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Ballot Ready 2018: Proposition 4 – Better Boundaries


The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Today’s program wraps up the Hinckley Institutes’ Ballot Ready 2018 series with a panel discussion on this year’s Proposition 4: the initiative to create an independent redistricting commission in Utah.



The idea behind the initiative is to move the process of political redistricting, which occurs once-every-decade after the federal census, out of the direct hands of lawmakers by creating an independent, seven-member commission to redraw district boundaries.

Proposition 4 would affect redistricting in Utah in three main ways: (1) it would create a seven-member appointed commission to participate in the process of formulating redistricting plans; (2) it would impose requirements on the legislature’s redistricting process; and (3) it would establish standards to which redistricting plans must comply.

Speaking on today’s panel: Utah Republican Senator Todd Weiler of District 23; Better Boundaries Co-Chair Jeff Wright; Moderating the discussion is Salt Lake Tribune reporter Benjamin Wood.

The forum was recorded on October 24, 2018.

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is a weekly program featuring forums on local, national, and international issues important to people living in Utah. The program airs every Wednesday at 10 AM and Saturday at 9 AM. Hosted by Anthony Scoma, the program highlights and contextualizes the forums presented by the Hinckley Institute of Politics every fall and spring semester at the University of Utah. Produced by KCPW Studios
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