The East Side Voter Forum has polled delegates on their picks in contested races over the past 6 elections. During that time, members say they’ve accurately predicted which candidates either win or get out of convention to a primary.
Last Saturday the group polled about 250 delegates on the Republican race for Salt Lake County Mayor. That preferential ballot predicts Mark Crockett and Richard Snelgrove should emerge from the Salt Lake County Republican convention to face off in a primary election.
East Side Voter Forum member Clark Larsen says, while their votes have been highly predictive in the past, you can’t rule out Mike Winder.
“Winder ran a very close third-place in our preferential ballot,” says Larsen. “Snelgrove did edge him out slightly, but not by much.”
About 250 delegates showed up for the Salt Lake County Mayor’s debate. They were asked to rate the candidates by preference from first through sixth. In each round, the candidate with the lowest number of votes was eliminated, and their votes re-allocated.
The group will host a debate and preferential vote for Republican candidates for U.S. Senate this coming Saturday at the Holladay City Hall from 6-8 pm.