Utah elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Utah
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Utah
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Utah

The state of Utah held elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Utah
Signature filing deadline for all candidates March 20, 2014 Red padlock.png
Petition drive deadline for ballot measures April 15, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election May 27, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary election date June 24, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for general election October 6, 2014 Red padlock.png
General election date November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
School board elections (14) November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png

Below are the types of elections that were scheduled in Utah in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
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United States Senate elections, 2014 Unscheduled electiond
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (3 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona
State courts Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Utah

Utah State Legislature


See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2014 and Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.


Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Utah
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Utah

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Utah, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Utah took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected four candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's four congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 20, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Utah is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Democratic primary. Only registered Republicans can vote in the Republican primary.[1]

Voter registration: Voters needed to register to vote in the primary by either May 25, 2014, by mail, or June 9, 2014, online. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014.[2]

See also: Utah elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held three of the four congressional seats from Utah.

Members of the U.S. House from Utah -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 0
     Republican Party 3 4
Total 4 4

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the four congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Rob Bishop Ends.png Republican 1
Chris Stewart Ends.png Republican 2
Jason Chaffetz Ends.png Republican 3
Jim Matheson Electiondot.png Democratic 4

List of candidates by district


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was March 20, 2014.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates[3]


April 26, 2014, Convention results

Republican Party Republican convention

Democratic Party Democratic convention

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates[8]


April 26, 2014, Convention results

Republican Party Republican convention

Democratic Party Democratic convention

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates[11]


April 26, 2014, Convention results

Republican Party Republican convention [12]

Democratic Party Democratic convention

Failed to file


4th Congressional District

General election candidates[14]


April 26, 2014, Convention results

Democratic Party Democratic convention[16]

Republican Party Republican convention[17]

Withdrew from race


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State executive official elections in Utah

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See also: Utah attorney general special election, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014

There were no regularly scheduled state executive elections in Utah in 2014 - only one special election.

Special elections by date


November 4, 2014

The Utah attorney general special election took place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Sean D. Reyes (R) was appointed in December 2013 by Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert. Reyes won election to fill the remainder of the term. He will serve for two years and will be next up for election in November 2016.

Utah is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Democratic primary. Only registered Republicans can vote in the Republican primary.[1]

Candidates

General election

Republican Party Sean Reyes - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png[20]
Democratic Party Charles Stormont - Lawyer in the Utah Attorney General's office[21]
Libertarian Party Andrew McCullough - Libertarian candidate[21]
Constitution Party Gregory Hansen - Constitution Party candidate[20]
Independent Leslie Curtis - American Independent Party candidate[20]

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State Senate election in Utah

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See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Utah State Senate:

Utah State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 5 4
     Republican Party 23 23
     Vacancy 1 2
Total 29 29

List of candidates by district

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was March 20, 2014.

District 2District 3District 4District 5District 9District 11District 12District 15District 17District 18District 21District 22District 26District 28

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State House elections in Utah

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See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Utah House of Representatives:

Utah House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 14 13
     Republican Party 61 62
Total 75 75

List of candidates by district

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was March 20, 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75

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School board elections in Utah

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Utah school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 665 of America's largest school districts held elections for 2,169 seats. These elections took place in 37 states.


State elections


A total of 14 Utah school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for 50 seats. Each district held elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Utah's school board elections in 2014:

  • The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Granite School District with 70,083 K-12 students.
  • The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Box Elder School District with 11,310 K-12 students.
  • Eight districts were tied for the most seats on the ballot in 2014 with four seats up for election in each district.
  • Six districts were tied for the fewest seats on the ballot in 2014 with three seats up for election in each district.

The districts listed below served 466,444 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[22] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Utah School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Alpine School District 11/4/2014 4 7 67,076
Box Elder School District 11/4/2014 3 7 11,310
Cache County School District 11/4/2014 4 7 15,648
Canyons School District 11/4/2014 4 7 33,714
Davis School District 11/4/2014 4 7 67,452
Granite School District 11/4/2014 4 7 70,083
Jordan School District 11/4/2014 3 7 50,048
Nebo School District 11/4/2014 3 8 29,848
Ogden School District 11/4/2014 3 7 12,747
Provo School District 11/4/2014 4 7 13,753
Salt Lake City School District 11/4/2014 3 7 24,647
Tooele County School District 11/4/2014 3 7 13,596
Washington County School District 11/4/2014 4 7 26,091
Weber School District 11/4/2014 4 7 30,431

Statewide ballot measure elections in Utah

See also: Utah 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Three ballot measures were certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Utah.

On the ballot


November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment A Admin of Gov't Eliminates provision limiting membership on the State Tax Commission to no more than two members of the same political party Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment B State Exec Removes the requirement that an appointed lieutenant governor stand for election in the next regular general election following his or her appointment Approveda
LRCA Amendment C State Exec Authorizes the Lieutenant Governor, State Auditor, and State Treasurer each to appoint legal counsel Defeatedd


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Voting in Utah

See also: Voting in Utah

Important voting information

  • Utah is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Democratic primary. Only registered Republicans can vote in the Republican primary.[1]
  • As of November 2014, Utah is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Utah, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Utah is one of 34 states that have early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 14 days before an election and ends the Friday prior to Election Day.[23][24] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Utah ranked 10th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Utah received an overall score of 70 percent.[25]

See also

References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Voter Registration: Utah," accessed January 3, 2014
  2. Lt. Governor's Office, "Online Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. Utah.gov, "2014 Candidate Filings," accessed May 5, 2014
  4. Facebook, "About Craig," accessed May 28, 2013
  5. St. George News, "Utah GOP Convention chooses returning candidates, runoffs; STGnews photo gallery," accessed April 30, 2014
  6. Kuer.org, "McAleer Wins Democratic Nomination in 1st Congressional District," accessed May 5, 2014
  7. Email submission to Ballotpedia on August 22, 2013
  8. Utah.gov, "2014 Candidate Filings," accessed May 5, 2014
  9. St. George News, "Utah GOP Convention chooses returning candidates, runoffs; STGnews photo gallery," accessed April 30, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah Democrats elect Corroon as chairman, tap Owens in 4th District," accessed May 15, 2014
  11. Utah.gov, "2014 Candidate Filings," accessed May 5, 2014
  12. St. George News, "Utah GOP Convention chooses returning candidates, runoffs; STGnews photo gallery," accessed April 30, 2014
  13. Utah.gov, "Candidate list," accessed July 24, 2014
  14. Utah.gov, "2014 Candidate Filings," accessed May 5, 2014
  15. Roll Call, "Mia Love Announces Utah Rematch," accessed May 21, 2013
  16. Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah Democrats elect Corroon as chairman, tap Owens in 4th District," accessed May 5, 2014
  17. St. George News, "Utah GOP Convention chooses returning candidates, runoffs; STGnews photo gallery," accessed April 30, 2014
  18. Campaign website, "About," accessed January 6, 2014
  19. DesertNews.com, "Johnson withdraws from 4th District congressional race," accessed May 5, 2014
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Utah Lieutenant Governor: Elections, "2014 Candidate Filings," March 20, 2014
  21. 21.0 21.1 KUER, "Democrat Charles Stormont to Run for Attorney General," March 20, 2014
  22. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
  23. Long Distance Voter "Early Voting Rules," accessed December 16, 2013
  24. Utah Code "Title 20A, Chapter 3, Section 601," accessed December 16, 2013
  25. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014