Utahns across the state voted for mayors and city council members in hundreds of municipal elections Tuesday. In three counties, voters decided on ballot propositions regarding potential changes in county governments.
Here’s a roundup of preliminary results from a few races. Results will likely see several more updates before county clerks hold official canvases near the end of the month.
Proposition 3 would form a committee to study a potential change in county government, currently a three-member county commission.
Proposition 17 is a ballot proposition to change the county government from a seven-member council to a five-member commission.
The winner of the Brighton race will be the first mayor since residents voted to incorporate in 2018.
Luz Escamilla conceded the Salt Lake City mayoral race Wednesday afternoon after learning it was unlikely she would overcome her 5,820-vote deficit with 9,744 ballots left to be counted in the race.
West Jordan residents voted in 2017 to change the municipal government from council-manager to a “strong mayor”.
The Provo School District Special Bond Election will decide on 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.)
Proposition 10 would form a committee to study a potential change in county government, currently a three-member county commission.
Update 5:01 p.m. MDT 11/07/19: The voting counts in the Brighton mayoral race have been updated.