Tuesday is primary election day - the biggest primary in recent memory - and election officials and pollsters guess turnout could be pretty heavy.
The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. For the location of your polling place, call your local county clerk's office. Complete election results will be in the Wednesday editions of the Deseret News.Pollster Dan Jones, who conducts surveys for the Deseret News and KSL-TV, believes about 42 percent of registered voters will go to the polls Tuesday.
Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen guesses the turnout will be between 35 percent and 40 percent. Both guesses show a healthy primary vote.
In 1988, for example, only 10.2 percent of Salt Lake County voters participated in the primary election.
But this year there are all kinds of primary races drawing interest.
In the U.S. Senate race, Republicans Joe Cannon and Bob Bennett face each other, while Democrats Wayne Owens and Doug Anderson square off.
In the governor's race, Democrats Pat Shea and Stewart Hanson are on the ballot, while Republicans Mike Leavitt and Richard Eyre face each other.
There are no primary races in either the 1st or 3rd Congressional Districts or in the 2nd District among Democrats. Those candidates won their party's nomination at their June state conventions.
But Enid Greene and Jim Bartleson face each other in the 2nd District Republican primary, the winner facing Democrat Karen Shepherd.
There are also primary races in the attorney general's contest - both for Democrats Jan Graham and Scott Daniels, and Republicans Scott Burns and Michael Deamer.
And there are primary races for the Salt Lake County Commission - both Republican and Democratic - and a Republican contest in the Davis County Commission GOP race, as well.
Utah House and Senate races also see primaries across the state, as do many non-partisan school board candidates.
Voters should be aware, however, that they can vote in only one party's primary. They can't split ticket vote - vote for a Republican in this race, a Democrat in another - in the primary election like they can in the Nov. 3 general election. If they do vote for both Republican and Democratic candidates on Tuesday, their ballot will be invalidated.