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Final 2019 Municipal Election Results

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Bob Nelson / KUER
Final results of the Nov. 5 municipal elections were released on Tuesday.

Utahns across the state voted for mayors and city council members in hundreds of municipal elections Nov. 5. In three counties, voters decided on ballot propositions regarding potential changes in county governments.

Here’s a roundup of final results from a few races. The results of some of the races are still pending.

Weber County

Incumbent Mike Caldwell won a third term as mayor of Ogden.

Proposition 3 would form a committee to study a potential change in county government, currently a three-member county commission.

Morgan County

Proposition 17 is a ballot proposition to change the county government from a seven-member council to a five-member commission.

Final Results Pending as of 11/19/19

Salt Lake County

Dan Knopp will become the first mayor of Brighton since residents voted to incorporate in 2018.

Incumbent Mayor Jeff Silvestrini won his first full term as mayor of Millcreek since the city voted to incorporate in 2016.

Luz Escamilla conceded the Salt Lake City mayoral race on Nov. 6.

A tight city council race resulted in incumbent Charlie Luke — currently the council chairman — losing his east-side seat. Challenger Dan Dugan campaigned as a staunch opponent to the inland port and won by 2%.

Dirk Burton will be West Jordan's first "strong mayor" after residents voted in 2017 to change the municipal government .

Utah County

Provo residents voted down a $245 Million bond to rebuild or expand schools and to upgrade school safety.

This election marks the first time ranked-choice voting is being used in the state. Utah County has debuted the system in two municipal elections. A candidate wins after garnering more than 50% of top-ranking votes. The percentages below represent the number of first-place rankings a candidate receives, sometimes after multiple rounds of elimination, and do not add up to 100%. (More about how ranked-choice voting works.)

Final Results Pending as of 11/19/19

San Juan County

San Juan County voters defeated a proposition to study a potential change in county government, currently a three-member county commission.

Final Results Pending as of 11/19/19

Update 6:18 p.m. MDT 11/19/19: The voting counts have been updated after the election results were finalized on Tuesday.

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