Voting in the early hours was scattered
September 15, 2009
Voting was scattered during the early hours of the Tuesday primary election in the contest for Park City’s mayor’s office, with poll workers saying a few dozen people had cast ballots through the middle of the morning.
Turnout on Tuesday was not expected to be high. The mayoral primary was the only item on the ballot. Four people were campaigning for City Hall’s highest office. The two top vote-getters advanced to Election Day in November.
According to poll workers, 48 people had cast ballots at the Marsac Building by 10:30 a.m. People who live in Old Town and Deer Valley voted at the Marsac Building. Meanwhile, poll workers at the Eccles Center, where people in the rest of Park City vote, said 111 people had cast ballots by 10:45 a.m.
There were 5,212 people registered to vote in the mayoral primary.
Cindy LoPiccolo, City Hall’s elections officer, had predicted beforehand that turnout could be less than 10 percent, a "light election," according to her.
"The more candidates on the ballot, the larger the election," LoPiccolo said.
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The most recent City Hall primary, held during the Park City Council campaign in 2007, attracted 16 percent of the registered voters. There was not a primary in 2005, when the mayor’s office was last on the ballot. Mayor Dana Williams ran unopposed that year as he won re-election.