Utah has its statewide primary election on Tuesday, June 26. Here you’ll find resources for voters, a quick overview of politics in the state, plus a few key races with the names and websites for Democratic candidates. Use this information to make your own voting plan and/or share with friends in the state!
Utah Voter Resources
Confirm your voter registration: https://iwillvote.com/
Info for overseas/military voters here
Find your polling place here
Check ID requirements here
Early voting: Find info for your county here
Utah Politics: A Snapshot
• 1 Senator is up for re-election in 2018
• All 4 House Representatives are up for re-election
• 2016 Results: 45% Trump, 27% Clinton, 21% McMullin
• Current partisan breakdown of the state legislature:
>>> Governor (R)
>>> State Senate 24 (R) – 5 (D)
>>> State House 62 (R) – 13 (D)
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 4
Cook Political Report has Districts 4 rated competitive (Lean Republican), and is a good opportunity for the Democrats to flip.
District 1 Democratic candidate
Ben McAdam – website
Senator Orrin Hatch declined to run for re-election, leaving this Senate seat with no incumbent. The Democratic candidate is:
Jenny Wilson – website
15 of the 29 seats in the Senate are up for re-election this year. A list of the districts with re-elections and the candidates running for those seats can be found here.
All 75 seats in the House are up for re-election this year. A list of the candidates running for the House can be found here.
NOTE: If you’re unsure which state district you’re in, type in your address at Open States to get that info.
A Final Note
For a more complete list of state races in the primary, visit Ballotpedia: Utah Elections 2018. You can enter your address at 411Vote to see a sample ballot. To learn about events featuring candidates running for office, connect with your local chapter of the Utah Democrats.