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Primary Election Day

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Tomorrow, of course, is Primary Election Day in Utah.

While it doesn't have the pizzazz of what will be happening in November when the nation elects a new President, it is still a vital component in the process of choosing political leaders at the state and local level.

The only contest statewide is for the republican nomination for Utah State Treasurer. Normally, the race doesn't get much attention, but with allegations swirling of campaign law violations, the public is learning about GOP candidates Mark Walker and Richard Ellis. Which of them gets on the ballot in November will be decided tomorrow.

The same with Utah's 3rd Congressional District! Upstart Jason Chaffetz almost eliminated six-term veteran Chris Cannon at the State GOP Convention. Subsequently, their battle to win the primary election has been intense. Surely, voters in the 3rd district will want to have a say in the outcome.

Let's not overlook the many primary races around the state for local offices such as county commission and school board, as well as a few battles for the state legislature.

The pizzazz of high-profile, consuming contests may be minimal, but that doesn't negate the importance, even the duty, of getting out and casting a ballot on Primary Election Day.

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