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					Mock Election
Students get to vote in the local, state and national elections.

Why is it important to vote?
• These candidates will decide your taxes, rights and how you live. •To be an informed and active citizen

Don’t Elect A Scoundrel!

To Preserve Your Freedom.

How to select a Candidate
1.Character- Which person can I trust the most?

2.Qualifications- What education does this person have that would be helpful in the office they are seeking. 3. Experience- What experience does the person have that would help them deal with issues important to you.

4.Charisma-Will this person be able to move people to action.

How is the President Elected?
1. The Electoral college elects the president
2. Each state’s electors are equal to the number of representatives and senators. 3. The candidate with the majority of the electoral votes win.

Electoral votes --How many do each state get?

Can a candidate win the popular vote and loose the election?
In 1876 Rutherford B.Hayes beat Samuel Tilden.
Hayes got 48% of the popular vote while Tilden got 51% .

Hayes won 20 states while Tilden won 17.
Hayes won 185 electoral votes while Tilden won 184

Who is running for President?

Al Gore

Republican George W. Bush

Are there “third party candidates?
Yes, but in

America’s ―winner takes all‖ elections, they rarely win. Serve as a protest vote.
Jesse Ventura—Reform Party

Representatives to Washington
How is the number of representatives determined? Population of the state How often are representatives elected? Every 2 years How many representatives does Utah get? 3

Utah’s congressional districts

Who is running for the 3 Utah Congressional Districts?
First district

Kathleen Collinwoood

Republican James Hansen

Who is running for the 3 Utah Congressional Districts?
Second district

James Matheson

Republican Derek Smith

Who is running for the 3 Utah Congressional Districts?
Third district

Donald Dunn

Republican Chris Cannon

Senators to Washington
How many senators do each state get?
2 per state

How often are Senators elected?
6 years Who are Utah’s current Senators? Orrin Hatch, Robert Bennett

Who is running for the Senate?

Scott Howell

Republican Orrin Hatch

Utah’s Governor

How often does the governor get elected in Utah? Every four years Who is the current Governor? Mike Leavitt

Who is running for Governor?

Bill Orton

Republican Michael Leavitt

Utah State Senate
How many senators are in the Utah State

– 29

How long is their term?
– Four years

Map of Senate districts

Who is running for our senate?

Jed Mitchell

Republican Bill Wright

Utah Representatives to House
How often are House members elected?
– Every two years

How many members of the House are

– 75

Map of House districts

Who is running for Spanish Fork’s Representative??

John Nielsen

Republican Glenn Way

Who is running for Payson and County Representative?

Paul Meredith

Republican Darin Peterson

What is an initiative or
People collect 10%

of the populations signatures. Initiative becomes law if it passes the election with a majority.

What is a proposition?
To amend the

Utah Constitution, the people have to approve the change Usually, not real major issues

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