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Utah once had one of the highest rates of voter participation in the country, but today it’s dropped to 39th among the states.

Utah Foundation has been studying the issue of voter turnout for quite a while, and a new research brief shows the situation isn’t improving.

In this edition of Utah Thrives, Utah Foundation President Peter Reichard and Vice-President Shawn Teigen offer their thoughts on the factors associated with low participation, including uncompetitive elections. Bob Hunter from the Olene Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service talks about efforts by students to get more young people voting.

Listen here.