POLITICS + GOVERNMENT

Midterm Election 2022: Live Utah updates

Nov 8, 2022, 7:52 AM | Updated: Feb 23, 2023, 1:12 pm

Artificial intelligence 2024 election: "I voted" stickers pictured...

“I Voted” stickers are pictured at the Salt Lake County Government Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. (Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)

(Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)

UPDATED 11:21 p.m.

Utah House results

Utah District 1

The Associated Press has called Republican Blake Moore as the projected winner at 121,157 votes.

Utah District 2

The Associated Press has called Republican Chris Stewart the winner of the 2nd Congressional District at 110,948 votes. 

Utah District 3

The Associated Press is calling Republican John Curtis the winner of the 3rd Congressional District at 103,317 votes.

Utah District 4

Republican Burgess Owens is projected as the winner of the 4th Congressional District by the Associated Press. He leads his challengers at 78,525 votes.

UPDATE 11:00 p.m.

Independent Evan McMullin has conceded the Senate race against incumbent Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. At this time, the race sits at 54.95% for Lee, and 41.64% for McMullin.

 

Utah Senate results

10:21 p.m.

Only eight counties have not reported any numbers. 

Republican Sen. Mike Lee so far has 330,304 votes with Evan McMullin at 257,847 votes.

Utah County results

10:21 p.m.

Orem School District Proposition 2, school district split. 

No: 12,990

Yes: 4858

Board of Education of Alpine School District, Utah County, Utah Bond Election

Against the issuance of bonds: 37,701

For the issuance of bonds: 33,224

Davis County Results

10:21 p.m.

Davis School Bond

Against the issuance of bonds: 41,044

For the issuance of bonds: 52,969

Election result delays

8:48 p.m.

Deidre Henderson said via Twitter, one more county is finishing its voting. Results will begin being released no later than 9 p.m.

7:48 p.m.

Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson said on Twitter, long lines in various polling locations are resulting in 30-45 minute delays for any preliminary election results. If you are in line by 8:00 p.m., you will be able to vote.

Sen. Mike Lee joins KSL NewsRadio

8:12 p.m.

“We don’t know what the outcome is expected to be,” Lee told KSLNewsRadio. “We are very pleased with our campaign.” 

Lee claims McMullin hasn’t been asked much about policy in the same way he has.

“Evan McMullin has gotten away with saying things that aren’t true… and never speaking about what he will actually do all the while attacking me on personal grounds… it’s a shame and disgraceful,” said Lee.

 

Polls have closed

8:00 pm 

Utah polls are officially closed. If you made it in line by 8:00 p.m., you will have a chance to vote. 

Voter Turnout 

7:40 

Downtown in Salt Lake City, Trolley Square has a steady consistent line that may potentially delay results. State Elections Office will give KSLNewsRadio specific details on delays shortly. 

6:38 p.m.

Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson reported voter turnout is seemingly low and currently at 44.7%. “It’s a moving target number”, she added. “The totals we see tonight will be from the early voters.” 

Senate race views from Republican and Democratic representatives

6:50 p.m.

Ben Anderson, Democratic communications director said most Dem. voters, “have gotten behind McMullin.”

Although there is no front-running Democratic candidate, voters are still engaged and active according to Anderson. “It [has] motivated voters more than disenfranchised them”. Anderson added, Democrats are focused on “common-sense public service,” and very community-focused. 

GOP Chairman, Carson Jorgensen said he’s seen a great voter turnout for Republicans.

Common themes in recent years have shown Republican voters voting for Democrats, Jorgensen doesn’t foresee that happening this year. This year Republican politicians have one major driving force.  “We’re driving three things,” said Jorgensen, “inflation, inflation, inflation.”  

Tensions are high in Orem

6:25 p.m.

With only one in-person voting center, Orem voters are lined up out the door in the rain. Most in-line are concerned with Prop. 2, the Orem and Alpine school district split. “A lot of emotions..,” reported KSL NewsRadio’s Amiee Cobabe. “One couple told me people aren’t sitting next to each other in church because of it”. 

Weber County opens additional voting location

4:38 p.m.

After a Google Maps mishap sent some Weber County voters to the wrong location, Weber County will open an additional voting location to make up for the confusion.

No significant issues for voters, Lt. Governor says

4:30 p.m. 

