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2018 Elections

Find KUER's reporting on the races, candidates and more for Utah’s 2018 midterm elections. Click here for our graphics of the U.S. Senate race, 4 Congressional races and Utah ballot initiatives. 

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Julia Ritchey / KUER'

Updated 2:02 p.m. 11/16/18

 

A Utah District Court judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by Rep. Mia Love’s campaign, ruling that the Republican incumbent trailing in a tight House race is not entitled to review or challenge voter signatures on mail-in and provisional ballots.

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Renee Bright / KUER

Updated 6:00 p.m. MST 11/14/18

 

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday against Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen, Rep. Mia Love is asking a Utah 3rd District Court judge to order the county to stop processing votes and to allow the Congresswoman to analyze and challenge ballot signatures.

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The tight contest for Utah’s 4th Congressional District has been too close to call since election night, and it's now even closer.

Erik Neumann / KUER

The court battle over whether Willie Grayeyes, who appears to have won a seat on the San Juan County Commission, should have been allowed to run for office in Utah has ended, after a federal judge ruled last week to dismiss the case.

Cory Dinter / KUER

Updated 3:52 p.m. MST 11/9/18

 

Democrat Ben McAdams is holding his lead against Republican incumbent Mia Love in Utah’s 4th Congressional District race after new results from Utah and Salt Lake County were posted on Friday — though not so much to declare a winner yet.

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Erik Neumann / KUER

A small but symbolic race in San Juan County has captured the attention of Utahns far outside County Commission District 2, which is home to Utah’s portion of the Navajo Nation and the Bears Ears National Monument.

Cory Dinter / KUER

The 2018 midterm elections are over but results are still trickling in for some races, including Utah's competitive 4th Congressional District where Republican incumbent Mia Love faces an uphill battle against Democrat Ben McAdams. As county clerks tally ballots for their final canvas, we survey the post-midterm landscape in Utah, where voters turned out in record numbers to vote for a new Senator, members of Congress and several citizen-led ballot initiatives. 

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Brian Albers / KUER

The Utah congressional delegation’s public lands agenda took a hit Tuesday when Democrats won a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. But Reps. Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart remain optimistic that some of their legislative priorities will move forward.

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Renee Bright / KUER

Voters resoundingly rejected a proposed gasoline tax increase to boost funding for Utah schools in Tuesday’s election, but advocates say they’re not done fighting for more money for the state’s education system.

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Utah Democrats are cheering pickups in the Legislature that, while nowhere close to a majority, will pad their slim ranks.

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President Trump reacts this morning at 9:30 a.m. MT after Tuesday's Democratic wave in the House and Republican gains in the Senate. Stream NPR's coverage of their remarks, or watch the live feed below. 
 

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Renee Bright / KUER

Proposition 4, the redistricting proposal also known as Better Boundaries, led by several thousand votes early Wednesday morning.

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Renee Bright / KUER

Updated 3:44 p.m. MST 11/9/8

Voters in Utah have approved Proposition 3, a ballot initiative to expand the Medicaid health insurance program to an estimated 150,000 Utahns.

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Cory Dinter for KUER

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams clung to a narrow lead in Utah’s closely watched 4th Congressional District on Tuesday night, holding off Republican Rep. Mia Love and threatening to dethrone another GOP incumbent on a night that nationally favored Democrats running for House seats on anti-Trump sentiment.

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Renee Bright / KUER

Updated 4:45 p.m. MST 11/9/18 Utah voters have approved a ballot initiative on medical marijuana, following a trend nationwide to relax laws targeting the drug, which is still illegal under federal statute.

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Brian Albers / KUER

As U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch prepares to retire from the political stage, the Utah GOP paid tribute to the longest-serving Republican senator in history during an election-night watch party Tuesday in downtown Salt Lake City.

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Nicole Nixon / KUER

Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, two-time presidential candidate, and one-time Trump foe, declared victory Tuesday night in Utah’s Senate race, keeping the seat — and the Senate as a whole — safely in Republican hands while control of the House tipped to Democrats.

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Nicole Nixon / KUER

Some voters in Utah and Salt Lake Counties are facing long lines at polling places this evening.

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Julia Ritchey / KUER

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that its sending officials to monitor Tuesday’s election in San Juan County, following similar election poll-watching efforts in 2016.

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Courtesty Patrice Arent

The sole Jewish member of the Utah Legislature is speaking out against a flyer sent by her Republican opponent that appears to make veiled references to her religion.

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Lee Hale / KUER

Sister Lisa Harkness, First Counselor in the General Primary Presidency that oversees Mormon children, is worried that Utah voters might be confused about what is on their ballot next week.

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Julia Ritchey / KUER

U.S. District Attorney for Utah John Huber is appointing an election day officer to field complaints from anyone worried about voter fraud, discrimination or intimidation at the polls.

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Renee Bright / KUER

Two Republican candidates are asking a state court for an emergency hearing today over a lawsuit against the Salt Lake County Clerk alleging that thousands of voters may not have received mail-in ballots yet.

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KUER News

Congressional races and ballot propositions are getting most of the attention in this year’s election cycle, but there are county-level races, too. A handful of top Salt Lake County officials are up for re-election this November, and three Democrats are being challenged by Republicans who work for them. That’s causing some friction in some county offices.

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Renee Bright / KUER

Utah is the youngest state in the country, with a median age of 30 years old. So what does the future look like through the eyes of Beehive State millennials? In a series launched this week called “This is 30,” KUER asked voters around the state how they’re feeling ahead of a critical election.

This Is 30: Jess Uglesich, Bluff

Nov 1, 2018
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Utah is the youngest state in the country, with a median age of 30 years old. So what does the future look like through the eyes of Beehive State millennials? In a series we’re launching this week called “This is 30,” KUER asked voters around the state how they’re feeling ahead of a critical election.

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Erik Neumann / KUER

The deadline to register to vote online or in person has come and gone, but Utahns can still cast ballots under a new same-day registration law in effect this year.

Renee Bright / KUER

Utah is the youngest state in the country with a median age of 30 years old. So what does the future look like through the eyes of Beehive State millennials? In a series we’re launching this week called “This is 30,” KUER asked voters around the state how they’re feeling ahead of a critical election.

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