Record Voter Turnout for General Election

It was a record voter turnout for the 2018 General Election. Uintah County Clerk-Auditor Mike Wilkins reports a 71.4 percent voter turnout which is at least 30 percent higher than the average for a non-presidential election year. Wilkins also reported that 200 ballots were received in the mail on Wednesday and, in addition to the 269 ballots that need signatures verified, there are also 275 provisional ballots. Uintah County election canvassing will take place November 19th. Duchesne County Clerk-Auditor Joann Evans reports that the average voter turnout in a non-presidential election in Duchesne County has been around 51 percent since about 2010 and this year is at about 69 percent, an 18 percent jump from the previous average. Duchesne County election canvassing will take place on November 13th.

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