Election 2020

KPCW and NPR bring you Election 2020 coverage.

Debate Schedule (All times are MST):

  • Thursday September 24, 2020 at 6pm - Utah 1st Congressional District
  • Tuesday September 29, 2020 at 6pm - Utah Gubernatorial
  • Tuesday September 29, 2020 at 7pm - First Presidental Debate
  • Wednesday October 7, 2020 at 7pm - Vice Presidental Debate at the University of Utah
  • Thursday October 15, 2020 at 6pm - Utah 3rd Congressional District
  • Thursday October 22, 2020 at 7pm - Third and Final Presidental Debate

Utah will be conducting an all mail-in ballot election for 2020.

Registering to Vote in Utah

To see if you are registered to vote, or to see your current voter information visit this site.

To register to vote in the November 2020 election, your voter registration must be received by your county clerk by 5pm on October 23rd, 2020

Register with a paper form - Paper registration form is available here. You may mail, or email a scanned copy to your county clerk.

  • Summit County -  Email: kentjones@summitcounty.org, Address: PO Box 128; Coalville, UT 84017
  • Wasatch County - Email: clerkauditor@wasatch.utah.gov, Address: 25 North Main; Heber City, UT 84032

Register online - voter.utah.gov. A vaild Utah driver license or vaild Utah ID is required. 

Register in-person: (Need to contact each county for info.)

For more information visit here.

Summit County Voter Information

Ballots will be mailed out to residences 21 days before the election (Oct. 13). You do not need to request an absentee ballot unless you will be out of town. Ballots need to be postmarked on or before Nov. 2nd or dropped in a drop box before 8:00 pm on election day.

Early Voting: Summit County Courthouse, Conf Room #1, 60 N Main, Coalville

  • October 20 - 23  between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm
  • October 24 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • October 26 & Oct 30 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm
  • October 27 - Oct 29 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

A drive through vote center will be available on election day from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Summit County Fairgrounds in Coalville for anyone needing assistance with a replacement ballot and for same day registration.  Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations should contact the Clerk’s office at 435-336-3204. 

BALLOT DROP BOX LOCATIONS for the Election - Open during business hours:  All Ballot Drop boxes close at 8:00 pm on Election Day.

  • Coalville City Hall - 10 No Main
  • County Clerk’s Office - 60 No Main, Coalville
  • Summit County Services Building - 110 N Main, Kamas Box located at entrance on the East side of the building off of the parking lot. Open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM  Mon-Fri
  • Park City Municipal Building - 445 Marsac Ave
  • The Market at Park City - 1500 Snow Creek Dr
  • Sheldon Richins Building - 1885 W Ute Blvd, Park City. Open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sat Located at the North Entrance ( by the car charging stations)
  • Fresh Market - Jeremy Ranch - 3151 Kilby Rd, Park City

 For more information about elections in Summit County, visit here. Wasatch County Voter Information Ballots Mailed: October 13-October 27. If you did not receive your ballot, contact the Wasatch County Clerk at (435) 657-3190 or cgriffiths@wasatch.utah.gov. Mail-in voting: Postmark on or before November 2, 2020.  Dropbox: Inside County Clerk's Office or Curbside 24 hours per day until 8:00pm on Election Day in the North parking lot outside County Clerk's office, 25 N Main in Heber City. Early paper voting: in the County Clerk’s Office,Oct 27- Oct 30 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Election Day Drive through in-person paper ballot voting and same day registration by provisional ballot will be available November 3rd at the Wasatch County Outdoor Arena, 415 S Southfields RD (1200 West) in Heber City, from 7:00am-8:00pm. Individuals needing special accommodations should contact the Clerk’s office.For more information about elections in Wasatch County, visit here. 

Andrew Caplan

Three Park City Board of Education seats are up for election – only one of them - District 2 - has a race – but only because Thomas Cooke filed in time  as a write in candidate. He is challenging the board's current President, Andrew Caplan. Both candidates talked to KPCW's Leslie Thatcher this  week during the Local News Hour.

