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Utah primary ballot numbers lower from 2020 turnout

Utah primary turnout lower from 2020 numbers
Utah primary turnout lower from 2020 numbers
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With six days until Primary Election Day, voter turnout is low in Utah’s most populist county.

Salt Lake County turnout sits at 25%, at this same time in 2020 turnout was at 34%.

Salt Lake County residents make up one-third of the state’s population and are a good indicator of turnout statewide.

County Clerk Sherrie Swensen said voters often wait to turn in ballots, but “it looks like they might have been more enthused about the 2020 contests.

In 2020, Utahns had a jam packed Republican Gubernatorial primary with an open seat and four qualified challengers.

This year all four of Utah’s Congressional seats have primary challengers and a hotly contested senate seat.

Active registered voters started receiving their ballots June 7.

June 21 was the last day to request a mail in ballot, and not everyone will receive a primary ballot for example in Salt Lake County:

Mail in ballots can be returned in three ways:

  • Drop it in the mail, postmarked no later than June 27 the day before the election.
  • Drop it in a ballot box until 8 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Find a drop box near you statewide.
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Drop it off on Election Day at a vote center between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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