Majority of likely voters in Utah want the option of ranked choice voting, new Sutherland survey finds

February 20, 2024

SALT LAKE CITY (February 20, 2024) – The majority of likely voters in Utah are in favor of ranked choice voting as an option for cities and towns, a new survey from Sutherland Institute finds. Support for ranked choice voting is broad but not universal, with a few groups being opposed to its use.

Highlights from the survey: 

  • 60% of Utah’s likely voters think that ranked choice voting should remain as an option for local elections. 
  • 51% of Utah’s likely voters are strongly or somewhat interested in using a ranked choice ballot for their own city or town elections.
  • Approval for ranked choice voting among Utah likely voters improves in every election category if the voter has past experience with ranked choice voting. 

The findings are highlighted in Sutherland’s newest issue brief, available here:

Sutherland Institute partners with YAnalytics to regularly survey likely voters in Utah about important public policy and political issues. This new issue brief measures the attitudes of likely voters toward ranked choice voting generally and asks for which types of elections voters would support using ranked choice voting. 

For more information about Sutherland research on elections, visit our new issue page: sutherlandinstitute.org/elections/



Media Contact:

Nic Dunn

VP, Strategy & Communications

801-349-5961 | nic@sifreedom.org

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