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Weber County Elections Office implements tight security for 2020 election

Posted at 5:31 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 19:32:01-04

OGDEN, Utah — The Weber County Elections Office is moving through ballots as quickly as possible, with over 50,000 ballots already processed.

“I suspect we will be up over 100-thousand in Weber County which represents over 80% turn out” Ricky Hatch The Weber County Clerk said.

Security is tight for this office because so much is at stake in the 2020 election.

From the ballot box, or mail box to after the ballot is counted, there are multiple redundancies and the ballot is carefully guarded all the way.

“Election officials in general are kinda control freaks” Hatch said jokingly, “We have back up plans for back up plans.”

But that protection and hard work to get everything done isn’t possible without an army of volunteers.

“Poll workers are really a special breed…we love them,” says Hatch, “they do this not for the money, they do it out of passion.”

One of the many working Thursday was Madilyn Topik who is a political science student at Weber State University.

“I just thought of this as a good opportunity to get involved” she says “We all hear there is a lot at stake this election and its cool to be involved and know I am doing my part as a citizen.”

Watch more of the above video to see what the elections office is asking those to do ahead of election day to make sure their vote counts.