Utah bill striking two-week wait on vote counts already on governor’s desk

Utahns will likely no longer have to wait two weeks to find out election results in tight races.

HB21, a bill requiring clerks to update vote counts between Election Day and the official canvass, has already sailed through both the House and the Senate with overwhelming approval.

It now awaits Gov. Gary Herbert's signature. The proposed law change comes after voters waited anxiously to know the winner of two high-profile, neck-and-neck races last year: the Salt Lake City mayor's race and Proposition 1 in Salt Lake County. Continue…