Over 1.2 million Utah ballots processed, accounting for over 70% of active voters

Nov 2, 2020, 10:39 AM | Updated: Nov 4, 2020, 10:52 am
Data Visualization Colby Walker | KSL NewsRadio...
Data Visualization Colby Walker | KSL NewsRadio

SALT LAKE CITY — Nearly 70% of Utah’s active voters have had their ballots processed, on the morning of Election Day.

Across Utah’s 29 counties, more than 1 million mail-in ballots have been processed as of Election Night. 

In terms of sheer ballot numbers, Salt Lake County tops the list with 459,824 ballots processed, followed by Utah (207,649), Davis (148,280) and Washington (80,650) counties in that order.

But, in terms of the percentage of active voters who have exercised that right, some of Utah’s smaller southern counties are leading the pack.

As of Wednesday morning, 25 counties have seen 70% or more of their active voters turn in their ballots. Wayne County tops the list at 92%, and close behind it is Kane, Garfield, Piute and Rich counties tied at 86%.

Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen told KSL’s Dave and Dujanovic that there is still a mountain of ballots left to count on Wednesday morning.

“We have a huge number of paper ballots yet to count, and it could be slightly over 200,000 in Salt Lake County. We had a huge turn out of paper ballots, and so many of those were dropped yesterday and Monday.

“We’ll do another release at 4 p.m. and I don’t know how many that will include but [we’re] working as quickly as we can to get that done… We want to make sure everything accurate.”

You can see how each county in Utah stacks up against each other in our interactive map below. Hover over your county to see the breakdown.


Wayne County 1,585 1,717 92%
Kane County 3,967 4,591 86%
Garfield County 2,701 3,141 86%
Piute County 847 986 86%
Rich County 1,250 1,460 86%
Uintah County 14,340 16,803 85%
Morgan County 6,060 7,181 84%
Emery County 4,700 5,605 84%
Sevier County 9,404 11,236 84%
Grand County 4,858 5,871 83%
Daggett County 555 674 82%
Beaver County 2,809 3,457 81%
Box Elder County 24,247 29,949 81%
Washington County 80,650 99,688 81%
Duchesne County 7,990 9,917 81%
Wasatch County 16,092 20,180 80%
Carbon County 8,184 10,333 79%
Millard County 5,293 6,773 78%
Davis County 148,280 190,594 78%
Juab County 5,314 6,882 77%
Tooele County 28,079 36,380 77%
Salt Lake County 459,824 601,867 76%
Iron County 20,000 27,187 74%
Sanpete County 10,192 14,087 72%
Cache County 44,476 63,078 71%
San Juan County 5,194 7,785 67%
Summit County 18,787 28,759 65%
Utah County 207,649 326,528 64%
Weber County 71,354 124,131 57%

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 Nov. 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm (NOTE: The number of Active Voters fluctuates daily. These numbers were collected from each county clerk’s office by KSL NewsRadio over the course of the last week and may not represent the actual number today, but they will be close.) 

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Over 1.2 million Utah ballots processed, accounting for over 70% of active voters