Candidates hoping to run in 2022 should make their campaigns official somewhat earlier this 12 months, with a brand new submitting interval beginning subsequent week due to a measure handed by the Utah Legislature.
The brand new schedule, handed by lawmakers and signed into legislation by Gov. Spencer Cox earlier this month, strikes the submitting dates ahead from March 4-11 to a shorter interval that stretches from Feb. 28 to March 4.
After this 12 months, the submitting interval will probably be even earlier, beginning within the first week in January for elections in even-numbered years.
Backers mentioned the brand new dates will assist the general public to know who their candidates are sooner and earlier than the Republican and Democratic events host their common caucus occasions, one thing that has been a difficulty prior to now.
Voters in southwestern Utah can have quite a few key races on the poll this 12 months, together with a number of state legislative races.
The 2022 election additionally consists of races for the 2nd Congressional District, presently represented by U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, a Republican, and the competition for the U.S. Senate seat presently held by U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, additionally a Republican.
The state treasurer place and two seats on the Utah State Board of Schooling can even be determined.