As part of their efforts to register voters in key districts, gay rights group Equality Utah will be canvassing the streets of West Jordan on Saturday, April 5 to register voters for the November election and needs volunteers to help with the effort. West Jordan is in the senate district of anti-gay senator Chris Buttars.
“We’re hoping to get as many people registered as possible,” said Lauren Littlefield, Equality Utah’s Field Coordinator.
The April 5 voter registration drive is one of four the group will hold in the next two months. The others will be April 19, May 3 and May 17 and are planned to take place in Taylorsville, West Valley and Cottonwood Heights. The location for each of the remaining drives will be announced shortly.
Littlefield said Equality Utah had taken an interest in these four districts because of their population. Of the 70,000 people in these districts, only “about 50 percent” are registered to vote.
“More of these people should be participating,” she said. “If the Utah State Capitol is the people’s house, then the people’s voices should be heard.”
To participate in the April 5 drive, show up at the Albertson’s grocery store on 9000 S and Redwood Road (1653 W) at 9:00 a.m. Canvassing should last until noon and will cover four neighborhoods.