The Green Papers: Utah 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 30 June 2020
✓ General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Thursday 19 March 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 30 June 2020 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p MDT (1300-0200 UTC).
Monday 17 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - Unaffiliated President.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p MST (1400-0300 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2022-2030 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Nomination note: In UTAH, where a single candidate has already received the support of a percentage (set by the party) of the delegates at the Party Convention, 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 (25 April), Democratic (25 April), Green, Independent American, Libertarian (25 April), Republican (25 April), and United Utah (18 April) parties prior to the primary. The Constitution, Democratic, Green, Independent American Party, Libertarian, Republican, and United Utah Parties are ballot qualified.


2020 Candidate Information from the State of Utah Elections Office.

2020 Candidate Filings from the State of Utah Elections Office.


30 June 2020 Primary results from a media source.

3 November 2020 returns from the State of 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 2020
 Candidate list (9, 6 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 865,140 58.13% President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(6 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 23 Nov 20; Tot $717,303,371; Dsb $718,174,436
  Candidate Democratic 560,282 37.65% former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,064,613,463; Dsb $1,063,053,521
  Candidate Libertarian 38,447 2.58% Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,405,357; Dsb $3,373,521
  Candidate Unaffiliated 7,213 0.48% Kanye "Deez Nutz" West
for Vice President: Michelle Tidball
FEC P00016741; 23 Nov 20; Tot $14,442,390; Dsb $12,135,513
  Candidate Constitution 5,551 0.37% Don Blankenship
for Vice President: William Alan Mohr
FEC P00014209; 20 Dec 20; Tot $83,880; Dsb $83,880
  Candidate Green 5,053 0.34% Howie Gresham Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 23 Nov 20; Tot $495,566; Dsb $476,095
  Candidate Unaffiliated 2,623 0.18% Brock Jeffrey Pierce
for Vice President: Karla Marie Ballard
FEC P00016550; 23 Nov 20; Tot $6,347,587; Dsb $6,315,486
  Candidate Unaffiliated; (Democratic) 2,229 0.15% Joseph W. "Joe" McHugh
for Vice President: Elizabeth "Liz" Storm
FEC P00013326
  Candidate Unaffiliated; (Peace And Freedom) 1,139 0.08% Gloria Estela La Riva
FEC P80005572; 23 Nov 20; Tot $43,674; Dsb $39,726
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity) 368 0.02% Brian T. Carroll
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 186 0.01% Jade Simmons
for Vice President: Claudeliah J. Roze
FEC P00015537; 23 Nov 20; Tot $125,500; Dsb $72,644
  Candidate Write-in 51 0.00% Thomas "Tom" Hoefling
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated) 6 0.00% President R19 Boddie
for Vice President: Eric C. Stoneham
listed as President R. Boddie

FEC P00017202
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Katherine "Kate" Forbes
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% Princess Khadijah Maryam Jacob-Fambro
for Vice President: Khadijah Maryam Jacob, Sr.
FEC P20004768
Total 1,488,289 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator  Willard "Mitt" Romney
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Willard "Mitt" Romney
FEC S8UT00176

Class 3 Republican Senator  Mike Lee
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Austin Searle
FEC S2UT00294
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Evan Barlow
FEC S2UT00286

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor  Gary Richard 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
Open Chair - Retiring at the end of this term.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4, 4 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 918,754 62.98% Lieutenant Governor  Spencer J. Cox
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Senator Deidre M. Henderson
  Candidate Democratic 442,754 30.35% Chris Peterson
for Lieutenant Governor: Karina Brown
  Candidate Libertarian 51,393 3.52% Daniel Rhead Cottam
for Lieutenant Governor: Barry Evan Short
  Candidate Independent American 25,810 1.77% Greg Duerden
for Lieutenant Governor: Wayne Hill
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 18,988 1.30% Madeline Kazantzis
for Lieutenant Governor: Ed Kennedy
  Candidate Write-in 937 0.06% Kristena M. Conlin
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 230 0.02% Richard T. Whitney
  Candidate Write-in 12 0.00% Tyler Scott Batty
for Lieutenant Governor: Greg Johnson
Total 1,458,878 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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
Open Seat - 14 May 2019: Running for Governor in 2020.
 Candidate list (1 write-in)
  Candidate Write-in     Gregory C. Johnson

