Situational awareness - May 20, 2019

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Today is the 140th day of the year. There are 225 days remaining in 2019.

14 days until the municipal election filing period opens (6/3/2019)

18 days until the municipal election filing period ends (6/7/2019)

19 days until the Independent American Party Utah State Convention (6/8/2019)

33 days to the Utah State Democratic Party Organizing Convention (6/22/2019)

37 days to the first Democratic presidential primary debates in Miami (6/26/2019)

71 days to the second Democratic presidential primary debates in Detroit (7/30/2019)

85 days to the 2019 Utah primary elections (8/13/2019)

169 days to the 2019 municipal elections (11/5/2019)

252 days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature (1/27/2020)

260 days to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses (2/3/2020)

288 days to the 2020 Utah presidential primary (3/3/2020)

529 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)