Last-minute campaigning: How much does it matter?
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Tuesday is Election Day and candidates are making all the last-minute stops while campaigning they can. Whether it be at the national, state or local level, voters will see plenty of campaign ads, and maybe even the candidates themselves, throughout the next 24-hours.
Already in Utah, nearly 1-million early ballots have been processed. The number in Salt Lake County alone is above 388,000, which is around 65% of all active voters. In Wayne County, more than 1,250 early ballots have been processed, which is nearly three-quarters of all active voters in the county.
Pandemic voters up-for-grabs?
“COVID-19 is a hallmark of every single campaign that we are hearing from in the state of Utah,” he explains. “I think when people are looking at the national races, certainly for members of Congress, but also for the President of the United States, people want a plan.”
Utah has just over 1.6 million active, registered voters and in 2016, about 82% of Utah voters cast a ballot. Registered voters can still drop-off their ballots before Election Day is over or vote in-person Tuesday with a valid ID.
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