At least 147,000 ballots left to be counted in Salt Lake County election

Nov 10, 2022, 12:00 PM | Updated: 1:44 pm

Image of ballots at the Salt Lake County Clerk's processing center...

Ballots at the Salt Lake County Clerk’s ballot processing room on Election Day in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

(Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Almost 150 thousand ballots have yet to be counted in the Salt Lake County election with some races still close and candidates separated by only a few hundred votes.

Utah House of Representatives

House District 26

West Magna and West Valley make up House District 26. Republican Quinn Kotter faces Democratic incumbent Rep. Elizabeth Weight, who was previously elected to represent House District 31.

At the time of publication, Kotter had 52.29% of the popular vote while Weight had 47.71%. Kotter led by 259 votes.

Image of how ballots are labeled and stored in Salt Lake County, Utah. Several races in Salt Lake County are still undecided, and two days after the election the counting continues.

Ballots are labeled and stored at the Salt Lake County Clerk’s ballot processing room on Election Day in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

House District 27

House District 27 is in southwest Magna. Democratic incumbent Rep. Clare Collard, who currently represents House District 22, faces Republican challenger Anthony Loubet.

At the time of publication, Collard had 48.19% of the popular vote while Loubet had 51.87%. Loubet led by 200 votes.


House District 35 – Salt Lake County

In Murray, Republican Belinda Johnson faces Democratic incumbent Rep. Mark Wheatley, who has served House District 25 since 2005. 

At the time of publication, Johnson had 47.07% of the popular vote while Wheatley had 52.93%. Wheatley led by 472 votes.

Salt Lake County Council election

For the Salt Lake County Council At-Large seat, Democratic Challenger Rep. Suzanne Harrison faces Republican incumbent Richard Snelgrove.

At the time of publication, Harrison had 53.62% of the popular vote while Snelgrove had 46.38%. Harrison led by 16,115 votes.

Another round of results from the county will come at 5 p.m. 

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At least 147,000 ballots left to be counted in Salt Lake County election