The Green Papers: Utah 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 26 June 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Thursday 15 March 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 26 June 2018 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p MDT (1300-0200 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 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


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 be nominated by convention or petition their way on to the primary ballot. Independents are allowed to participate in party primaries.

Conventions are held by the Constitution, Democratic (28 April), Green (21 April), Independent American (21 April), Libertarian (14 April), and Republican (21 April), United Utah (28 April) parties prior to the primary. The Green, Independent American Party, and United Utah Parties are ballot qualified.


Election Resources - 2018 Federal & State Candidate Manual from the Utah Lieutenant Governor.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
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
Open Seat - 02 January 2018: "I've decided to retire at the end of this term...."
 Candidate list (6, 5 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     Salt Lake County Councilwoman  Jenny Wilson
FEC S8UT00143; 08 Apr 18; Tot $543,108; Dsb $448,758
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Michael S. "Mike" Kennedy
FEC S8UT00242; 01 Apr 18; Tot $289,023; Dsb $31,535
  Candidate Republican     former Massachusetts Governor Willard "Mitt" Romney
FEC S8UT00176; 01 Apr 18; Tot $1,676,876; Dsb $526,516
  Candidate Constitution     Timothy Noel "Tim" Aalders
FEC S2UT00229
  Candidate Libertarian     Craig R. Bowden
FEC S8UT00127; 31 Mar 18; Tot $44,654; Dsb $43,055
  Candidate Independent American     Reed C. McCandless
FEC S8UT00275
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Glade G. Fitzgerald
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Ryan Daniel Jackson
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Tyrone Jensen
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Abe Korb
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Caleb Dan Reeve

Class 3 Republican Senator  Mike Lee
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Gary R. Herbert
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, 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox
Appointed: 16 October 2013 (re: resignation of Lieutenant Governor Gregory S. "Greg" Bell); first elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Robert William "Rob" Bishop
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     J. Lee "Lee" Castillo
FEC H8UT01158
  Candidate Democratic     Kurt Frederick Weiland
FEC H8UT01117; 08 Apr 18; Tot $12,947; Dsb $11,500
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Robert William "Rob" Bishop
FEC H2UT01094; 01 Apr 18; Tot $684,325; Dsb $393,757
  Candidate Green     Adam Davis
FEC H8UT01125; 01 Apr 18; Tot $715; Dsb $598
  Candidate United Utah     Eric R. Eliason
FEC H8UT01133; 08 Apr 18; Tot $106,700; Dsb $2,210

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Chris Stewart
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Shireen Sarah Ghorbani
FEC H8UT02255; 08 Apr 18; Tot $72,495; Dsb $23,576
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Chris Stewart
FEC H2UT02324; 01 Apr 18; Tot $592,724; Dsb $332,250
  Candidate Libertarian     Jeffrey Whipple
FEC H8UT02297
  Candidate United Utah     Jan Garbett
FEC H8UT02305; 08 Apr 18; Tot $135,435; Dsb $79,010

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John Curtis
First elected in a special election: 7 November 2017 [re: resignation of Jason Chaffetz (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     James Courage Singer
21 June 2017: Dropped out of the Senate Class 1 contest endorsing Salt Lake City Councilwoman Jenny Wilson.
14 March 2018: Filed a Declaracation of Candidacy to run in CD 3 with the state of Utah.

FEC H8UT03402
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Curtis
FEC H8UT03238; 01 Apr 18; Tot $1,094,717; Dsb $1,039,073
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Christopher Niles "Chris" Herrod
14 October 2017: Filed a Termination Report with the FEC.

FEC H8UT03253; 30 Sep 17; Tot $244,700; Dsb $244,700
  Candidate Independent American     Gregory C. "Greg" Duerden
FEC H8UT03444
  Candidate United Utah     Melanie McCoard
FEC H8UT03451
 

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (Republican), who was first elected in 2008, announced he will not seek re-election on 19 April 2017. On 18 May 2017, he announced he would resign on 30 June 2017. On 30 June 2017, he resigned.

7 November 2017: Provo Mayor John Curtis (Republican) is elected.


Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Mia B. Love
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Salt Lake County Mayor  Ben McAdams
FEC H8UT04053; 08 Apr 18; Tot $1,056,815; Dsb $192,868
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Mia B. Love
FEC H2UT04023; 01 Apr 18; Tot $2,269,301; Dsb $1,541,913
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Jonathan LaRele Peterson

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Attorney General  Sean D. Reyes
Appointed: 23 December 2013 (re: resignation of Attorney General John Swallow [Republican]). First elected in a Special Election: 4 November 2014; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Treasurer David Damschen
Appointed: 11 December 2015 [re: resignation of Treasurer Richard K. Ellis (Republican)]. First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Auditor John Dougall
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 6 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 7 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Desert Greens (affiliate of Green)
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Independent American (affiliate of Constitution): 2 candidates
  Justice Party
  United Utah: 3 candidates
  Unity
Independents
  Independent
  Unaffiliated: 6 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 5 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.

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

Election Authority
  State of Utah Elections Office
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  The Senate Site - Republican
  Utah Senate Democrats
  Utah State Senate
Democratic
  Utah Democratic Party
Republican
  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
  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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