Midterm elections of 2018 are in the books and political passion thrived in the Beehive State.
Voters flooded the polls statewide Tuesday, but before that, more than 50 percent of registered voters mailed in ballots.
Several counties faced record turnout and political experts say ballot initiatives played a big role in that.
Voters weighed in and passed the hotly debated Prop 2. The initiative allows patients, on a recommendation from a doctor, to get a medicinal marijuana card and purchase cannabis from state-sanctioned, specialty pharmacies.
Other key decisions made?
Medicaid coverage will expand to low-income Utahns after votes were tallied on Prop 3.
In three of Utah’s House District races GOP candidates cruised to victory. Voters elected incumbent GOP Representatives John Curtis, Chris Stewart and Rob Bishop.
The race between Mia Love and Ben McAdams for House District 4 was a little closer.
And finally, Mitt Romney is now headed to the United States Senate claiming Orrin Hatch’s seat.
Utah voters rallied behind the former GOP presidential nominee for his return to public office.