POLITICS + GOVERNMENT

Utah sees gradual uptick in voter turnout

Nov 4, 2022, 6:30 AM | Updated: Nov 7, 2022, 11:55 am

A man votes in the in-office early voting room in the south building of the Salt Lake County Govern...

A man votes in the in-office early voting room in the south building of the Salt Lake County Government Center in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

(Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s the last weekend before the election and voter turnout is slowly ticking up.

As of Thursday afternoon, the state sits at around 21% of active registered voters who’ve turned in ballots. That equates to more than 37,000 ballots.

On Tuesday, only 12% of ballots were turned in, so Utah has doubled turnout in less than a week.

Wayne, Garfield, Piute, and Kane Counties hold some of the highest turnouts as of Thursday. Six counties including Salt Lake are under 20% turnout.

Clerks typically expect about half of the ballots to come in between this weekend and Election Day Tuesday. 

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Utah sees gradual uptick in voter turnout