How and why the League of Women Voters takes positions:
A League's positions reflect members' agreement on public policy issues. Positions are usually reached after study of the issue and discussion by members. Positions are forumulated by the organization's board of directors and readopted at least biennially. Leagues lobby on issues based on their positions. For a record of all positions of the League of Women Voters of Utah, click on the link under Position Reports.
Complete Position Reports:
League of Women Voters of Utah positions - (Impact on Utah Issues)
last revised in 2015
League of Women Voters of the United States - (Impact on Issues 2014-16) positions and history of studies
Positions in Brief:
League of Women Voters of the United States Positions in Brief - Summary versions
Selected Positions of the League of Women Voters of Utah:
• Understanding Utah's Tax System (2015) an update of the LWVUT 1992 study.
Selected Positions of the League of Women Voters of Salt Lake (last updated in 2010):
• Voting Rights - Statements about partisan elections, and alternative election systems
• Local Government - Statements about modernizing local government; fiscal policies and budgetary procedures; and special purpose districts
• Environmental Quality - Statements about Sewage and Water Quality; Flood Control; Solid Waste; Jordan River Parkway; Air Pollution; Geological Hazards; Wastewater Treatment and Water Quality; Water Supply in Salt Lake County; Salt Lake Canyons Master Plan; and Population Policy
Positions of the League of Women Voters of Salt Lake:
• LWVSL positions (1966-2005)
• Prison Relocation Study (2014) Positions reflect major study from Leagues around Utah.
• Election Law Update (2011) - Revised Position
• Nuclear Waste (2006) - A position developed in support of current law and expressing concern about safety issues