CD2 SPECIAL ELECTION

Utah Republicans vote for 2nd Congressional District

Sep 5, 2023, 8:30 AM | Updated: 10:57 am

A Utah County ballot drop box is pictured. Utah County Clerk Aaron Davidson, R-Utah, is facing a co...

A ballot drop box and county treasurer box in Provo are pictured on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. (Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

(Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Today is the day that Utah Republicans will vote in the race for the 2nd Congressional District. The GOP candidates for the seat are Celeste Maloy, Bruce Hough and Becky Edwards.

Ryan Cowley, the state director of elections, said he expects a 35-40% voter turnout rate. 

“Wayne County and some of the rural ones kind of lead the way in percentage. Obviously, [there are] a lot fewer overall votes in those but percentage-wise they have a few more in some of the rural areas… Right now the lowest turnout is in Tooele County,” said Cowley. 

Across the 2nd Congressional District, polling stations and ballot drop boxes are set up and ready to receive ballots. Mail-in ballots, or absentee ballots will still be counted if they are postmarked by 8 p.m. tonight. 

Poll predictions

According to the most recent poll by Deseret News and The Hinckley Institute, Edwards appears to be the favorite. 

Despite poll results, almost half of the respondents who said they planned to vote also said they had not decided which candidate they would vote for. 

Republicans planning to vote can submit their ballot by mail, ballot box, or in person. 

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