Santaquin residents came out in force to vote today for three city council seats and two major propositions. Tuesday is election day all over the county, but due to a major sewer issue Santaquin City’s voters have already been anxiously waiting for their election for weeks, maybe months.
“We just want it to finally be over,” said Diane Payne last week. Her husband, Richard Payne, is one of six candidates running for a seat on the council, and after today they hope to put the campaign behind them no matter what the outcome.
“In the end, and no matter how this turns out,” said Richard Payne on his website the night prior to the election. “It is my sincere desire we can remember we’re all on the same team and we’ve got to put all this behind us once the people have spoken.”
At 5:00 p.m. 813 people had spoken, with hundreds more lined up to vote. City Recorder Susan Farnsworth said they expect 1300+ before voting closes at 8:00 p.m.
She said the polls have been busy ever since they opened at 6:00 this morning, and, judging by the number of people still waiting, they will stay busy until the last minute.
Voters should expect an hour wait to vote at this point. Results are expected to be posted at 10:00 p.m.
*inSantaquin News will post the results as soon as they are available