Results of Exit Polls Released

Results of Exit Polls Released

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(KSL News) The polls closed just a few minutes ago in Utah, and results will begin trickling in very soon.

It's an Eyewitness News tradition to release the results of exit polls close to 8 p.m. So here we go.

According to the Utah Colleges Exit Poll, conducted by the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at Brigham Young University, Ralph Becker will win the Salt Lake City Mayor's race with 66 percent of the vote to challenger Dave Buhler's 33 percent.

Proposition 1, to fund a new $192 million Public Safety complex in Salt Lake City will pass with 53 percent of the vote.

And that brings us to the most contentious issue on this year's ballot for Utah voters: Referendum 1. We must qualify this projection. The Utah Colleges Exit Poll only visited polling places in Salt Lake City, so this is not a statewide projection.

With that qualification, 74 percent of voters in the city rejected school vouchers.

Statewide, the lieutenant governor's office tells us voter turnout was slightly above average for a municipal off-year election.

It estimates 30 percent to 35 percent of registered voters visited the polls today.

Between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., we will bring you up-to-the-minute results during commercial breaks.

Join us for complete election coverage and the rest of the day's news on Eyewitness News at 10.

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