Mail-in ballots flow in, though some counties are faster at processing

Posted at 8:32 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 22:36:30-04

More than 60,000. Four percent. That's one in 22 or 23 active Utah voters who have already had their ballots processed by county clerks across the state.

The mail-in ballots have flooded into clerk's offices, and some are processing them at a rapid rate.

Davis County has already opened, confirmed, and entered the ballots of 10 percent of the total number of votes processed in the 2016 election.

Salt Lake County has processed 7 percent.

Utah's other big counties: Weber, 2 percent; Utah, 4 percent; Cache and Washington, 0 percent.

But the standout is San Juan County in southeastern Utah, where 34 percent of the 2016 vote total has already been processed. San Juan County gets a head start because of a court order protecting the voting rights of the Navajo population. They open the polls and send out ballots about two weeks before the rest of the state.