5How 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.
6How is the President Elected? 1. The Electoral college elects the president2. Each state’s electors are equal to the number of representatives and senators.3. The candidate with the majority of the electoral votes win.
8Can 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
9Who is running for President? DemocratAl GoreRepublicanGeorge W. Bush
10Are there “third party candidates? Yes, but in America’s “winner takes all” elections, they rarely win.Serve as a protest vote.Picture is jeese Ventura from the Reform Party. He is the governor of Minn.Jesse Ventura—Reform Party
11Representatives to Washington How is the number of representatives determined?Population of the stateHow often are representatives elected?Every 2 yearsHow many representatives does Utah get?3
13Who is running for the 3 Utah Congressional Districts? First districtDemocratKathleen CollinwooodRepublicanJames Hansen
14Who is running for the 3 Utah Congressional Districts? Second districtDemocratJames MathesonRepublicanDerek Smith
15Who is running for the 3 Utah Congressional Districts? Third districtDemocratDonald DunnRepublicanChris Cannon
16Senators to Washington How many senators do each state get?2 per stateHow often are Senators elected?6 yearsWho are Utah’s current Senators?Orrin Hatch, Robert Bennett
17Who is running for the Senate? DemocratScott HowellRepublicanOrrin Hatch
18Utah’s Governor How often does the governor get elected in Utah? Every four yearsWho is the current Governor?Mike Leavitt
19Who is running for Governor? DemocratBill OrtonRepublicanMichael Leavitt
20Utah State Senate How many senators are in the Utah State Senate? 29How long is their term?Four yearsMap of Senate districts
21Who is running for our senate? DemocratJed MitchellRepublicanBill Wright
22Utah Representatives to House How often are House members elected?Every two yearsHow many members of the House are there?75Map of House districts
23Who is running for Spanish Fork’s Representative?? DemocratJohn NielsenRepublicanGlenn Way
24Who is running for Payson and County Representative? DemocratPaul MeredithRepublicanDarin Peterson
25What is an initiative or referendum? People collect 10% of the populations signatures.Initiative becomes law if it passes the election with a majority.AN INITIATIVE IS A PUBLIC SPONSORED piece of legislation that can be submitted for a vote to the general public. In order to submit an initiative to the public at the general election, sponsors must collect signatures equal to 10% of the population that voted in the last gubernatorial election. Persons wishing to circulate a state-wide initiative petition must file an application with the lieutenant governor.On July 6, the lieutenant governor will declare whether or not the petition is sufficient to be voted upon at the general election. Visit this website soon to read and consider initiatives for citizens to before going to the voting booths.
26What is a proposition?To amend the Utah Constitution, the people have to approve the changeUsually, not real major issues