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.
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 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. 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 (4)
    Democratic     Danny Drew - apparently not a candidate
"I am suspending my U.S. Senate campaign...."

FEC S8UT00119
    Democratic     James Courage Singer - apparently not a candidate
21 June 2017: Dropped out endorsing Salt Lake City Councilwoman Jenny Wilson

FEC S8UT00135; 30 Jun 17; Tot $8,773; Dsb $4,507
  Candidate Democratic     Mitchell Kent Vice
FEC S8UT00150; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,278; Dsb $2,341
  Candidate Democratic     Salt Lake County Councilwoman  Jenny Wilson
FEC S8UT00143; 30 Sep 17; Tot $294,781; Dsb $155,199
    Republican     Senator  Orrin G. Hatch - apparently not a candidate
02 January 2018: "I've decided to retire at the end of this term...."

FEC S6UT00063; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,481,456; Dsb $885,637
  Candidate Republican     Larry Michael Meyers
FEC S8UT00168
  Candidate Libertarian     Craig R. Bowden
FEC S8UT00127; 30 Sep 17; Tot $9,149; Dsb $8,044

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 (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Robert William "Rob" Bishop
FEC H2UT01094; 30 Sep 17; Tot $401,088; Dsb $268,645
  Candidate Republican     Cathy Callow-Heusser
  Candidate Green     Adam Davis

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 (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Shireen Sarah Ghorbani
FEC H8UT02255
  Candidate Democratic     Randy Hopkins
  Candidate Democratic     Misty K. Snow
FEC H8UT02222; 31 Dec 17; Tot $7,692; Dsb $4,386
  Candidate Democratic     Charlotte "Carol" Surveyor
FEC H8UT02230
  Candidate Republican     Mary Burkett
FEC H8UT02248; 30 Sep 17; Tot $5,368; Dsb $2,471
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Chris Stewart
FEC H2UT02324; 30 Sep 17; Tot $291,008; Dsb $169,047

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 (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Benjamin Joseph "Ben" Frank
FEC H8UT03154
    Republican     Congressman Jason Chaffetz - apparently not a candidate
19 April 2017: Announced he will not seek re-election.

FEC H8UT03089; 30 Sep 17; Tot $243,682; Dsb $368,298
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Curtis
FEC H8UT03238
    Republican     Margaret Dayton - apparently not a candidate
11 July 2017: Filed termination report with the FEC.

FEC H8UT03170; 30 Jun 17; Tot $57,290; Dsb $57,290
  Candidate Republican     Chia-Chi Teng
 

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 (4) - 116th Congress
    Democratic     Adam Orson Homer - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8UT04012
  Candidate Democratic     Salt Lake County Mayor  Ben McAdams
FEC H8UT04053
  Candidate Democratic     Darlene McDonald
FEC H8UT04046; 31 Dec 17; Tot $45,199; Dsb $42,617
    Democratic     Marla Louise Mott-Smith - apparently not a candidate
23 October 2017: Marla Mott-Smith withdrawing in favor of Ben McAdams' Candidacy

FEC H8UT04020; 07 Nov 17; Tot $21,424; Dsb $21,429
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas "Tom" Taylor
FEC H8UT04038; 30 Sep 17; Tot $8,059; Dsb $2,373
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Mia B. Love
FEC H2UT04023; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,019,910; Dsb $896,578

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): 10 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 8 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)
  Desert Greens (affiliate of Green)
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Independent American (affiliate of Constitution)
  Justice Party
  United Utah
  Unity
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 
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
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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