Utah down ballot state executive elections, 2012

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Two down ballot state executive positions were up for election in the state of Utah in 2012.

Candidates are nominated at the state party conventions. If no candidate receives 60 percent of delegate support they face off in a regular primary election.

The general election took place on Noveber 6, 2012, following a primary on June 26, 2012.

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The Utah Treasurer election was held on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Richard Ellis (R) defeated Christopher Stout and Vincent Marcus to win re-election. Ellis was first elected in 2008.[1]

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Christopher Stout
Republican Party Richard Ellis IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Vincent Marcus
Utah Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Christopher Stout 28.1% 247,277
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Ellis Incumbent 66.9% 589,045
     Libertarian Vincent Marcus 5% 44,257
Total Votes 880,579
Election Results via Utah Lieutenant Governor (dead link).

Primary

The primary election for Utah Treasurer was held on June 26, 2012. Since all candidates won their respective party caucus, a primary was not necessary.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party June 26 Libertarian primary candidates:

The Utah State Auditor election was held on November 6, 2012. John Dougall defeated Mark Sage (D) and Richard Proctor (Constitution) with over 65% of the vote.[2]

Incumbent auditor Auston Johnson (R) ran for re-election but lost to Dougall in the primary. Johnson had served in the position since July 1995.

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Sage
Republican Party John DougallGreen check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Richard Proctor
Utah State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Mark Sage 29.5% 259,576
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Dougall 65.4% 575,677
     Constitution Richard Proctor 5.2% 45,373
Total Votes 880,626
Election Results via Utah Lieutenant Governor (dead link).

Primary

The primary election for Utah State Auditor were held on June 26, 2012. Only a Republican primary was necessary.

Democratic Party Democratic candidate:
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary candidates:
Utah Auditor, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Dougall 53.9% 105,617
Auston Johnson 46.1% 90,317
Total Votes 195,934


Note: At the State Republican Party convention Dougall received 45 percent of delegate support to Johnson's 55 percent. Since neither candidate received the necessary 60 percent, they proceeded to a primary.[3]

Constitution Party Constitution candidate:

Deadline Event
March 15 Candidate filing deadline
March 20 Deadline to file objections to candidacy
May 29 Voter registration deadline for primary (by mail and agency)
June 11 Last day to register to vote in-person and online for primary
June 12-22 Early voting
June 26 Primary election
Oct 9 Voter registration deadline for general election (by mail and agency)
Oct 22 Last day to register to vote in-person and online for general election
Oct 23-Nov 2 Early voting
Nov 6 General election
Nov 26 State board of canvassers meeting

See also

Utah

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