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 
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 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, Green, Independent American, Libertarian, Republican, and United Utah parties prior to the primary. The Green, Independent American Party, and United Utah Parties are ballot qualified.


Important Dates & Deadlines for 2020 Election Cycle and 2020 Candidate Information 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

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

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.
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Zachary Moses
  Candidate Republican     Jeff Burningham
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Spencer J. Cox
  Candidate Republican     former Governor and U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Former Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. (Republican), who was first elected to the Governor's Chair in 2004 and re-elected in 2008, was nominated in May 2009 by President Barack Obama as Ambassador to China. The Governor resigned his Chair on 11 August 2009.
  Candidate Republican     Salt Lake County Council Member  Aimee Winder Newton

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.

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 Undetermined);
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Robert William "Rob" Bishop
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 29 July 2019: Retiring.
 Candidate list (7) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua Cameron
  Candidate Democratic     Jamie Cheek
FEC H0UT01148; 30 Sep 19; Tot $900; Dsb $90
  Candidate Republican     Morgan County Councilmember  Tina Cannon
FEC H0UT01114; 30 Sep 19; Tot $113,329; Dsb $16,242
  Candidate Republican     Jessy McKee
  Candidate Republican     Clearfield Mayor  Mark Shepherd
FEC H0UT01155
  Candidate Republican     Davis County Commissioner  Bob J. Stevenson
FEC H0UT01163
  Candidate Republican     Kaysville Mayor  Katie Witt
FEC H0UT01130; 30 Sep 19; Tot $82,166; Dsb $33,547

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Chris Stewart
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (7) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Randy Hopkins
  Candidate Democratic     Ashley Jolin
FEC H0UT02286
  Candidate Democratic     Larry Livingston
FEC H0UT02260
  Candidate Republican     Mary Burkett
FEC H0UT02245; 30 Sep 19; Tot $32,155; Dsb $30,770
  Candidate Republican     Russell Tyrone "Ty" Jensen
FEC H0UT02278: Russell Tyrone Jensen.
FEC H0UT02252: Tyrone T. Jensen

FEC H0UT02278
  Candidate Republican     Carson Jorgensen
FEC H0UT02294
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Chris Stewart
FEC H2UT02324; 30 Sep 19; Tot $359,450; Dsb $226,759

Incumbent - 116th 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 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Independent     Russel Fugal
FEC H0UT03185; 30 Sep 19; Tot $393; Dsb $265

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Ben McAdams
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (11) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel Beckstrand
FEC H0UT04084
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Ben McAdams
FEC H8UT04053; 30 Sep 19; Tot $1,343,775; Dsb $366,984
  Candidate Republican     Kathleen Anderson
FEC H0UT04019; 30 Sep 19; Tot $172,352; Dsb $72,106
  Candidate Republican     Chris Biesinger
FEC H0UT04068; 30 Sep 19; Tot $34,125; Dsb $5,113
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Kim F. Coleman
FEC H0UT04043; 30 Sep 19; Tot $110,872; Dsb $21,672
  Candidate Republican     Salvador "Sal" Giove
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Dan Hemmert
FEC H0UT04050; 30 Sep 19; Tot $418,075; Dsb $19,671
  Candidate Republican     Jay "JayMac" Mcfarland
Real name: Joey Mcfarland Smith

FEC H0UT04035; 30 Sep 19; Tot $52,943; Dsb $24,891
  Candidate Republican     Burgess Owens
FEC H0UT04076
  Candidate Libertarian     John Molnar
  Candidate United Utah     Jonia Marie Broderick
FEC H0UT04027; 30 Sep 19; Tot $305; Dsb $164

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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election 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): 1 incumbent, 8 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 21 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)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Independent American (affiliate of Constitution)
  Justice Party
  United Utah: 1 candidate
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
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.

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
  Green Party of Utah
  Independent American 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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