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. The deadline to register online or in person was Oct. 30. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Wasatch counties, as well as part of Salt Lake and Utah counties.
Former Provo Mayor John Curtis, the Republican candidate, is facing three challengers, including: Democrat James Courage Singer, Timothy L. Zeidner of the United Utah Party and Gregory C. Duerden of the Independent American Party.
Here's what they had to say at their debate: 'Crisp' Curtis, Singer debate for Utah's 3rd Congressional District showcases civility, not conflict
U.S. 4th Congressional District representative
The 4th District includes part of Juab, Salt Lake, Sanpete and Utah counties.
Republican Mia B. Love and Democrat Ben McAdams are the 4th District candidates.
Here's what they had to say at their debate: Plenty of friction in Utah's 4th District debate between Mia Love and Ben McAdams
Salt Lake district attorney
Democrat and current District Attorney Sim Gill faces Republican Nathan Evershed, who works for Gill in the district attorney's office.
Every Utah voter will also be asked for an up-or-down on three proposed constitutional amendments, an opinion question on a potential new fuel tax and three citizens' initiatives. Learn more about those issues via the links, below.9 comments on this story
- Constitutional Amendment A and Constitutional Amendment B: Utahns to decide 2 constitutional amendments dealing with property tax exemptions
- Constitutional Amendment C: Voters to decide if Utah Legislature can bypass governor to hold special sessions
- Nonbinding Opinion Question #1: Question 1 asks Utahns if they are willing to pay more at the pump to help fund education, local roads
- Proposition #2: 13 things voters should know about Utah's medical marijuana initiative
- Proposition #3: Full Medicaid expansion now in Utah voters' hands after years of lawmaker balking
- Proposition #4: Proposition 4 backers say independent redistricting commission helps voters pick their politicians
State officials also provide a wealth of election-related info here, like where to track election results, how to connect with Utah's various political parties and even how to register as a state or federal candidate.