Utah’s newest political party submits signatures to be on the ballot

by Ben Winslow

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s newest political party has submitted signatures to get on ballots in future elections.

Leaders of the United Utah Party, which bills itself as a centrist alternative to Republicans and Democrats, filed more than 2,000 signatures on Thursday with the Lt. Governor’s Office. Subject to verification, the signatures would make them a registered political party alongside the GOP, Utah Democratic Party, Utah Libertarian Party, Constitution Party and others.

United Utah Party Chairman Richard Davis said it was his hope the Lt. Governor’s Office could verify the signatures in time for them to get a candidate in the race to replace Third District Congressman Jason Chaffetz, who is resigning at the end of next month. Friday is the deadline for candidates to file…

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