Latest News & Announcements
Lt. Governor Makes Decision on Attorney General Investigation Determines statutory remedy has already been accomplished
Nov 27 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox made his decision that formal civil action is not necessary under the governing statute with the Election Office's investigation of Attorney General John Swallow.
SALT LAKE CITY - Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox will host media access time to comment on his decision of how to proceed with the Election Office's investigation of Attorney General John Swallow.
Oct 16 2013
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah State Senate just confirmed State Representative Spencer J. Cox (R – Dist. 58) as the eighth lieutenant governor of Utah. Cox was appointed by Governor Gary R. Herbert on Oct. 8 to replace outgoing Lt. Governor Greg Bell.
Oct 08 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert named State Representative Spencer J. Cox (R - Dist. 58) of Fairview to replace Greg Bell as lieutenant governor. The Governor doesn't expect the administration to miss a beat in this historic transition.
Sep 16 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Lt. Governor Greg Bell announced this morning he is stepping down as Utah's seventh lieutenant governor. After four years in his present post and 23 years in public service, Bell has decided to return to the private sector.
Apr 08 2013
Recognized for work on campaigns for Utah Lt. Governor's Office, Salt Lake County Mayoral race...
Feb 12 2013
Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell will award Salt Lake Community College with "Utah's Election Campus Cup," Wednesday, February 13, 2013. This trophy recognizes their efforts to promote voter registration and education among students. The presentation will take place at 11:00 a.m. in the Student Events Center at SLCC's Redwood Road Campus in Taylorsville, Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today is National Voter Registration Day, and with Election Day just 42 days away, the Utah Lt. Governor's Office is launching its mass media campaign to encourage all eligible Utahns to register to vote and become informed voters.
Utah recognized for extraordinary efforts to protect the voting rights of service members and their families.
Salt Lake City - Today Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell announced the launch of the "Find My Caucus Location" tool on vote.utah.gov. The caucus location tool displays the date, time, and location of each participating political party's neighborhood caucus meeting by voting precinct.
Feb 08 2012
KEARNS, UTAH - In front of what has been called the fastest ice in the world and the athletes who train on it, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker joined other Utah officials and Olympic VIPs to announce the formation of an exploratory committee to consider a bid for the 2022 or 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Salt Lake City - Today Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell announced the launch of the Utah Political District Maps website. The website will display interactive maps of the State House, State Senate, State Board of Education and Congressional Districts recently passed by the Utah State Legislature. The districts represented by these maps take effect on January 1, 2012 for nominating and electoral purposes and on January 1, 2013 for all other purposes.
Nov 17 2011
Salt Lake City - Following seven months of research and study, the 35 member Utah Agriculture Sustainability Task Force, led by Lt. Governor Greg Bell and Commissioner Leonard Blackham, is offering 29 recommendations that are expected to protect and enhance Utah agriculture. The recommendations generally call for the creation of new laws and policies at the federal, state and local levels that remove obstacles for safe and modern farming and ranching.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's online voter registration program, voter.utah.gov, was recognized as a top government-to-citizen website by the Center for Digital Government. Online Voter Registration is one of hundreds of services available online via Utah.Gov, the official website for the state of Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY - Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell is scheduled to address industry, academic and government leaders at the 31st Annual Oil Shale Symposium in Golden, Colorado, Monday at 1:00 p.m.
SALT LAKE CITY - In recognition of receiving the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Lt. Governor Greg Bell and the Utah Commission on Volunteers are honoring three outstanding Utahns on September 27th , 2011 with a private luncheon held in their honor.
Aug 30 2011
SALT LAKE CITY - Lt. Governor Greg Bell has selected Cody Stewart to serve as his new Chief of Staff, beginning September 6. Paul Neuenschwander recently retired after having served as his Chief of Staff for the past two years.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert and Lt. Governor Greg Bell will host the Sixth Annual Native American Summit on August 30-31 at the University Park Marriott in Salt Lake City. Attendees will discuss education, economic development, housing and healthcare, issues prevalent among Utah's Native Americans.
SALT LAKE CITY - Lt. Governor Greg Bell and key state partners will announce the findings of the 2011 Volunteering in America report ranking Utah as the #1 volunteering state in the nation for the 6th year running.
SALT LAKE CITY - In an effort to keep Utah up-to-date with current technology, Lt. Governor Greg Bell announced the launch of the redesigned elections.utah.gov website today. The new site offers more fluid and user-friendly options for automated reminders of campaign finance dates, as well as improved social media integration.
