UTAH 6 Electoral Votes 
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Population 
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, State of Utah Elections Division)
Total Resident Population, July 1, 2019 est.
3,205,958

Total Registration, Nov. 2020
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Utah has: 29 counties.
Largest counties (100,000+): Salt Lake, Utah, Davis, Weber, Washington, Cache.
Largest cities (100,000+: Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan. 

Government
Governor: Gary Herbert (R) sworn in on Aug. 11, 2009; elected 2010, 2012 and 2016, retiring in 2020.
State Legislature: Utah State Legislature  75 House, 29 Senate
Local: Cities and Counties, Cities and Towns   NACO
U.S. House: 3R,1D - 1. R.Bishop (R) | 2. C.Stewart (R) | 3. J.Curtis (R) | 4. B.McAdams (D).
U.S. Senate: Mitt Romney (R) elected in 2018, Mike Lee (R) re-elected in 2016. 
2020
Governor: Gov. Gary Herbert (R), sworn in on Aug. 11, 2009, and elected in 2010, 2012 and 2016, is retiring.  Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox (R) / Deidre Henderson, law professor Chris Peterson (D) / Karina Brown, businessman Greg Duerden (IAP) / Wayne Hill and surgeon Daniel Cottam (L) / Barry Short are vying to succeed him.
U.S. House:
In UT-1 (Northern Utah incl. Ogden), Rep. Rob Bishop (R), first elected in 2002, is retiring.  Running are management consultant Blake Moore (R) and Shoshone Tribe chairman Darren Perry (D).
State Legislature:
All 75 House seats and 15 of 29 Senate seats are up. 
Ballot Measures: Voters will decide seven constitutional amendments.  Constitutional Amendment A replace gender-specific language with gender-neutral language; B refine eligibility requirements for the Legislature. 
C remove the language that allows slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime; D address municipal water rights; E right to hunt and fish and "establish public hunting and fishing as the preferred way of managing and controlling wildlife"; F re-set dates of legislative sessions; and G allow money from income taxes and intangible property taxes to be used for supporting children and people with disabilities.
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 The Beehive State

General Election --  Tuesday, November 3, 2020


Voter registration deadline: 5 p.m. Oct. 23, 2020 (by-mail form, in-person, online). .

Early voting: Oct. 20-30, 2020.




On the ballot
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Pierce/Ballard (Unaff.)


West/Tidball (Unaff.)


Biden/Harris (Dem.)


Blankenship/Mohr (Const.)


Jorgensen/Cohen (Lib.)


McHugh/Storm (Unaff.)


Hawkins/Walker (Grn.)


La Riva (Unaff.)


Trump/Pence (Rep.)






Ballot Access:
Unaffiliated (independent) presidential candidates must gather 1,000 petition signatures from registered voters in Utah. >
Overview: Utah has been a solidly Republican state and has not gone Democratic since LBJ ran in 1964.  

[State Primary: June 28, 2016]
Presidential Primary -- Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Democrats
Sanders 79,728 (36.14%), Biden 40,674 (18.44%), Warren 35,727 (16.20%), Bloomberg 33,991 (15.41%)...  Total 220,582.  details
 
35 Delegates: 19 District, 6 At-Large, 4 PLEO, 6 Unpledged.

Republicans
Trump 302,751 (87.79%), Weld 23,652 (6.86%), Walsh 7,509 (2.18%), Matern 5,751 (1.67%), Ardini 3,971 (1.15%), Ely 1,218 (0.35%).  Total: 344,852.


General Election Winners in Utah, 1992-2016
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016
Bush*
43.36%
Dole
54.37%
Bush
66.83%
Bush
71.54%
McCain
62.58%
Romney
72.79%
Trump
45.54%
In 1992 *Clinton finished third behind Perot.
  and the details...

General Election --  Tuesday, November 8, 2020
Voting Eligible Population*: 1,995,987.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 56.7%.


Voter registration deadline:
by mail Oct. 11, 2016
in-person and on-line Nov. 1, 2016.


Early voting
: Oct. 25-Nov. 4, 2016.





Official Results >

 
De la Fuente/Steinberg (Unaff.)
883
(0.07)
Stein/Baraka (Unaff.)
9,438
(0.83)
Kennedy/Hart (Unaff.)
521 (0.05)
Johnson/Weld (Lib.)
39,608
(3.50)
Giordani/Anderson (IAP)
2,752
(0.24)
+Trump/Pence (Rep.)
515,231
(45.54)
Castle/Bradley (Const.)
8,032
(0.71)
Clinton/Kaine (Dem.)
310,676
(27.46)
Moorhead/Lilly (Unaff.)
544
(0.05)
McMullin/Johnson Unaff.)
243,690
(21.54)
w/ins (15)
46
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Total........1,131,430


Overview: Utah has been a solidly Republican state and has not gone Democratic since LBJ ran in 1964.  However, Donald Trump was not popular in this conservative state, and an interesting four-way race developed.  On Aug. 23 the Clinton campaign opened a field office in Salt Lake City, and in the latter part of October it added paid staffers.1  Independent candidate Evan McMullin had his national headquarters in Salt Lake City and made Utah the central focus of his campaign.  Libertarian nominee former Gov. Gary Johnson also had his national headquarters here. 
   Neither of the Democratic candidates visited.  Mike Pence did events in Salt Lake City on Sept. 1 and a rally in Salt Lake City on Oct. 26.  Donald Trump Jr. did a fundraiser in Salt Lake City on Sept. 21.  Johnson and Weld rallied at University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Aug. 6, and Johnson rallied at American International School of Utah in Murray on the evening of Nov. 1.  McMullin visits started with his launch event on Aug. 10 in Salt Lake City and continued to a Nov. 5 town hall at Dixie Convention Center in St. George, an election eve (Nov. 7) rally with Mindy Finn at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, and his Election Night party in Salt Lake City.
   Trump obtained less than half of the vote but prevailed by a margin of 204,555 votes (18.08 percentage points) over Clinton.  Clinton's 27.46% was her third worst showing after Wyoming and West Virginia; the best showing by any statewide Democratic candidate in Utah was just 31.7%
1. See McKay Coppins.  "The Clinton Campaign Is Making A Play For Utah," Buzzfeed, Oct. 21, 2016.

