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Utah is a red state (check out the red rocks!) with a very healthy outdoor recreation industry. Its politicians are slowly beginning to realize that outdoor recreation in smog and the drying of the state’s Great Salt Lake is bad for business. We’ve identified leaders naming climate change, as opposed to talking in “air quality” euphemisms, and those calling for clean energy solutions.

Voting rights are not a concern in this vote-by-mail state, but gerrymandering is (and should be).

Evan McMullin, running as an independent, doesn’t sound great on climate (some vague promises on innovation), but he’s better than his opponent who is a loud cheerleader for fossil fuels.

Voting rules and registration

If you are an active registered voter, then yes, you will automatically receive a ballot in the mail.  Click here to check on the status of your ballot. You can also return your ballot or vote early, in-person, until Nov 4. Click here for more info on polling places, early vote locations and more.

Same Day voter Registration: In Utah, you can register or update your registration anytime before Nov 8. You can also register and vote on Election Day. Find out what you’ll need to bring with you.

Voting rules and regulations from the – remember your polling place or district may have changed this year!


Read this first. c/i/o = challenger, incumbent, or open seat. Pro-climate is defined inclusively as a candidate who supports climate action and the transition to clean energy. Pro-democracy is defined inclusively as a candidate who supports voting rights, access to voting, opposes gerrymandering, or even just has voter registration tools on their website. NFFM = did they sign the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge?

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