Utah local elections: Plan to change Utah County form of government spiraling to defeat

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PROVO — Utah County voters appear to have shot down the county’s chance this year to change its form of government, according to unofficial election results.

Proposition 9, the question of whether Utah County should change its form of government from its current three-member commission to a part-time, five-member council and full-time mayor continued to languish after more results were posted Wednesday evening, with nearly 60% of voters against it and just over 40% in favor.

Election results will not be official until the final canvass in two weeks. At about 66% turnout, more Utah County votes could be tallied, but Proposition 9 supporters face an uphill climb to close the gap.

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