Legislature officially approves timeline for special election
Jun 14, 2023, 9:34 PM | Updated: Jun 27, 2023, 3:27 pm
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
SALT LAKE CITY — During Wednesday’s special session of the Utah legislature, lawmakers officially changed the dates of the fall’s primary and general municipal elections to coincide with the special election.
The bill easily passed in both the House and the Senate.
The general municipal elections will take place on Sept. 5. The primary elections will be held on Nov. 21. The congressional special elections will be held on the same dates. That means, if you reside in District 2, you’ll have two elections, participate in. However, they will be on the same ballot.
Political consultant Taylor Morgan tells KSL NewsRadio that there are 21 candidates vying for the 2nd Congressional District seat, being vacated by Rep. Chris Stewart. Of those 21 candidates, 12 are Republicans.
“I think the more interesting side of this story,” Morgan said. “Is that the deadline for candidates to file to run in the special election it is today (Wednesday).”
The Republican convention is in 10 days, according to Morgan.
“We have seven Republican candidates vying for one convention nomination spot,” he said. “And that happens in less than two weeks.”
Mark Jones contributed to this report.
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