Clinton  |  Trump
  |  McMullin
BALLOT [PDF]

General Election --  Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voting Eligible Population*: 1,835,666.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 55.4%.


Voter registration deadline: by mail Oct. 9, 2012; in-person and on-line Oct. 22, 2012 (15 days before the election).
Early voting: Oct. 23-Nov. 2, 2012.




Official Results >

 
Stein/Honkala (Grn.)
3,817
(0.38)
La Riva/Ramirez (Unaff.)
393
(0.04)
+Romney/Ryan (Rep.)
740,600
(72.79)
Obama/Biden (Dem.)
251,813
(24.75)
Johnson/Gray (Lib.)
12,572
(1.24)
Goode/Clymer (Const.)
2,871
(0.28)
Anderson/Rodriguez (Justice)
5,335
(0.52)
w/ins
39

Total........1,017,440


2012 Overview
Strongly conservative Utah, headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church), threw solid support behind Mitt Romney, providing him with a plurality of 488,787 votes (48.04 percentage points--his widest percentage margin of any state).  Romney also gained a boost from Utah volunteers mobilized to help in battleground states, particularly Nevada, and from $9.2 million in contributions (FEC).  There were a few visits: Romney (June 8; major donor retreat June 22-24; Sept. 18), Ryan (Sept. 5) and Biden (July 10-11).  Utah is also the base of Justice Party presidential candidate Rocky Anderson, the former mayor of Salt Lake City, and the headquarters of former Gov. Gary Johnson's campaign. 
Obama  | 
Romney
BALLOT [PDF]

General Election -- Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Voting Eligible Population*: 1,787,350.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 53.3%.

Early Voting: Oct. 21 through Oct. 31, 2008.


                           Official Results


+McCain/Palin (Rep.) 596,030
(62.58)
Obama/Biden (Dem.) 327,670
(34.41)
Baldwin/Castle (Const.)
12,012
(1.26)
Barr/Root (Lib.) 6,966
(0.73)
Nader/Gonzalez (P&F)
8,416
(0.88)
McKinney/Clemente (Grn.) 982
(0.10)
La Riva/Puryear (PSL)
262
(0.03)
Write Ins
32

Total........952,370


Number Voting: 971,185

2008 Overview
McCain-Palin won Utah by a solid plurality of 268,360 votes (28.17 percentage points).  McCain carried 26 counties.  In Salt Lake County, Obama edged McCain by 176,988 votes to 176,692; Obama also carried Summit and Grand Counties.  None of the major party candidates visited in the Fall.  Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin achieved his highest percentage of any state at 1.26%.
Obama/Allies  |  McCain/Allies  |  Nader 

General Election -- Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Voting Eligible Population*: 1,574,463.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 58.9%.
Official Results

Badnarik/Campagna (Lib.)
3,375
(0.36)
+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
663,742
(71.54)
Jay/Taylor (PC) 946 (0.10)
Kerry/Edwards (Dem.) 241,199
(26.00)
Harris/Trowe (SWP)
393
(0.04)
Peroutka/Baldwin (C)
6,841
(0.74)
Nader/Camejo (Unaff.)
11,305
(1.22)
Write Ins
43
Total........927,844
 




Number Voting: 942,010
2004 Overview
As expected Bush-Cheney easily carried Utah amassing a plurality of 422,543 votes (45.54 percentage points) and carrying all 29 counties. 
General Election Details

General Election -- Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Voting Eligible Population*: 1,431,668.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 53.8%.
Official Results

+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
 515,096
(66.83)
Gore/Lieberman (Dem.)
 203,053
(26.34)
Browne/Olivier (Lib.)
 3,616
(0.47)
Phillips/Frazier (IAP)
2,709
(0.35)
Hagelin/Goldhaber (NLP)
763
(0.10)
Buchanan/Foster (Ref.)
9,319
(1.21)
Nader/LaDuke (Grn.)
 35,850
(4.65)
Harris/Trowe (SWP)
186
 (0.02)
Youngkeit/Beck (Unaffil.)
161
(0.02)
Write Ins (6)
1
Total........770,754

Number Voting: 784,582

2000 Overview
Solidly Republican Utah went solidly for Bush-Cheney, producing a plurality of 312,043 votes (40.49 percentage points).  Bush carried all 29 counties.  Democrats did, however, pick up a House seat in the 2nd district.

1992 and 1996 General Elections
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Bush (Rep.)............322,632 (43.36)
Perot (Ind.).............203,400  (27.34)
Clinton (Dem.)........183,429
 (24.65)
Gritz (Pop.)..............28,602
(3.84)
Others (9+w/ins).........5,936
(0.80)
Total........743,999
Registered Voters:  965,211
Number Voting:  779,988
1996
Dole (Rep.).............361,911 (54.37)
Clinton (Dem.)........221,633 (33.30)
Perot (Ref.)..............66,461
 (9.98)
Others (9+w/ins)......15,624 
(2.35)
Total........665,629
Registered Voters:  1,050,452
Number Voting:  691,016