Ballots already processed for more than half of Utah's active voters

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Posted at 9:02 AM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 13:39:16-04

SALT LAKE CITY — As of Friday morning, county clerk's offices around the State of Utah have already "processed" more than half of the ballots issued to active registered voters.

In Utah, a ballot is considered "processed" when a county clerk's office worker has opened the envelope, verified the signature, confirmed the eligibility of the ballot and deposited it in preparation for counting.

Utah has 1,856,960 registered voters, and 1,682,147 of those are considered "active." On Friday morning, the state reported 851,016 ballots—50.59 percent of ballots sent to active registered voters—have been processed.

The "inactive" group of Utah's registered voters—174,812 people—have not voted in two General Elections and failed to respond to notices sent by county clerks.

"There are still plenty of opportunities for everyone to vote, and we still want everyone to do that. You know, go put it in the mail so long as it's postmarked no later than Monday, November 2nd, or put them in those ballot drop boxes any time of the day until election night," said Justin Lee, Director of Utah State Elections.

Ballots processed as of Friday morning (Note: Ballots received by the county clerks but not yet processed are not included in the tallies below.)

  • Beaver County 1,652
  • Box Elder County 13,119
  • Cache County 31,836
  • Carbon County 5,345
  • Daggett County 374
  • Davis County 109,165
  • Duchesne County 5,164
  • Emery County 2,900
  • Garfield County 1,946
  • Grand County 3,094
  • Iron County 13,396
  • Juab County 3,359
  • Kane County 2,835
  • Millard County 3,626
  • Morgan County 3,880
  • Piute County 500
  • Rich County 681
  • Salt Lake County 325,660
  • San Juan County 4,421
  • Sanpete County 6,933
  • Sevier County 5,874
  • Summit County 16,833
  • Tooele County 15,529
  • Uintah County 9,573
  • Utah County 142,885
  • Wasatch County 10,421
  • Washington County 52,234
  • Wayne County 1,146
  • Weber County 56,635
  • Total 851,016