- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah voters approved a measure Tuesday clarifying in the state Constitution that elections for the lieutenant governor’s office must coincide with elections for the governor’s office.

Passing on a 56 to 44 percent vote, Amendment B eliminates the possibility that only one office could be on the ballot in a special election.

Voters defeated two other proposals Tuesday.

About 59 percent of voters opposed Amendment A, which would have allowed the governor to appoint more than two members of the same political party to the four-member Utah Tax Commission.

Amendment C would have allowed Utah’s lieutenant governor, auditor, and treasurer to hire their own attorneys as the governor can.



About 66 percent of voters opposed the measure, leaving those elected officials to continue relying on the state attorney general’s office for legal advice.

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