Mayoral candidates in South Salt Lake and West Valley City have decided to seek recounts in primary election races whose final tallies, released Tuesday, came in incredibly close.
Former South Salt Lake Councilman Shane Siwik finished third in the Aug. 13 primary, just two votes behind political newcomer Derk Pehrson. In a Facebook post Wednesday, Siwik said he will proceed with a recount to be fair to the election process and his supporters.
"I am expecting the results to stay the same, however," Siwik said in his post. "And if they do, I am asking all of you to rally around Derk Pehrson."