 (e) be conducted by secret ballot.
55 (3) Immediately after conducting the poll, the Legislative Auditor General shall make
56 the results of the poll public by listing, for each seat that is up for election, the total number of
57 votes cast for each candidate.
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