Utah voters will have an opportunity to weigh in on federal, state and local candidates on Nov. 6 as well as a number of citizens ballot initiatives, proposed changes to the state constitution and a variety of local bond issues, depending on where you live.

Registering to vote

While 27 of 29 counties have switched to vote-by-mail systems, the first most important step to participate in the upcoming election is to register. Here are some helpful links:

• If you’re not sure if you are registered, find out here, using the voter info/track ballot tab.

• If you know you need to register to vote, or just found out that you do, go here to register online. You have until Tuesday to register online or in person. If you opt for in-person registration, check with your local election office to find out where to do it and what to bring.

• New this year to Utah voters is the option to register and vote on Election Day. See links above to your local election office find out where you can do this and what you’ll need to have with you.

• One of the most common issues for voters is failing to update voter registration info after a move. Election ballots are not forwarded by the postal service. Visit here if you’ve moved and need to update.

Candidates

U.S. senator

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch is retiring, and five candidates are vying to replace him, including: Tim Aalders of the Constitution Party, Craig R. Bowden of the Libertarian Party, Reed C. McCandless of the Independent American Party, Democrat Jenny Wilson and Republican Mitt Romney.

Jenny Wilson: Local leader hopes to bring bipartisanship to D.C.

Mitt Romney: A familiar name hopes to serve Utah, country

Here’s what they had to say at their debate: Friendly debate yields political differences between Mitt Romney, Jenny Wilson

U.S. 1st Congressional District representative

The 1st District includes Box Elder, Cache, Daggett, Duchesne, Morgan, Rich, Summit, Uintah and Weber counties, as well as part of Davis County.

Incumbent Rep. Rob Bishop faces three challengers: Democrat Lee Castillo, Eric Eliason of the United Utah Party, and Adam Davis of the Green Party.

Utah Rep. Rob Bishop is facing a challenge. Here are his opponents

Here’s what they had to say at their debate: Debate pits Rep. Rob Bishop against newcomer challengers

U.S. 2nd Congressional District representative

The 2nd District includes Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Millard, Piute, Sevier, Tooele, Washington and Wayne counties, as well as part of Davis, Juab, Salt Lake and Sanpete counties.

There are three candidates on the ballot for the 2nd District, including: the incumbent, Republican Chris Stewart, Libertarian Jeffrey Whipple and Democrat Shireen Ghorbani.

Rep. Chris Stewart seeks fourth term in House of Representatives

Democratic candidate Shireen Ghorbani top challenger to Stewart in 2nd Congressional District

Here’s what they had to say at their debate: Ghorbani suggests Trump is biggest threat to national security, Stewart says it’s China

U.S. 3rd Congressional District representative

The 3rd District includes Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan and …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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Everything you need to know about voting in Utah’s 2018 election

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