The Green Papers: Utah 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 28 June 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 28 June 2016 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p MDT (1300-0200 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p MST (1400-0300 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:2,770,765 (0.89% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Salt Lake City
 

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Utah State and Local Government

Utah 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


This rule may be voided by SB 54. Nomination note: In UTAH, where a single candidate has already received the support of more than 50% to 60% of the delegates at the Party Convention (the percentage itself is set by the Party), that candidate receives the Party's nomination. Otherwise, the top two vote getters at the Convention advance to the Primary. The "Count My Vote" laws lets candidates skip the convention and appear on the primary ballot. Independents are allowed to participate in party primaries.


Conventions are held by the Constitution, Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican Parties prior to the primary.


2016 Candidate Filings from the Utah Liutenant Governor's Office.

28 June primary results from
Returns from the State of Utah Elections Office.
AP
Politico.


2016 Election Information from the State of Utah Elections Office.


8 November 2016 returns from the Utah Elections Office.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 6 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (10, 15 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 515,231 45.54% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(6 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Democratic 310,676 27.46% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Unaffiliated 243,690 21.54% David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Libertarian 39,608 3.50% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Unaffiliated; (Green) 9,438 0.83% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Constitution 8,032 0.71% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Independent American 2,752 0.24% Rocky Giordani
for Vice President: Farley M. Anderson
FEC P60009875
  Candidate Unaffiliated 883 0.08% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
  Candidate Unaffiliated; (Workers World) 544 0.05% Monica Gail Moorehead
for Vice President: Lamont G. Lilly
FEC P60004405; 28 Nov 16; Tot $13,278; Dsb $12,839
  Candidate Unaffiliated; (Socialist Workers Party) 521 0.05% Alyson Kennedy
for Vice President: Osborne Hart
FEC P80005473
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 19 0.00% Michael Lynn "Mike" Smith
for Vice President: Daniel Lee White
FEC P60020781
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 9 0.00% Dustin Alan Baird
for Vice President: Brandon Russell
FEC P60009602
  Candidate Write-in; (Kotlikoff for President) 9 0.00% Laurence J. "Larry" Kotlikoff
for Vice President: Edward Emery "Ed" Leamer
FEC P20004511
  Candidate Write-in; (America's Party) 6 0.00% Thomas Conrad "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Steven Bernard "Steve" Schulin
FEC P20005260
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 4 0.00% Andrew Daniel "Andy" Basiago
for Vice President: Karen Dell Kinnison
FEC P60015351; 28 Nov 16; Tot $17,034; Dsb $20,396
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Party USA) 4 0.00% Emidio "Mimi" Soltysik
for Vice President: Angela Nicole Walker
FEC P60018017
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 1 0.00% Robert Lewis "Bob" Buchanan
for Vice President: Jason Alexander Washington
FEC P60020757
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 1 0.00% Jamin Burton
for Vice President: Victor Neves
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 1 0.00% Sheila Telles "Samm" Tittle
for Vice President: R. Charles Casper-Kacprowicz
FEC P20002630
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 1 0.00% Anthony "Tony" Joseph Valdivia
for Vice President: Aaron Roy Barriere
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% Cherunda Lynn Fox
for Vice President: Roger Matthew Kushner
FEC P60005303; 28 Oct 16; Tot $36,288; Dsb $36,288
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% David Limbaugh
for Vice President: Bo Ginsrich
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% Stephen Paul Parks
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% Janet L. Reid
for Vice President: John E. Reid
Patriot Party
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% Marshall Roy Schoenke
for Vice President: James Creighton Mitchell, Jr
Total 1,131,430 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator Orrin G. Hatch
First elected: 1976; re-elected: 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator Orrin G. Hatch
FEC S6UT00063