Love Communications was featured on the red carpet tonight at the "Oscars of Political Advertising" to accept a national award for the firm's recent voter outreach campaign.
Salt Lake City - Today, Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell released the attached letter to Utahns For Ethical Government (UEG) declaring they have not met all of the statutory requirements in qualifying their initiative petition for the general election ballot.
Lt. Governor Bell will address the 2011Uintah Basin Water Summit regarding culinary and agricultural water issues in the State of Utah.
Lt. Governor Bell and the Utah Housing Corporation Break Ground on a 125 Unit Affordable Housing Project
Jan 18 2011
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell joined with other dignitaries from the State of Utah to break ground on a new affordable housing complex in downtown Salt Lake City at 309 East 100 South, on January 18, 2011.
Jan 13 2011
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker join together as co-chairs on January 6, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. at Memorial House in Memory Grove Park, 485 North Canyon Road, to kick off the Utah Civility and Community 2011 Initiative.
On November 22, 2010, the Utah Board of Canvassers certified election results for the 2010 General Election. Results show that 51 percent of registered voters participated in the election, the highest turnout for a midterm election since 1994.
The state board of canvassers will convene to certify the 2010 General Election results for all statewide/multicounty candidates and ballot propositions. Voter turnout is anticipated to be the highest for a midterm election since 1994.
Salt Lake City - The Utah Office of Tourism, an agency of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, launched its winter "Life Elevated(R)" advertising campaign during a Capitol news conference to promote Utah's skiing and "The Greatest Snow on Earth(R)." The $1.1 million campaign includes three new 30-second commercial spots that will rotate on 13 national cable networks beginning in January.
Lt. Governor Greg Bell and the Utah Department of Health Present Findings of Drug Overdose Study to Victims' Families
Oct 22 2010
Between October 2008 and October 2009, hundreds of Utahns relived the personal stories of friends and family members who died from a fatal drug overdose to researchers from Utah Department of Health (UDOH).
Lt. Governor Greg Bell, S.L. County Clerk Sherrie Swensen to Open New Early Voting Location at University of Utah
Oct 18 2010
Lt. Governor Bell and Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen will make brief comments as they welcome students to the new Early Voting location at the University of Utah's Marriott Library.
Sep 28 2010
(SALT LAKE CITY) - Launched less than two weeks ago, the State of Utah's new voter information website VOTE.UTAH.GOV has already drawn more than 7,500 visits (including more than 5,800 unique visitors with 49,000 page views) and has emerged as the "go-to" portal for information when it comes to voting in Utah.
Lt. Governor Bell will be unveiling Utah's new state-of-the-art Voter Information and Outreach website. The new site is designed to offer Utah voters a unique, user-friendly and educational experience, while also providing a number of new services and features for voters.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert and Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Native American Summit, Sept. 1-2 at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center.
Jul 08 2010
SALT LAKE CITY - The Office of the Lt. Governor today issued an interim rule that sets forth a framework for the collection of electronic signatures to qualify a statewide initiative or referendum for the ballot.
Lt. Governor Greg Bell, the Governor's Office of Economic Development, Provo City Mayor Curtis, Ogden Mayor Godfrey and Salt Lake City Mayor Becker along with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the Utah Commission on Volunteers will release the 2010 Volunteering In America report ranking Utah as the #1 volunteering state in the nation for the 5th year running during a press conference in the Gold Room of the State Capitol on June 15 at 9 a.m.
SALT LAKE CITY - Sponsors of two initiative petitions - "Utah Redistricting Standards Commission" and "Government Ethics Reform" - have failed to obtain the number of signatures necessary to qualify for placement on the ballot.
May 13 2010
SALT LAKE CITY - Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell and the Division of Housing and Community Development will release the results of a snapshot survey showing Utah's homeless population during a press conference on Friday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. in room 240 of the State Capitol. The survey reflects a decrease by four percent in the total number of homeless and a decrease of 42 percent in chronic homelessness since last year.
Governor Gary R. Herbert signed a declaration which declared May 3-9, 2010 as Public Service Recognition Week. This declaration encourages citizens to recognize the accomplishment and contributions of government employees at all levels. In appreciation of Public Service Recognition Week, Lt. Governor Greg Bell will visit with, and work alongside, State employees at the Farmington DMV.
Mar 11 2010
SALT LAKE CITY - In a groundbreaking effort to achieve tort reform in Utah, the Legislature have given its final approval to HB408 and a companion resolution, HJR 34.