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Voters turn out for General Election

Posted: Friday, Nov 9th, 2012

This scene at the Lyman Town Hall Tuesday played out across at polling places throughout the United States. The General E;ection had a bigger response nationwide due to the closeness of the race for President. PIONEER PHOTO/Timilee Wilber


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EVANSTON – More voters turned out Tuesday to cast ballots in Uinta County than turned out for the Primary Election.

A larger turnout had been expected due to the vote for President. A total of 8, 567 votes were cast in the General Election Tuesday. Previously the county had 8,215 registered voters so a number of electors registered during the General Election. Only 4,139 votes were cast in Uinta County in the Primary.

This trend reflected a statewide trend as Secretary of State Max Maxfield said the number of registered voters on the eve of the state’s General Election wass 238,933, which is an increase of 20,877 over those registered for the Primary Election. Secretary of State Max Maxfield released preliminary figures Wednesday indicating that more than 240,000 Wyoming residents—57 percent of those eligible to vote--cast a ballot Tuesday.

Results are unofficial until certified by the State Canvassing Board which meets on Nov. 14.”

As expected, Mitt Romney’s ticket received the majority of votes for president from Uinta County. He received 77.10 percent or 6, 605 votes. President Barack Obama’s ticket received 18.99 percent or 1,627 votes. Votes like this throughout Wyoming threw Wyoming’s electoral votes on the Romney slate. But, as everyone knows by now, even though the popular vote was close and various states couldn’t be called until later Tuesday night, Obama was successful in seeking a second term as president.

Allen Jaggi, incumbent for House District 19 ran unopposed in the General Election by defeating his opponents in the Primary and no Democrats has registered for the seat. Jaggi received 3,566 votes or 88.51 percent. There were 131 write in votes.

The other two representatives with ties to Uinta County also ran unopposed. Kathleen Davison will continue to represent House District 18, and Garry C. Piiparien will continue to represent House District 49.

On the county level, Craig Welling ran unopposed. He received 76.61 percent or 6,563 of the votes cast. There were also 497 write in votes.

In Lyman, all of the candidates for the council were placed on the slate following the Primary after they received enough write in votes to be placed on the ballot. Two four-year terms were up for election. The results were Kyle R. Eyre, 513; Bronson Berg, 462; Richard L. Kidd, 323; and Ralph Bradshaw, 309. There were also six write in votes.

In Mountain View Mayor Scott Dellinger ran unopposed. He received 468 votes or 80.55 percent of the votes cast. There were 34 write in votes.

For the Mountain View council, two four-year terms were up for election. The results were Scott Sidwell, 331; Gina Tims, 266; Bryan Ayres, 215; and Lacee Bernard, 155.

For School District #4, there were three four-year terms and one unexpired two-year term. The incumbents Deb Hovde, Tony Layson Jr., Mark D. Walker and Kelly Q. Carpenter ran unopposed. Carpenter will serve the two-year term. There were also 67 write in votes.

For School District #6, 11 residents had thrown their hats in the ring. Three two-year terms were up for grabs. The results for these terms were Chad E. Martin, 736; Todd Rollins, 623; Bart Lyman, 561; Mike Ellison, 443; Dan Jay Covolo, 431; Eric Quinney, 393; and Kenneth Allen, 310.

The results for the two two-year terms for the school district were James D. Eyre, 668; Sherri Bluemel, 630; Nathan Tait Heaton, 624; and Dana Vercimak, 498. There were also 11 write in votes.

For the complete article see the 11-09-2012 issue.

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