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Mike Lee
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4)
  Elected Republican 760,241 68.15% Senator  Mike Lee
FEC S0UT00165; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,970,606; Dsb $3,947,031
  Candidate Democratic 301,860 27.06% Misty K. Snow
FEC S6UT00246; 28 Nov 16; Tot $75,547; Dsb $71,547
  Candidate Independent American 27,340 2.45% Stoney Fonua
FEC S6UT00261
  Candidate Unaffiliated 26,167 2.35% William Currie "Bill" Barron
FEC S2UT00187; 28 Nov 16; Tot $12,935; Dsb $14,746
Total 1,115,608 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Gary R. Herbert
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
As Lieutenant Governor, succeeded to the Governorship upon the resignation of Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. (Republican), effective 11 August 2009. First elected in a special election: 2010; re-elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 750,850 66.74% Governor  Gary R. Herbert
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox
  Candidate Democratic 323,349 28.74% Mike Weinholtz
for Lieutenant Governor: Kim Bowman
  Candidate Libertarian 34,827 3.10% Brian E. Kamerath
for Lieutenant Governor: Barry Evan Short
  Candidate Independent American 15,912 1.41% Dell Buck "Super Dell" Schanze
for Lieutenant Governor: Gregory C. Duerden
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 97 0.01% L.S. Brown
Total 1,125,035 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox
Appointed: 16 October 2013 (re: resignation of Lieutenant Governor Gregory S. "Greg" Bell).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (4 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Robert William "Rob" Bishop
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 182,928 65.93% Congressman  Robert William "Rob" Bishop
FEC H2UT01094; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,012,573; Dsb $878,566
  Candidate Democratic 73,381 26.45% Peter C. Clemens
FEC H6UT01137; 31 Dec 16; Tot $120,354; Dsb $93,044
  Candidate Libertarian 16,296 5.87% Craig Richard Bowden
FEC H4UT01108
  Candidate Unaffiliated 4,850 1.75% Chadwick H. Fairbanks, III
FEC H6UT01145
Total 277,455 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Chris Stewart
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 170,542 61.60% Congressman  Chris Stewart
FEC H2UT02324; 28 Nov 16; Tot $915,968; Dsb $927,031
  Candidate Democratic 93,780 33.88% Charlene McArthur Albarran
FEC H6UT02390; 31 Dec 16; Tot $587,048; Dsb $585,325
  Candidate Constitution 12,519 4.52% Paul J. McCollaum, Jr.
FEC H6UT02416
Total 276,841 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Jason Chaffetz
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 209,589 73.46% Congressman  Jason Chaffetz
FEC H8UT03089; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,396,596; Dsb $1,249,981
  Candidate Democratic 75,716 26.54% Stephen P. Tryon
FEC H4UT03211; 28 Nov 16; Tot $54,990; Dsb $63,333
Total 285,305 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Mia B. Love
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 147,597 53.76% Congressman  Mia B. Love
FEC H2UT04023; 28 Nov 16; Tot $5,408,973; Dsb $5,455,898
  Candidate Democratic 113,413 41.31% H. Douglas "Doug" Owens
FEC H4UT04011; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,112,795; Dsb $2,079,780
  Candidate Constitution 13,559 4.94% Collin Robert Simonsen
FEC H4UT04045
Total 274,569 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  Sean D. Reyes
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
Appointed: 23 December 2013 (re: resignation of Attorney General John Swallow [Republican]). First elected in a Special Election: 4 November 2014.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4)
  Elected Republican 719,064 65.41% Attorney General  Sean D. Reyes
  Candidate Democratic 275,571 25.07% Jon V. Harper
21 September 2016: Withdrew due to health concerns. Remains on the ballot.
  Candidate Libertarian 73,975 6.73% W. Andrew McCullough
  Candidate Independent American 30,687 2.79% Michael W. "Mike" Isbell
Total 1,099,297 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election Republican Treasurer  David Damschen
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
Appointed: 11 December 2015 [re: resignation of Treasurer Richard K. Ellis (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Republican 652,725 61.23% Treasurer  David Damschen
  Candidate Democratic 337,997 31.70% former state Representative Neil A. Hansen
  Candidate Constitution 75,365 7.07% Richard Proctor
Total 1,066,087 100.00%  
  

Treasurer Richard K. Ellis (Republican), who was first elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012, resigned on 1 November 2015 to work as Senior Director of Compliance and Communications at the Utah Educational Savings Plan.
11 December 2015: Governor Gary R. Herbert (Republican) appointed David Damschen to fill the remainder of the term.


Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election Republican Auditor John Dougall
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Republican 679,675 63.23% Auditor John Dougall
  Candidate Democratic 329,625 30.66% Mike Mitchell
  Candidate Independent American 65,692 6.11% Jared Green
Total 1,074,992 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 10 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 11 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 4 candidates
  Desert Greens (affiliate of Green)
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America's Party: 1 candidate
  Independent American (affiliate of Constitution): 5 candidates
  Justice Party
  Kotlikoff for President: 1 candidate
  Socialist Party USA: 1 candidate
  Socialist Workers Party: 1 candidate
  Unity
  Workers World: 1 candidate
Independents
  Unaffiliated: 20 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 16 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.le.state.ut.us/Documents/code_const.htm
Election Authority
  State of Utah Elections Office
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  The Senate Site - Republican
  Utah House of Representatives
  Utah House of Representatives
  Utah Senate Democrats
  Utah State Legislature
  Utah State Senate
Democratic
  Utah Democratic Party
Republican
  Utah Republican Party
  Utah Republican Party
Third Party
  Being Human Party
  Constitution Party of Utah
  Desert Greens Green Party of Utah
  Independent American Party of Utah
  Justice Party of Utah
  Justice Party of Utah
  Libertarian Party of Utah
  The Constitution Party of Utah
  United Utah Party
  Unity Party of Utah
Media & others
  Box Elder News Journal
  Deseret Morning News - Salt Lake City
  KSL TV - NBC - Salt Lake City
  KTVX - ABC - Salt Lake City
  KUTV TV - CBS - Salt Lake City
  Park Record - Park City
  Politics1.com - Utah
  Standard-Examiner - Ogden
  The Daily Herald - Provo
  The Herald Journal - Logan
  The Salt Lake Tribune
  The Spectrum - St. George
  The Times-News - Nephi
  The Wasatch Wave
  Tooele Transcript Bulletin
  Utah Policy - Politics, Communications & Government Relations
  Utah Politico Hub
  Vote Utah - KUED

 


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