20A-1-802.  Definitions.
     As used in this part:

(1)  “Bad faith” means that a person files a petition described in Subsection 20A-1-803(1):

Terms Used In Utah Code 20A-1-802

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Ballot: means the storage medium, including a paper, mechanical, or electronic storage medium, that records an individual voter's vote. See Utah Code 20A-1-102
  • Election: means a regular general election, a municipal general election, a statewide special election, a local special election, a regular primary election, a municipal primary election, and a local district election. See Utah Code 20A-1-102
  • Person: means :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Receiving official: means :
(a) the lieutenant governor, unless the verified petition described in Section 20A-1-803 alleges a violation by the governor, the lieutenant governor, or an employee of the lieutenant governor's office; or
(b) the attorney general, if the verified petition described in Section 20A-1-803 alleges a violation by the governor, the lieutenant governor, or an employee of the lieutenant governor's office. See Utah Code 20A-1-802
  • Reviewing official: means :
    (a) except as provided in Subsection (4)(b), the receiving official; or
    (b) the reviewing official appointed under Subsection 20A-1-803(3)(a), if the receiving official appoints another individual as the reviewing official under Subsection 20A-1-803(3)(a). See Utah Code 20A-1-802
  • Significant violation: means :
    (a) a violation that, if known by voters before the election, may have resulted in a candidate, other than the candidate certified as having won the election, winning the election; or
    (b) a violation that, had the violation not occurred, may have resulted in a candidate, other than the candidate certified as having won the election, winning the election. See Utah Code 20A-1-802
    (a)  under circumstances where a reasonable person would not believe that the allegations are true; or

    (b) 

    (i)  within 60 days before an election that the candidate to which the petition relates will appear on the ballot; and

    (ii)  under circumstances where a reasonable person would not believe that the allegations constitute a significant violation of a provision of this title.
  • (2)  “Defendant” means each person against whom an allegation is made in the verified petition described in Subsection 20A-1-803(1).

    (3)  “Receiving official” means:

    (a)  the lieutenant governor, unless the verified petition described in Section 20A-1-803 alleges a violation by the governor, the lieutenant governor, or an employee of the lieutenant governor’s office; or

    (b)  the attorney general, if the verified petition described in Section 20A-1-803 alleges a violation by the governor, the lieutenant governor, or an employee of the lieutenant governor’s office.

    (4)  “Reviewing official” means:

    (a)  except as provided in Subsection (4)(b), the receiving official; or

    (b)  the reviewing official appointed under Subsection 20A-1-803(3)(a), if the receiving official appoints another individual as the reviewing official under Subsection 20A-1-803(3)(a).

    (5)  “Significant violation” means:

    (a)  a violation that, if known by voters before the election, may have resulted in a candidate, other than the candidate certified as having won the election, winning the election; or

    (b)  a violation that, had the violation not occurred, may have resulted in a candidate, other than the candidate certified as having won the election, winning the election.

    Enacted by Chapter 254, 2014 General Session

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