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Super Tuesday in Utah: Here's what you need to know

Posted at 6:41 AM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 19:13:06-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Utahns have already cast hundreds of thousands of votes via mail-in balloting, and more will visit polling locations Tuesday to vote in the 2020 presidential primary.

Utah is one of 14 states participating in primary elections or caucuses on "Super Tuesday." The results of Super Tuesday voting are a strong indication of who will eventually win their party's nomination.

Recent polling by The Salt Lake Tribune shows U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) is the front-runner for Utah Democrats.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 442,000 Utahns' ballots were already received by county clerks around the state.

“It will take some time to get those ballots counted, so don't be surprised if we don't know who won in Utah for a few days,” said Justin Lee, Director of Elections in the Lt. Governor’s Office, in an interview with FOX 13.

On Monday, Sanders drew a crowd of thousands for a rally at the Utah State Fairpark.

Then-presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) also visited Utah Monday for a campaign event in Salt Lake City. She then ended her campaign and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 race.

Those who voted early for a candidate who later dropped out of the race do not have the option of choosing someone else.

“Those votes will still be counted, and their ballot will be processed. If [the candidates who dropped out] qualify with 15-percent [of the vote] within congressional districts, they can still be awarded delegates," said Matthew Patterson, the Utah Democratic Party Executive Director

FOX 13 will bring you the election results on TV and online at: https://www.fox13now.com/election-results

For more information on how to cast your vote, visit: https://vote.utah.gov/