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KSL Live Blog: 2018 Elections

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utahns are showing a big turn-out for the midterm elections both in mail-in ballots and at the polls. Voters are waiting in lines across the state, and politicians are encouraging people to wait it out and make their voices heard. We’re updating election coverage on this page throughout the day.

10:29pm

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams speaks on election night about the hotly-contested 4th Congressional District race.

10:15pm

Republican Rep. Mia Love speaks as her campaign awaits results.

9:57pm

9:20pm

Senate candidate Jenny Wilson tells KSL’s Caitlin Burchill what’s next for her.

9:06pm

KSL’s Alex Cabrero talks to the last person in line to vote in Salt Lake County at the government building.

9:02pm

Senate candidate Jenny Wilson talks about her campaign and the election.

8:57pm

The latest results coming into KSL TV.

8:56pm

8:45pm

KSL’s Andrew Adams has live video from the celebration at Infinity Event Center in Salt Lake City over early 63-36 returns in favor of Prop 2, plus on-the-spot interview with Connor Boyack of Libertas Institute on numbers and potential impact on upcoming medical marijuana special session.

8:40pm

U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop is re-elected to ninth term.

8:31pm

8:30pm

Retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch, 84, thanks Utahns he’s represented for more than four decades and the Republicans he’s served with in Washington.

8:22pm

8:17pm

8:15pm

8:15pm

8:00pm

7:05pm

We are seeing record voter turnout.

6:56pm

KSL’s Ladd Egan will have reaction from Ben McAdams’ headquarters while KSL’s Ashley Moser will hear from Mia Love’s supporters in Utah’s 4th Congressional District race. It’s expected to be the closest of the congressional district races in Utah this election.

6:03pm

5:35pm

KSL’s Caitlin Burchill and Ladd Egan are covering the 2nd and 4th Congressional Districts.

5:16pm

KSL’s Keith McCord shows us the food selection at the Mitt Romney party… all Utah products!

5:09pm

SL County Sheriff Rosie Rivera out waving at drivers in West Jordan.

KSL’s Alex Cabrero is in West Jordan covering the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s race.

5:05pm

Check out technology allowing you to check that your ballot was counted here in Utah.

5:00pm

KSL’s Sam Penrod reports live from long lines across Utah County. In Lehi, voters are being fed.

4:54pm

Over 767,000 Utah ballots have already been processed.

4:46pm

Taking a look at the offices for the Romney staff in advance of tonight’s election party.

4:42pm

Verify if your ballot has been counted at vote.utah.gov/vote/menu/index.

4:21pm

To help voters in long lines feel better, volunteers in Eagle Mountain polling locations passed out cookies.

4:13pm

There were problems at some polling locations, as broken machines were causing delays.

3:05pm

3:00pm

A party is planned for tonight honoring Senator Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving Republican Senator in U.S. history.

2:59pm

Voter turnout already surpasses the 2014 midterm election, with polling places still open for five more hours.

2:49pm

Kamas and Coalville have short wait lines for voting.

2:44pm

Setting up at the Romney election headquarters.

2:39pm

2:30pm

KSL’s Alex Cabrero gives us a behind-the-scenes, live look from Vivint Smart Home Arena.

2:25pm

Some voters said they prefer voting at polling locations.

2:23pm

2:08pm

Both the Democrats and Republicans have set up headquarters to watch results come in tonight, as the polls close at 8 p.m.

1:57pm

More pizza, this time for University of Utah students waiting in line outside the library.

1:27pm

1:08pm

Voters showing up to cast their ballots despite long lines.

12:44pm

Voters warned to watch for voting hoaxes at their polling locations.

12:30pm

12:27pm

No wait at the polling places to simply drop off your ballot.

12:18pm

When there is a long line, why not enjoy pizza at the polls.

11:53am

To feed hungry voters waiting in line, “Pizza to the Polls” showed up to deliver more than 2,300 pizzas.

7:32am

It’s not a presidential election this year, but the Utah Jazz remind us of some great Karl Malone/John Stockton signs!

10:07pm, Monday

Even before Election Day, Utah’s voter turnout for this year’s midterm election is already exceeding the turnout from the last midterm. Read more here: Utah Voter Turnout Already Surpassing Last Midterm.

 

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