More than 136,000 Utahns have turned in their ballots so far

Ballot processing
Posted at 10:42 AM, Oct 20, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — More than 136,000 people have turned in their ballots already, according to new numbers released by the Utah State Elections Office.

As of Tuesday morning, the state said county clerks have processed 136,909 ballots. The number doubled from Monday.

This year's elections look to be a record-breaker when it comes to turnout. The state has already reported 200,000 more voters over 2018 and approximately 1.6 million ballots have been sent out to registered voters.

The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 23 at 5pm (Utah does allow same-day voter registration). Because of COVID-19, county clerks are pleading with people to mail-in their ballots or use drop boxes set up across the state.