U.S. Senator (UT-Sr)

Employer / Organization

Utah United States Senate

Next Election

Nov 05, 2024

Filing Window

Mar 08, 2024 - Mar 21, 2024

Description

Each of the 50 United States is represented by two United States Senators, and the 100 senators serve in the United States Senate, which along with the United States Congress comprise the entire federal legislative branch of U.S. Government. U.S. Senators are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). The U.S. Senate has special duties including the responsibility to confirm major presidential appointments, including Supreme Court Justices. All U.S. treaties with other countries must be approved by a 2/3rds vote in the Senate, and U.S. Senators vote upon impeachment of elected officials, with a 2/3rds vote for impeachment resulting in the removal of office. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Senators have offices in Washington D.C. and often in several locations in their home states to address concerns of the citizens they represent. The yearly salary for a United States Senator is $174,000.

Application Guidelines
To file as an unaffiliated candidate in Utah follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Utah Lieutenant Governor Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain petition forms and a certificate of nomination form from the office. Begin collecting signatures. Before submitting the signatures to the Elections Division, the signatures need to be verified first by the appropriate county clerk. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including financial disclosure forms and a petition composed of a stipulated number of signatures. Statewide candidates (e.g., governor, attorney general) must collect 1,000 signatures. All other candidates must collect at least 300 signatures or 5% of the registered voters living in the district/area (whichever is less). Accompany these documents with a Filing Fee. Next, file this paperwork with the Utah Lieutenant Governor Elections Division if you plan to run for a statewide office. Multi-County districts file with the Utah Lieutenant Governor Elections Division as well, however Single-County district candidates file with the County Clerk of the county in which the district resides. 3) Submit the candidacy filing paperwork to the filing officer during the filling window. The filing window begins the second Friday in March and ends the third Thursday in March. Listed below is the phone number of the Utah Lieutenant Governor Elections Division, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns. Utah Lieutenant Governor Elections Division contact information: phone (801) 538-1041 or email: elections@utah.gov. Please be aware that when a candidate declares candidacy or begins spending or collecting money for the campaign, they are required to begin disclosing their campaign's finances. Additionally, please note another source to to answer questions and concerns is the local County Clerk. Contact information for the County Clerks can be found here: http://elections.utah.gov/election-resources/county-clerks

Submit application to:
Utah Lt. Governors Office, Utah State Capitol Complex, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114-2325, US