Organizers of the Count My Vote ballot initiative have officially notified the lieutenant governor that they are ending their effort to overhaul Utah's elections system.
In a letter released Monday by the lieutenant governor, former Gov. Mike Leavitt and other Count My Vote organizers wrote that, with the governor's decision to sign SB54s2 which significantly changes Utah's elections system there was no need for the group to proceed with collecting signatures to put their reform measure on the November ballot.
"Count My Vote's mission was to effect change in election policy in order to increase participation and broaden engagement in Utah elections," the organizers wrote. "Second Substitute Senate Bill 54 fulfills this mission."