Municipal Election Round-up at 6pm on Tuesday

Municipal Election Round-up at 6pm on Tuesday

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The snow made voting a little slippery on this Election Day. Polls opened at seven this morning and close tonight at eight.

Richard Piatt Reporting from Rocky Anderson's Headquarters.

Rocky Anderson campaigns like he lives his life--intensely. He's moved from place to place today trying to get people to vote for him; but first he voted for himself. He did that at Friendship Manor, close to his home by the "U".

Anderson was upbeat this morning, only slightly nervous about the weather and how that may affect turnout.

Rocky Anderson, Salt Lake City Mayor: "It might deter some people, but I think there's enough passion and enough interest in this race. I know our supporters feel very strongly about the progress that has been made in the last four years and want that carried into the next four years."

Anderson not only encouraged people to vote for him, he encouraged them to support the six propositions Salt Lake City voters are facing.

Shelley Osterloh Reporting from Frank Pignanelli’s Headquarters.

Challenger Frank Pignanelli has come from behind in the polls. He too was out campaigning today, trying to convince voters that Salt Lake City needs a change.

A lot of his effort today was spent to make sure that Pignanelli supporters get to polls.

Voting was a family affair for the Pignanellis this morning. Frank's family has played a prominent roll in his campaign and literature. And even though snow was fall through some of the day, Pignanelli was out for a honk and wave at 4th South and 7th East.

The challenger says he was worried that the weather would keep some voters home, but he said he feels people will turn out today because they believe this race is important to the future of Salt Lake City.

Frank Pignanelli, Mayoral Candidate, Salt Lake City: "People are excited about this race, I think what helped more than anything else, when the polls showed we were dead even everyone knew that their vote counted one way or the other. That has drummed up a lot of interest."

John Hollenhorst Reporting Other Election Results

Municipal elections generally don't get a big turnout. Throw in snow and cold and it could have been a dismal day.

Election day started out on a somewhat discouraging note with snow on and off this morning. But at Highland High voters have still been coming at a pretty good pace. In fact one of the election judges told us she's barely had time to get a drink of water.

One of the veteran election observers in the county clerks office is now predicting a voter turnout of somewhere of 46 or 47 percent of the eligible voters. That's considered pretty good for municipal elections.

When the polls close at 8 pm KSL will be on the air with the early results and exit polling results from Dan Jones. Then at 10 pm, complete coverage and interviews with the candidates.

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