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Sam Penrod reporting Voters all over Utah are heading to the polls today to decide several key municipal races.
The Provo mayor's race is getting the most attention in Utah County, because it is a rematch of four years ago, when the race was decided by just 362 votes. It is expected that today it will be another close one.
Voters were out first thing this morning when the polls opened at 7 am, to take a few minutes to vote. While there are no national or state races on the ballot, voters do have much more impact in deciding the local races.
Dave Bailey, a retired Provo firefighter, is challenging Mayor Lewis Billings for a second time, for the mayor's office in Provo. Both candidates are hoping for a good turnout from Provo voters today, especially from their supporters.
Besides the race in Provo, another big race is in Sandy, where voters will decide whether to allow big box stores to be built in the old gravel quarry, along with voting for mayor of Sandy. The candidates have differing views on what should happen there. KSL Newsradio reports voter turnout is pretty strong in Sandy so far today.
Murray City also has a hotly contested race for the mayor's office.
The polls will be open until 8 pm, and we will have complete coverage on today's election tonight on Eyewitness News at Ten.