SALT LAKE CITY — It's official: Utahns have voted in record numbers in 2020, even with hours remaining until the polls close on Election Day.
At 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, the Utah Elections Department announced that a record 1,152,383 ballots had been processed for this year's elections. In 2016, a total of 1,124,206 ballots were processed for the entire election.
And that number doesn't reflect the total number of people who have submitted their ballots — the site says the ballots received by county clerks' offices but not yet processed are not included in the tally.
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.