As mail-in ballots arrive in your mailbox KPCW is interviewing local candidates about their platforms. The race for the Wasatch County Council East seat features Republican party nominee Jeff Wade and Democratic party nominee Mike Dorsey.

Democratic Party Candidate Mike Dorsey has been a teacher for 44 years he explains why he’s running for the Wasatch County Council East seat.


As mail-in ballots arrive in your mailbox KPCW is interviewing local candidates about their platforms. The race for Wasatch County Clerk/Auditor is a show-down between Republican Incumbent Brent Titcomb and Democratic challenger Jennifer Lee.

Utah League of Women Voters

Jill Lesh with the Utah League of Women Voters explains what the league does.

Nonprofit organizations such as the LDS church and Mountain Trails Foundation are advocating for various propositions and bonds this election season. Which leaves some asking, ‘Can they do that?’ The short answer is ‘yes’.

There are plenty of rules and regulations regarding what nonprofits can and can’t do. We spoke with Utah Nonprofit Association’s CEO Kate Rubalcava about nonprofits rules during election season.     

Utah Debate Commission

  With the election season in full swing, the Utah Debate Commission is scheduled to host several candidate debates--including some that will be carried live by KPCW.

The executive director of the Debate Commission, Nena Slighting, said the group was formed about five years ago, motivated in part by Utah's poor turnout of voters.

Summit County

It looks like Summit County Council member Glenn Wright will be the only county incumbent on the ballot this November who has an election contest.

Wright told KPCW that in the end, he’s not chagrined about that.

As we reported, Josh Mann, a Jeremy Ranch resident and creator of the blog, the Park Rag, announced last week he would run as a write-in candidate for Council Seat E, currently held by Wright.

On Wednesday, we asked Wright about his reaction to the news.

Courtesy Josh Mann

Josh Mann has lived in Summit County for 8 years. He became involved in politics in 2012 when he started filming and posting County Council meetings to YouTube, that evolved into the local news blog the Park Rag. Mann says he decided to run for council when he noticed seven unopposed country races would appear on this November’s ballot. Mann is running as a write-in for the Summit County council seat E against Democratic incumbent Glenn Wright. Mann says he wants to focus on creating what he calls a low development, low growth environment.

The Utah Debate Commission is finishing a poll this week that will determine which state candidates will be eligible to participate in their debates this fall. The US Congressional Seat for District 1 has four candidates running. Green party candidate, Adam Davis joined KPCW to talk about his campaign and why he wants to go to the US Congress. Carolyn Murray has this:

Summit County

  The filing window opens today for a November special election to fill the position of Summit County Recorder/Surveyor.

County Recorder Mary Ann Trussell announced her resignation, effective as of June 30th. The County Council declared the office vacant at their meeting July 11th.

The filing window for candidates opens Monday and runs until Friday the 20th at 5:00 pm.

Political parties must certify the name of one candidate for the November ballot by September 2nd.

Primary Elections Today

Jun 26, 2018

Today is Primary Election day in Utah. Polls opened at 7:00 am and will close tonight at 8:00 pm.

KPCW will post election results as they become available this evening on our website and our Facebook page.

Mail-in ballots were due yesterday. You can still vote in-person if you did not turn in your mail-in ballot.

The Federal Election Commission and the State of Utah Financial Disclosures have released campaign finances for the primary election.

Mitt Romney is running for the U.S. Senate seat left open by the retirement of Orrin Hatch. Romney has raised over $3.5 million, with $1 million transferred from his 2012 Presidential election bid. Romney has disbursed nearly $2 million during his campaign. John Cumming contributed over $8,000; Evrett and Cheryl Benton contributed over $16,000

Citizens of Congressional District 1 were able to meet most of the candidates for Utah’s First Congressional district at a forum at Park City Library on June 14. A forum provided candidates to answer questions about their goals. David Boyle has more:

Citizens of the Wasatch Back were able to see Five candidates running to represent District 26 in the Utah Senate participated in a forum in Heber on June 13th. The event was sponsored by the Park City Unit of the League of Women Voters of Salt Lake. KPCW’s David Boyle has more:

It’s less than two weeks before the voting for Utah’s primary election is completed and tallied on Tuesday, June 26th. With that in mind, former County Democratic Party Char Glenn Wright wants voters to know that they can register as Democrat or Republican for the election—even temporarily, if you lie. Rick Brough has more:


Candidates for Utah’s First Congressional District participated in a forum at Park City Library on Thursday June 14. They spoke to an audience of about 20 people and addressed many topics, although the conversation was perhaps most lively when the candidates discussed the U.S. justice system. David Boyle has more: