Filing deadlines approach in Maine, Colorado, and Utah

The filing deadlines to run for elected office in Maine, Colorado, and Utah are approaching. Maine’s filing deadline is March 16, Colorado’s is March 17, and Utah’s is March 19.

In Maine, prospective candidates may file for the following offices:
• U.S. Senate (1 seat)
• U.S. House (2 seats)
• State Senate (35 seats)
• State House (151 seats)

In Colorado, prospective candidates may file for the following offices:
• U.S. Senate (1 seat)
• U.S. House (7 seats)
• State Board of Education (3 seats)
• State Board of Regents (3 seats)
• State Senate (18 seats)
• State House (65 seats)
• Ballotpedia is also covering local elections in the following areas:
• Denver
• Adams County
• Arapahoe County
• El Paso County

In addition, Colorado will hold retention elections for two Colorado Supreme Court justices and four Colorado Court of Appeals justices.

In Utah, prospective candidates may file for the following offices:
• U.S. House (4 seats)
• State Senate (15 seats)
• State House (75 seats)
• Ballotpedia is also covering local elections in the following areas:
• Alpine School District
• Canyons School District
• Davis School District
• Granite School District
• Jordan School District
• Nebo School District

In addition, Utah will hold retention elections for one Utah Supreme Court justice and six Utah Court of Appeals justices.

The primary in Maine is scheduled for June 9, 2020, while the primaries in Colorado and Utah are scheduled for June 30. The general election in each state is scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Maine, Colorado, and Utah’s statewide filing deadlines are the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on March 26, 2020, in Virginia.

Maine and Colorado have Democratic state government trifectas, while Utah has a Republican state government trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers.

Additional reading:
Maine elections, 2020
Colorado elections, 2020
Utah elections, 2020




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Megan Feeney

Megan Feeney is a staff writer at Ballotpedia and can be reached at megan.feeney@ballotpedia.org.

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