ELECTIONS

More than half of Utah’s active voters’; ballots have been processed

Oct 19, 2020, 12:22 PM | Updated: Oct 30, 2020, 10:48 am
Data visualization Colby Walker | KSL NewsRadio...
Data visualization Colby Walker | KSL NewsRadio

SALT LAKE CITY — Ballots began to show up in mailboxes across Utah earlier this month, and currently, over 800,000 ballots have been processed.

Utah’s county clerks have processed 851,016 votes from each of Utah’s 29 counties as of Friday morning.

Currently at the top of that list is Salt Lake County with 325,660 ballots processed. They are followed by Utah County with 142,885 ballots processed and Davis County at 109,165.

State Director of Elections Justin Lee says, “Our county clerks are telling us they have more ballots on hand then they generally see at this time. So everything looks good for turnout and people turning out their ballots.”

Lee says processed ballots are just ballots that have been checked in.

“Ballots processed are those ballots that county clerks have received and then have worked through the system, they’ve checked them into the system, given them vote history, and we know they’re good to go and their ballots will be counted,” says State Director of Elections Justin Lee.

That doesn’t mean that’s how many ballots have been received. Lee says clerks have received “a lot” more than have been processed.

“I was up in Davis County last Friday and I saw them bring in thousands and thousands of ballots so they’re working through those and that obviously takes some time.” Lee says.

Per state law, ballots can be processed before Election Day, but votes aren’t tabulated until then.

COUNTY BALLOTS PROCESSED
Salt Lake County 325,660
Utah County 142,885
Davis County 109,165
Weber County 56,635
Washington County 52,234
Cache County 31,836
Summit County 16,833
Tooele County 15,529
Iron County 13,396
Box Elder County 13,119
Wasatch County 10,421
Uintah County 9,573
Sanpete County 6,933
Sevier County 5,874
Carbon County 5,345
Duchesne County 5,164
San Juan County 4,421
Morgan County 3,880
Millard County 3,626
Juab County 3,359
Grand County 3,094
Emery County 2,900
Kane County 2,835
Garfield County 1,946
Beaver County 1,652
Wayne County 1,146
Rich County 681
Piute County 500
Daggett County 374

Many counties offered early in-person voting in addition to mail-in balloting in Utah. You can learn more with the 2020 Election Guide hereData Updated Oct. 30, 2020 at 8:00 am

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