On November 22, 2010, the Utah Board of Canvassers certified election results for the 2010 General Election. Results show that 51 percent of registered voters participated in the election, the highest turnout for a midterm election since 1994.
The state board of canvassers will convene to certify the 2010 General Election results for all statewide/multicounty candidates and ballot propositions. Voter turnout is anticipated to be the highest for a midterm election since 1994.
Salt Lake City - The Utah Office of Tourism, an agency of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, launched its winter "Life Elevated(R)" advertising campaign during a Capitol news conference to promote Utah's skiing and "The Greatest Snow on Earth(R)." The $1.1 million campaign includes three new 30-second commercial spots that will rotate on 13 national cable networks beginning in January.
Lt. Governor Greg Bell and the Utah Department of Health Present Findings of Drug Overdose Study to Victims' Families
Oct 22 2010
Between October 2008 and October 2009, hundreds of Utahns relived the personal stories of friends and family members who died from a fatal drug overdose to researchers from Utah Department of Health (UDOH).
Lt. Governor Greg Bell, S.L. County Clerk Sherrie Swensen to Open New Early Voting Location at University of Utah
Oct 18 2010
Lt. Governor Bell and Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen will make brief comments as they welcome students to the new Early Voting location at the University of Utah's Marriott Library.
Sep 28 2010
(SALT LAKE CITY) - Launched less than two weeks ago, the State of Utah's new voter information website VOTE.UTAH.GOV has already drawn more than 7,500 visits (including more than 5,800 unique visitors with 49,000 page views) and has emerged as the "go-to" portal for information when it comes to voting in Utah.
Lt. Governor Bell will be unveiling Utah's new state-of-the-art Voter Information and Outreach website. The new site is designed to offer Utah voters a unique, user-friendly and educational experience, while also providing a number of new services and features for voters.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert and Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Native American Summit, Sept. 1-2 at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center.
Jul 08 2010
SALT LAKE CITY - The Office of the Lt. Governor today issued an interim rule that sets forth a framework for the collection of electronic signatures to qualify a statewide initiative or referendum for the ballot.
Lt. Governor Greg Bell, the Governor's Office of Economic Development, Provo City Mayor Curtis, Ogden Mayor Godfrey and Salt Lake City Mayor Becker along with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the Utah Commission on Volunteers will release the 2010 Volunteering In America report ranking Utah as the #1 volunteering state in the nation for the 5th year running during a press conference in the Gold Room of the State Capitol on June 15 at 9 a.m.
SALT LAKE CITY - Sponsors of two initiative petitions - "Utah Redistricting Standards Commission" and "Government Ethics Reform" - have failed to obtain the number of signatures necessary to qualify for placement on the ballot.
May 13 2010
SALT LAKE CITY - Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell and the Division of Housing and Community Development will release the results of a snapshot survey showing Utah's homeless population during a press conference on Friday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. in room 240 of the State Capitol. The survey reflects a decrease by four percent in the total number of homeless and a decrease of 42 percent in chronic homelessness since last year.
Governor Gary R. Herbert signed a declaration which declared May 3-9, 2010 as Public Service Recognition Week. This declaration encourages citizens to recognize the accomplishment and contributions of government employees at all levels. In appreciation of Public Service Recognition Week, Lt. Governor Greg Bell will visit with, and work alongside, State employees at the Farmington DMV.
Mar 11 2010
SALT LAKE CITY - In a groundbreaking effort to achieve tort reform in Utah, the Legislature have given its final approval to HB408 and a companion resolution, HJR 34.
SALT LAKE CITY - State law does not permit the use of electronic signature gathering in the state initiative process, according to a legal opinion from the Utah Attorney General's Office.
Sep 17 2009
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Lt. Governor Greg Bell has appointed Paul Neuenschwander to serve as his chief of staff.
Salt Lake City - Future Governor Gary R. Herbert has selected Senator Gregory S. Bell to serve as his Lt. Governor.