Salt Lake County attorneys concluded Monday that:
The attempted certification of Ellis Ivory as the Republican candidate was not legally done (but the party is expected to properly certify him in time for the Nov. 2 election to get his name on the ballot).
Mayor Nancy Workman's doctor's note, which accompanied her official withdrawal from the race, was legally sufficient to allow the party to replace her on the ballot.
If Ivory is certified as the GOP candidate, write-in votes placed for him to date would be counted. However, write-in votes placed for him on a ballot on which his name appears as the GOP candidate would be rejected.
Votes for Workman — absentee or regular — will be rejected and will not be transferred to Ivory.