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Polls Open Across Utah For Midterm Election


Voting is underway across Utah as polling sites open for Tuesday's midterm election.

Voters will decide a hotly contested congressional race, a high-profile medical marijuana proposal and a replacement for Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is the heavy favorite to win the race for Hatch's seat against Democrat Jenny Wilson, but other races are too close to call.

Perhaps the tightest congressional race is between U.S. Rep. Mia Love and the Democrat challenging her for the seat, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams.

Meanwhile, voters also will decide the fate of ballot proposals that include a medical-marijuana plan that's drawn criticism from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Voters also will decide whether to expand the state's Medicaid program after years of resistance by state lawmakers.