ELECTIONS

Early Voting: Track which states have surpassed 2016 voting numbers

Oct 29, 2020, 5:06 PM

The U.S. has already surpassed early voting numbers from 2016, with at least 79.1 million submitting their ballots nationwide. As a result, the country has hit roughly 57% of the total vote count from the 2016 general election. 

Utah is on track to report record-breaking numbers this election as well, with 752,243 ballots processed as of Thursday. That’s about 66% of the total vote in 2016. 

In fact, the Beehive State has far surpassed early voting numbers from the last presidential election — sitting at 219% of the advanced voting level in 2016. 

Hover over different states to see where they stand compared to early voting in 2016. 

 

The numbers come after massive increases in mail-in voting across the country in response to the coronavirus pandemic. With the increase of mail-in ballots, it’s unclear how soon election results will be released. 

The expectation of results on Election Night is fairly new — but with the majority of votes coming in through the mail, it may take days before a race can be called. 

In Utah, mail-in ballots will be counted if postmarked before Nov. 2 — which may result in an even longer wait time for results. 

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Early Voting: Track which states have surpassed 2016 voting numbers