Here is Andrew Caplan's interview:

Marianne B Allen

The Wasatch County School District Board of Education has three open seats this term.

KPCW has highlights from the interview done with Candidate Marianne B. Allen who is running for the South District seat. Her opponent is incumbent Mark Davis. KPCW reached out to Davis but did not receive a response.

Athina Koumarello

 

Athina Koumarela is challenging Wasatch County School Board member Tom Hansen for the Midway seat, which includes Midway City, Charleston and Interlochen.

Thomas Cooke

Three Park City Board of Education seats are up for election – only one of them - District 2 - has a race – but only because Thomas Cooke filed in time  as a write in candidate. He is challenging the board's current President, Andrew Caplan. Both candidates talked to KPCW's Leslie Thatcher this  week during the Local News Hour.

Here is Thomas Cooke's interview:

Aimee Armer

Democrat Aimee Armer is running for Wasatch County Council seat B against Republican incumbent Steve Farrell.

She believes her qualifications are unique and this report highlights some of  her full-length interview with KPCW on Tuesday.

Democrat Aimee Armer believes a fresh new perspective that unites people and honors the rural history of Wasatch County is needed on the council. She says she has worked for 18 years advocating for the health and welfare of community members and worked in non-profit management.

Peterson and Cox Campaigns

The Democratic and Republican candidates for Utah Governor released a series of joint public service announcements on Tuesday to promote civility, acceptance of election results, and a peaceful transition of power ahead of election day on November 3rd.

 

It’s election season and we’ve all seen a lot of political ads. On TV, social media, radio, and billboards, candidates are eager to tell voters about their accomplishments and occasionally attack their opponents.

 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:16) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 20:05) Wasatch County Council Candidate Aimee Armer

( 35:16 ) Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra with a monthly update.

Wasatch County Council

Wasatch County Council Seat B is on the ballot this November. The incumbent, Republican Steve Farrell wants another four years.

KPCW is interviewing Farrell’s challenger Democratic Candidate Aimee Armer on Tuesday, October 20 at 8:30 during the Local News Hour.

Farrell has grown up in the Heber Valley and he says for that reason, his understanding of the issues sets him apart from his opponent.

All 29 counties in the state started sending out ballots on Tuesday. County clerk offices will continue to send out ballots until October 27. Voters should start receiving them in the mail shortly after. 

Every registered voter will automatically receive a ballot in the mail this year. People who do not receive a ballot should contact the county clerk’s office. 

Ballotpedia

 

Voters will decide on a constitutional amendment which would change the way education is funded in Utah. Since the 1940’s, K through 12 education has been the recipient of revenues from state income taxes. In the mid 90’s higher education was added on to that income tax earmark.

vote.utah.gov

Utah ballots are set to hit mailboxes over the next couple of weeks and Summit County is busy preparing for a COVID-19 election on November 3rd. The county has measures in place to help the process go as smooth as possible.

 

Every registered voter in Utah will be receiving their ballot by mail starting next week. The state has conducted their elections primarily by mail for years now and held a mail-in only primary election in June due to COVID-19 concerns.

 

Utah Gubernatorial Debate 2020

Sep 30, 2020
Utah Debate Comission

In case you missed it, here is the Utah Gubernatorial Debate between Spencer Cox and Chris Peterson.

2020 First Presidental Debate

Sep 30, 2020

In case you missed it, listen to the First Presidental Debate, between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. 

In case you missed it here is the 1st Congressional District Debate between 

With less than 50 days until the election on November 3rd, community advocacy organization Action Utah hopes to better educate voters as they cast their ballots this election season. 

 

Voting can at times be both straight-forward and confusing. Sometimes, voting is harder than just filling in the box next to your favorite candidate when complex ballot questions are also up for a vote.

 

That’s where Action Utah wants to help.

 

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