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The race for governor: Herbert vs. Johnson

Gov. Gary R. Herbert, left, and Jonathan Johnson debate at Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 11, 2016.
Gov. Gary R. Herbert, left, and Jonathan Johnson debate at Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 11, 2016.
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Gov. Gary Herbert and Overstock.com Chairman Jonathan Johnson are competing to claim the Republican nomination for governor. The governor's race is one of only two statewide races in Utah's June primaries.

Candidate profiles:

Gov. Gary Herbert running hard for second full term

Jonathan Johnson says voters 'ready for a change' in governor's race

• The election: The primary is June 28, and the victor of the Republican race will advance to the November general election to face four other candidates: Democrat Mike Weinholtz; Libertarian Brian E. Kamerath; Independent Dell Schanze; and an unaffiliated, write-in candidate, L.S. Brown.

• The vote: More than 920,000 vote-by-mail ballots hit Utahns' mailboxes this week. Twenty of the state's 29 counties opted for by-mail elections this year, making up 73 percent of the state's 1.3 million registered voter population.

• Republicans: Only registered Republicans may vote in Herbert and Johnson's contest because the GOP holds closed primaries.

• Information: Visit vote.utah.gov or contact your county clerk for more information about voting-by-mail or in-person polling locations that will be open on June 28.

Email: kmckellar@deseretnews.com

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