OGDEN — Mail-in ballots continue to arrive at the Weber County Elections Office, but the time to vote is winding down.
The primary is set for Tuesday and on the ballot are a range of races — one on the Democratic side, several GOP contests and a handful of nonpartisan school board races. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Monday. Alternatively, you can submit them by hand on Tuesday or vote the old-fashioned way, in person at a polling place.
Scroll down for links to prior election coverage.
As of Friday, Ryan Cowley, the Weber County elections director, said 17,730 of about 66,000 mail-in ballots sent to voters had been returned to his office, about 27 percent turnout so far. Interest this cycle, he thinks, is “slightly above average.”
At stake Tuesday, most notably, are the races for seat A on the Weber County Commission and the Weber County sheriff contest. Only Republicans are vying for the posts, so Tuesday’s balloting should decide the final winner of the race.
The county commission hopefuls are James Ebert, the incumbent; James Couts, a land surveyor from Roy; and Gage Froerer, a Utah House member from Huntsville. The sheriff candidates are David MacInnes, a sergeant in the sheriff’s office; Kevin Burns, who left the sheriff’s office earlier this year; and Ryan Arbon, chief of the Perry Police Department. Terry Thompson, the incumbent sheriff, isn’t running again.
Voters may vote early on Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Weber Center, 2380 Washington Blvd. in Ogden. Election Day polling on Tuesday goes from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will take place at the five Weber County Library System libraries — in Ogden, North Ogden, Roy, Huntsville and Washington Terrace — and at the Weber County Fairgrounds exhibition hall.
For more details, go to the Weber County Elections Office website, weberelections.com. The office should start releasing unofficial results at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, with counting continuing into the night.
The other races on the GOP primary ballot are for:
- U.S. Senate, between Mitt Romney and Mike Kennedy.
- The District 7 Utah House seat, between Lisa Roskelley and Kyle Andersen.
- The District 8 Utah House seat, between Jason Kyle and Steve Waldrip.
- The District 10 Utah House seat, between Lorraine Brown and Terry Schow.
The nonpartisan, school board races are for:
- The District 2 seat on the Ogden School Board between incumbent Douglas Barker, Davis Smith and Oscar Mata.
- The District 4 seat on the Ogden School Board between Sheldon Cheshire, Sunni Wilkinson and Iain Hueton.
- The District 4 seat on the Weber School Board between Brice Lythgoe, incumbent Paul Widdison, Stacy Palen and Edward Peters.
Voters will only be able to weigh in on races in districts where they live and that coincide with their political party. Voters in the respective school board districts may vote in those contests, regardless of their party affiliation.
The winners in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House and Utah House primaries go on to the Nov. 6 general election ballot. The two top vote-getters in the three school board races move on to the November vote.
Prior Weber election coverage:
- Weber County Commission candidates get $105,000 in donations, spend $96,000
- District 8 Utah House hopefuls Kyle, Waldrip focused on taxes, education
- North Ogden hopefuls for Utah House seat focus on tax stewardship, spending
- Ogden lawyer, S. Ogden veterans advocate vie in GOP primary for Utah House post
- Weber Co. sheriff hopefuls cite turnover, morale, trust as key concerns
- Weber Co. Commission hopeful Froerer rebuffs questions, criticism in campaign
- Weber Co. Commission hopefuls Couts, Froerer hammer Ebert on property tax hike
- Weber Co. Commission hopefuls spar on taxes, business growth, spending
- Democrats Weiland, Castillo focus on access, health care in U.S. House race
- Here's what you need to know about Ogden and Weber School Board primaries
Davis County races:
- Republican Primary Candidates for Davis County Commissioner Seat A
- Republican Primary Candidates for Davis County Commission Seat B
- Primary candidates for Davis County School Board District 3
- Primary candidates for Davis County School Board District 6
- Republican Primary Candidates for Utah House of Representatives District 19
- Republican Primary Candidates for Utah House of Representatives District 20