Utah Lt. Governor Diedre Henderson says she hasn’t heard of any significant problems for voters across the state today, except for one long line in Cedar City where she said people were waiting for about 30 minutes to cast their votes.

And it was Cedar City, specifically Carbon and Iron Counties, where election officials were concerned about long lines. That’s because of a snafu with the printing company responsible for mailing the ballots. 

“Essentially who the county contracted to print the ballots had them shipped to another state before they were shipped here to Utah. They got co-mingled with business mail which should never happen,” Henderson told KSL NewsRadio on Tuesday afternoon.

Henderson said election employees in those counties have been scrambling, adding extra days of early voting and extending the hours for early voting. 

And there’s good news. Henderson said the voting lines in Iron and Carbon Counties today aren’t exceptionally long.

The lines in those counties matter to every voter in Utah who expects results around 8 p.m. when the polls close.  Because if someone is still in line at 8 p.m., state law says they must be allowed to vote. 

And Henderson doesn’t want those voters to be impacted by early returns. So she’s asked every county in Utah to wait before they start publishing their results.

“We want to make sure that all those voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots before they start seeing these preliminary results come through. So we’ve communicated with the counties to hold off,” Henderson told KSL NewsRadio.

“We’re in direct communication with all of the counties, they’ve all agreed to this. We’ll be monitoring the situation through the afternoon and the evening and be able to kind of tell, hopefully around 7 or 7:30, in the minutes leading up to 8 o’clock, whether we need to delay those (results.)”

Listen to the Lt. Governor’s full interview here:

 

Our previous coverage: 

SALT LAKE CITY — After months of campaigning and controversies, Election Day is here. 

In a contentious race for Utah’s Senate seat, incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Lee faces independent candidate Evan McMullin. The campaign for Utah’s Senate seat has seen millions raised, a lawsuit filed and months of back and forth between the candidates.

Utah’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Congressional Districts all have Republican incumbents facing challengers. 

In the Alpine School District, voters will decide whether to create an Orem School District by splitting the Alpine School District. Those same voters will vote to approve a $595 million bond for the Alpine School District.

In Davis School District, voters will decide on a $475 million bond for the district.

And in Salt Lake City, voters will decide whether or not to approve an $85 million bond for the city’s public lands system.

All Utah voters will get a say in whether Constitutional Amendment A passes.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Politics + Government

A TikTok content creator, sits outside the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, April 23, 2024....

HALELUYA HADERO AP Business Writer

Senate passes bill forcing TikTok parent company to sell or face ban, sends to Biden for signature

The Senate passed legislation that would force the parent company of TikTok to sell the social media platform under the threat of a ban.

1 day ago

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on April 17. The Senate wi...

Morgan Rimmer and Ted Barrett, CNN

Senate passes $95 billion package sending aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan after months of delay

The Senate on Tuesday passed a long-delayed $95 billion package after both sides of Capitol Hill have struggled for months to send aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.

2 days ago

A law passed by Utah lawmakers requires that people use the bathroom corresponding to the sex on th...

Heather Peterson

Board of Education: Districts must explain bathroom law

Explanation of a Utah law governing school bathroom use, about to take effect in Utah, will be left up to individual school districts.

2 days ago

ftc building shown, a new rule would bar noncompete agreements for most...

CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, Associated Press

New federal rule would bar ‘noncompete’ agreements for most employees

FTC officials asserted that noncompete agreements harm workers by reducing their ability to switch jobs for higher pay.

2 days ago

tank fires at troops in ukraine, sen mike lee is trying to kill a foreign aid bill in the senate...

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com

Utah Sen. Mike Lee rallying Senate to kill foreign aid bill for Ukraine, Israel

Sen. Mike Lee has repeatedly criticized efforts to send further military and economic aid to Ukraine.

2 days ago

former president trump, immunity...

MICHAEL R. SISAK, JENNIFER PELTZ, ERIC TUCKER and JAKE OFFENHARTZ

Trump tried to ‘corrupt’ the 2016 election, prosecutor alleges as hush money trial gets underway

The opening statements in the hush money trial marked the first time that prosecutors have presented a criminal case against a former president to a jury.

3 days ago

Sponsored Articles

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

Midterm Election 2022: Live Utah updates