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§ 20A-7-702. Voter information pamphlet--Form--Contents

UT ST § 20A-7-702West's Utah Code AnnotatedTitle 20A. Election CodeEffective: May 3, 2023 (Approx. 4 pages)

§ 20A-7-702. Voter information pamphlet--Form--Contents

UT ST § 20A-7-702West's Utah Code AnnotatedTitle 20A. Election CodeEffective: May 3, 2023 (Approx. 4 pages)

West's Utah Code Annotated
Title 20a. Election Code
Chapter 7. Issues Submitted to the Voters
Part 7. Voter Information Pamphlet
Effective: May 3, 2023
U.C.A. 1953 § 20A-7-702
§ 20A-7-702. Voter information pamphlet--Form--Contents
The voter information pamphlet shall contain the following items in this order:
(1) a cover title page;
(2) an introduction to the pamphlet by the lieutenant governor;
(3) a table of contents;
(4) a list of all candidates for constitutional offices;
(5) a list of candidates for each legislative district;
(6) a 100-word statement of qualifications for each candidate for the office of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state auditor, or state treasurer, if submitted by the candidate to the lieutenant governor's office before 5 p.m. on the first business day in August before the date of the election;
(7) information pertaining to all measures to be submitted to the voters, beginning a new page for each measure and containing, in the following order for each measure:
(a) a copy of the number and ballot title of the measure;
(b) the final vote cast by the Legislature on the measure if it is a measure submitted by the Legislature or by referendum;
(c) the impartial analysis of the measure prepared by the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel;
(d) the arguments in favor of the measure, the rebuttal to the arguments in favor of the measure, the arguments against the measure, and the rebuttal to the arguments against the measure, with the name and title of the authors at the end of each argument or rebuttal;
(e) for each constitutional amendment, a complete copy of the text of the constitutional amendment, with all new language underlined, and all deleted language placed within brackets;
(f) for each initiative qualified for the ballot:
(i) a copy of the initiative as certified by the lieutenant governor and a copy of the initial fiscal impact statement prepared according to Section 20A-7-202.5; and
(ii) if the initiative proposes a tax increase, the following statement in bold type:
“This initiative seeks to increase the current (insert name of tax) rate by (insert the tax percentage difference) percent, resulting in a(n) (insert the tax percentage increase) percent increase in the current tax rate.”; and
(g) for each referendum qualified for the ballot, a complete copy of the text of the law being submitted to the voters for their approval or rejection, with all new language underlined and all deleted language placed within brackets, as applicable;
(8) a description provided by the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission of the selection and retention process for judges, including, in the following order:
(a) a description of the judicial selection process;
(b) a description of the judicial performance evaluation process;
(c) a description of the judicial retention election process;
(d) a list of the criteria of the judicial performance evaluation and the certification standards;
(e) the names of the judges standing for retention election; and
(f) for each judge:
(i) a list of the counties in which the judge is subject to retention election;
(ii) a short biography of professional qualifications and a recent photograph;
(iii) a narrative concerning the judge's performance;
(iv) for each certification standard under Section 78A-12-205, a statement identifying whether, under Section 78A-12-205, the judge met the standard and, if not, the manner in which the judge failed to meet the standard;
(v) a statement that the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission:
(A) has determined that the judge meets or exceeds minimum performance standards;
(B) has determined that the judge does not meet or exceed minimum performance standards; or
(C) has not made a determination regarding whether the judge meets or exceeds minimum performance standards;
(vi) any statement, described in Subsection 78A-12-206(3)(b), provided by a judge whom the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission determines does not meet or exceed minimum performance standards;
(vii) in a bar graph, the average of responses to each survey category, displayed with an identification of the minimum acceptable score as set by Section 78A-12-205 and the average score of all judges of the same court level; and
(viii) a website address that contains the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission's report on the judge's performance evaluation;
(9) for each judge, a statement provided by the Utah Supreme Court identifying the cumulative number of informal reprimands, when consented to by the judge in accordance with Title 78A, Chapter 11, Judicial Conduct Commission, formal reprimands, and all orders of censure and suspension issued by the Utah Supreme Court under Utah Constitution, Article VIII, Section 13, during the judge's current term and the immediately preceding term, and a detailed summary of the supporting reasons for each violation of the Code of Judicial Conduct that the judge has received;
(10) an explanation of ballot marking procedures prepared by the lieutenant governor, indicating the ballot marking procedure used by each county and explaining how to mark the ballot for each procedure;
(11) voter registration information, including information on how to obtain a ballot;
(12) a list of all county clerks' offices and phone numbers;
(13) the address of the Statewide Electronic Voter Information Website, with a statement indicating that the election officer will post on the website any changes to the location of a polling place and the location of any additional polling place;
(14) a phone number that a voter may call to obtain information regarding the location of a polling place; and
(15) on the back cover page, a printed copy of the following statement signed by the lieutenant governor:
“I, ____________ (print name), Lieutenant Governor of Utah, certify that the measures contained in this pamphlet will be submitted to the voters of Utah at the election to be held throughout the state on ____ (date of election), and that this pamphlet is complete and correct according to law.
SEAL
Witness my hand and the Great Seal of the State, at Salt Lake City, Utah this ____ day of ____ (month), ____ (year)
(signed)
 
Lieutenant Governor”.

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U.C.A. 1953 § 20A-7-702, UT ST § 20A-7-702
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