The Green Papers: Off Year Election 2001

Copyright Utah
Governor:1(Term Limit: 3 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2000 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
2002 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
1990 Census: 1,722,850(0.69% of 248,765,170)
2000 Census: 2,236,714(0.79% of 281,998,273)
Registered Voters (Nov 98): 1,045,071
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98): 1,432,000 
Tuesday, November 6, 2001 Polls Close: 8 PM MST (0300 UTC)
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Governor  Term limit: 3 consecutive 4-year terms, Current Governors  

 Republican  Governor Michael O. Leavitt
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1996, 2000
Chair up for election: Tuesday, November 2, 2004. (The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor).

Senate  6-year term, Current Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1Republican  Senator Orrin G. Hatch
First elected: 1976; re-elected: 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 7, 2006.

Class 3Republican  Senator Robert F. Bennett
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 2, 2004.

House of Representatives  2 year term, Current House  
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat, 2 Republicans

CD 1Republican  Congressman James V. Hansen
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

CD 2Democrat  Congressman Jim Matheson
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

CD 3Republican  Congressman Chris Cannon
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

Nomination Notes

Utah has an "optional convention" system where candidates are nominated by a Convention. If the leading contender fails to get 70 percent of the vote on the floor of the Convention then a Primary is required.

Congressional District

Utah has 29 counties and 3 congressional districts: 28 of the counties are undivided (those wholly within a given congressional district) while only 1 is divided (split between more than one congressional district).

UNDIVIDED COUNTIES: (wholly within one Congressional District)

  • CD # 1: Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Iron, Juab, Millard, Rich, Tooele, Washington and Weber.
  • CD # 3: Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Kane, Morgan, Piute, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch and Wayne.


  • Salt Lake County is divided among all 3 of Utah's Congressional Districts;

CD # 2 is wholly within Salt Lake County.