Maloy defeats Reibe for 2nd Congressional District seat in Utah

Nov 21, 2023, 9:40 AM | Updated: 8:58 pm

Pictured in this composite photo, Utah 2nd Congressional District Republican nominee Celeste Maloy,...

Pictured in this composite photo, Utah 2nd Congressional District Republican nominee Celeste Maloy, left, and Utah 2nd Congressional District Democratic nominee Kathleen Riebe, right, speak during a candidate forum at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

(Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

Utah Election Results

This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available. See KSL’s live coverage on the race to replace Rep. Chris Stewart.

2nd Congressional District race is called

The Associated Press called the race at 60% of the votes in for Celeste Maloy.


Third round of results announced

It was announced at 8:32 p.m. that Maloy remained in the lead with a slightly smaller margin of 54%.

Initial election results for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District

The first election results showed Celeste Maloy in the lead as of 8:09 p.m. on Tuesday evening.  Another surge of vote updates was made at 8:12 p.m., showing Maloy in the lead by 12,735 votes.

First election results in for Utah's 2nd Congressional District. (KSL TV)

First election results in for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District. (KSL TV)

Initial results for Salt Lake City’s mayor

First election results for SLC’s mayor showed Erin Mendenhall in the lead with 59% of the votes:

First election results for Mayor (

First election results for Mayor (

Utah’s Democratic Party releases statement

When the polls closed at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Utah’s Democratic Party released a statement:

This year, we had over 100 Democrats all across the state step up to run for local office, and we have been extremely proud of the hard work and long hours they have put in. Running for office is difficult, rewarding work, and I want to personally thank and congratulate all of our candidates, no matter the final result of their election.

This year, we also had an election in CD-2 that nobody was planning on. Since announcing her candidacy in June, Sen. Kathleen Riebe has been a fantastic candidate, and she has put in the work in every corner of the district, carrying the banner of our party and motivating voters of all political affiliations who are looking for a new kind of representation. While we don’t have any results yet, I want to thank Sen. Riebe for her dedication and congratulate her on running a truly inspiring campaign. Win or lose, she has contributed significantly to the long, important work of building the Utah Democratic Party across the state, and we are incredibly grateful to her and her team and proud of what they have accomplished.”

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s special election for the 435th seat of Congress is underway. Today’s election also covers municipal cities in the state.

The Associated Press says special elections like this one tend to have a lower voter turnout compared to regularly scheduled elections.

KSL TV has compiled a list of basic information on the election, so voters can plan accordingly.

On the ballot

Voters will cast their ballots for the vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to replace former Rep. Chris Stewart, who stepped down in May.

The remaining leading candidates are Republican Celeste Maloy and Democrat Kathleen Riebe, though seven candidates total will appear on the ballot to account for the Constitution, Libertarian, and United Utah parties.

Another highly anticipated race will be Salt Lake City’s mayoral race. Incumbent Erin Mendenhall will face former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, and community activist Michael Valentine.

Municipal cities around Utah will also cast their mayoral votes on the ballot. Voters will be eligible to vote for the city they’re registered to.

Voter information

If you’re not sure whether you’re registered to vote or not, you can check on Utah’s voting site. If you’re not listed, you can still register on voting day at a polling location if you bring two forms of ID.

Before you go, it’s a good idea to check the registration qualifications to be sure you can register with no problem.

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Assigned polling spots can be found on Voter Search, which depends on the city found on your valid state driver’s license. A larger list of voting locations can be found here.

Voters can additionally drop off their vote-by-mail ballots at a polling location during polling hours in order to skip the line.

How to track election results

Unofficial results are available from the state here


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Maloy defeats Reibe for 2nd Congressional District seat in Utah