01 April 2020 – Local referenda can be conducted online

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Signiture Gathering
Sectors Involved: Health, Local Government, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: UT
Lead People/Agency: Govenor Gary R. Herbert

Overview: Executive Order 2020-12 suspends additional provisions of the Utah election code reguarding signiture gathering for local referenda. The order states that a referendum sponsor may distribute and gather referendum packets and physically signed signature sheets electronically, including by fax or e-mail.
Full details here: https://rules.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/Utah-Executive-Order-No.-2020-12.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation