• State of Utah

    Vote 2016!

    I occasionally hear from people that there is no real reason to vote this year.  I beg to differ.  However you may feel about the Presidential Election, there are a lot of other contested elections at the state and local level that deserve your attention and consideration.

    Register to Vote (by Mail)

    With the election just a month away, it is important that you register to vote as soon as possible if you haven’t already.  Online registration is quick and easy.  And I highly recommend that everyone add their registration to the “permanent absentee list.” Doing so will request your county clerk to send you a mail-in ballot for all future elections.

    Elections in Our Area

    The exact elections vary from precinct to precinct.  The State Election Office web-site will allow you to enter your address and see exactly which elections will be on your ballot and provide you with tools to get informed.  Here is a summary of some of the contested elections that will be on the ballot in our area.  As you can see, this is a big election year and I hope you will take the time to get informed and vote.

    Office  Republican Nominee # of challengers
     U.S. Senate  Sen. Mike Lee  3
     U.S. House 3  Rep. Jason Chaffetz  1
     U.S. House 4  Rep. Mia Love  2
     Governor  Gov. Gary Herbert
    L.G. Spencer Cox
     3
     Attorney General  Sean Reyes  3
     State Auditor  John Dougall  2
     State Treasurer  David Damschen  2
     State Senate 7  Sen. Deidre Henderson  1
     State Senate 16  Sen. Curt Bramble  1
     State Senate 27  Sen. David Hinkins  1
     Utah County Commissioner  Nathan Ivie  1

    In addition to these contested races, you may also have the following elections and issues on your ballot:

    State School Board 13

    State Judicial Retention

    Local Judicial Retention

    not to mention Three Proposed Amendments to the State Constitution.

     

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