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Election Day: Utahns Head To The Polls For Dozens Of City Races

Erik Neumann
A polling location at Trolley Square in Salt Lake is mostly empty at the start of voting on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

It's election day in Utah. More than 400 municipal races will be decided Tuesday night, in addition to ballot questions and bond referendums. 

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find your nearest polling location, go to Vote Utah

Voters in the 3rd District will finally have a new Congressional representative to fill the seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz, who resigned his seat in June to join Fox News. Republican John Curtis faces Democrat Kathie Allen and a host of third-party candidates in that race. 

A heated mayoral race in Draper will also determine whether incumbent Troy Walker gets another term. 

In Provo, voters will elect their first woman mayor in the city's history. Provo School Board member Michelle Kaufusi is running against UTA co-vice chair Sherrie Hall Everett. The winner will replace outgoing mayor John Curtis, who's running for Congress. 

Large turnover is expected on the Salt Lake City Council, where many incumbents are stepping down. Utahns will also have a chance to vote on several school bonds meant to repair and renovate aging schools in their district. 

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Nicole Nixon holds a Communication degree from the University of Utah. She has worked on and off in the KUER Newsroom since 2013, when she first joined KUER as an intern. Nicole is a Utah native. Besides public radio, she is also passionate about beautiful landscapes and breakfast burritos.
Julia joined KUER in 2016 after a year reporting at the NPR member station in Reno, Nev. During her stint, she covered battleground politics, school overcrowding, and any story that would take her to the crystal blue shores of Lake Tahoe. Her work earned her two regional Edward R. Murrow awards. Originally from the mountains of Western North Carolina, Julia graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2008 with a degree in journalism. She’s worked as both a print and radio reporter in several states and several countries — from the 2008 Beijing Olympics to Dakar, Senegal. Her curiosity about the American West led her to take a spontaneous, one-way road trip to the Great Basin, where she intends to continue preaching the gospel of community journalism, public radio and podcasting. In her spare time, you’ll find her hanging with her beagle Bodhi, taking pictures of her food and watching Patrick Swayze movies.
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