Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

November 14, 2017
Final votes produce no changes to election

With the final vote count prepared and ready for approval, there were no changes to the winners and losers from the Nov. 7 election night tally, according to Tooele County Clerk Marilyn Gillette.

Two vote counts remained close after the unofficial vote count was completed on election night. Those elections were the Grantsville mayor and the Tooele County School District’s  local voted property tax levy increase.

At the close of the Nov. 7 municipal election night vote count, incumbent Mayor Brent Marshall held a 37 vote lead over challenger, Mike Colson. The unofficial count was 952-915.

After counting provisional ballots and mail in ballots that were postmarked by the day before the election, but that arrived at the county clerk’s office after the election, Marshall’s lead widened by five votes. The final count in the Grantsville mayoral election was Marshall with 1,018 and Colson with 976.

Marshall won with 51.05 percent of the vote. In 2013 Marshall swept the election, carrying 83.54 percent of the vote.

The other election that was close was Proposition #1, the Tooele County School District’s request to raise the voted local property tax levy for schools.

The unofficial returns on election night showed the school levy passing with a 127 vote lead. That lead grew to 728 votes after 1,367 provisional and mail-in ballots were counted after election night.

The final tally on the school levy was 4,661 for and 4,380 against. With 51.55 percent of the votes cast, the levy increase for schools stayed in the winner’s column.

Tim Gillie

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Tim covers education, Tooele City government, business, real estate, politics and the state Legislature. He became a journalist after a long career as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America. Tim is a native of Washington state and a graduate of Central Washington University.

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