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (1 Open, 2 Renominated);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  Robert William "Rob" Bishop
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 29 July 2019: Retiring.
18 January 2020: Running as Thomas Wright's Lieutenant Governor. Did not receive his party's nomination.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 237,988 69.52% Blake David Moore
FEC H0UT01205; 23 Nov 20; Tot $840,748; Dsb $769,327
  Candidate Democratic 104,194 30.43% Darren Bruce Parry
FEC H0UT01213; 31 Dec 20; Tot $44,801; Dsb $44,487
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 157 0.05% Taylor Lee
  Candidate Write-in 12 0.00% Mikal Smith
Total 342,351 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Chris Stewart
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 208,997 59.00% Member of Congress  Chris Stewart
FEC H2UT02324; 31 Dec 20; Tot $951,887; Dsb $929,210
  Candidate Democratic 129,762 36.63% John Kael "J. Kael" Weston
FEC H0UT02302; 23 Nov 20; Tot $345,140; Dsb $289,612
  Candidate Libertarian 15,465 4.37% J. Robert "Rob" Latham
FEC H0UT02328
Total 354,224 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  John Curtis
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected in a special election: 7 November 2017 [re: resignation of Jason Chaffetz (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 2 write-ins) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 246,674 68.73% Member of Congress  John Curtis
FEC H8UT03238; 23 Nov 20; Tot $895,900; Dsb $709,908
  Candidate Democratic 96,067 26.77% Devin D. Thorpe
FEC H0UT03193; 23 Nov 20; Tot $191,707; Dsb $190,110
  Candidate Constitution 8,889 2.48% Daniel Clyde "Dan" Cummings
FEC H0UT03235
  Candidate United Utah 7,040 1.96% Thomas G. McNeill
FEC H0UT03243; 31 Dec 20; Tot $5,705; Dsb $5,705
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 250 0.07% Trey Robinson
FEC H0UT03201; 30 Sep 20; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Write-in 7 0.00% Jeremy Lewis Friedbaum
Total 358,927 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Ben McAdams
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 179,688 47.70% Burgess Owens
FEC H0UT04076; 31 Dec 20; Tot $5,077,986; Dsb $4,864,622
  Candidate Democratic 175,923 46.70% Member of Congress  Ben McAdams
FEC H8UT04053; 23 Nov 20; Tot $5,631,870; Dsb $5,481,314
  Candidate Libertarian 13,053 3.46% John Molnar
FEC H0UT04118
  Candidate United Utah 8,037 2.13% Jonia Marie Broderick
FEC H0UT04027; 23 Oct 20; Tot $21,394; Dsb $21,265
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 29 0.01% Jonathan L. Peterson
Total 376,730 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  Sean D. Reyes
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Republican 878,853 60.58% Attorney General  Sean D. Reyes
  Candidate Democratic 489,499 33.74% former Small Claims Court Judge Greg Skordas
  Candidate Libertarian 82,444 5.68% Rudy J. Bautista
Total 1,450,796 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election Republican Treasurer David Damschen
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
Appointed: 11 December 2015 [re: resignation of Treasurer Richard K. Ellis (Republican)]. First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Republican 994,115 74.57% Treasurer David Damschen
  Candidate Libertarian 198,549 14.89% Joe Speciale
  Candidate Constitution 140,466 10.54% Richard Proctor
Total 1,333,130 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election Republican Auditor John "Frugal" Dougall
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Republican 1,000,846 74.78% Auditor John "Frugal" Dougall
  Candidate United Utah 173,644 12.97% Brian L. Fabbi
  Candidate Constitution 163,872 12.24% Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Ostler
Total 1,338,362 100.00%  
 

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   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): 1 incumbent, 10 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 10 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): 4 candidates
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 6 candidates
Other Third Parties
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Independent American (affiliate of Constitution): 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Peace And Freedom: 1 candidate
  United Utah: 3 candidates
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
  Non Affiliated: 1 candidate
  Unaffiliated: 10 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.

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
  Vote.Utah.gov
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  The Senate Site - Republican
  Utah House of Representatives
  Utah Senate Democrats
  Utah State Senate
Democratic
  Utah Democratic Party
Republican
  Utah Republican Party
Third Party
  Being Human Party
  Constitution Party of Utah
  Green Party of Utah
  Independent American Party of Utah
  Justice Party of Utah
  United Utah Party
  Unity Party of Utah
Media & others
  Box Elder News Journal
  Deseret 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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