ELECTION 2018

Unidentified Hero Buys Pizza For Voters In Line At UofU

Nov 6, 2018, 1:57 PM | Updated: 4:47 pm
(Image courtesy University of Utah)...
(Image courtesy University of Utah)
(Image courtesy University of Utah)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah voters headed to the polls as early for the November midterm election. Many were there dropping off ballots, but at the University of Utah there was a large voter turnout from students all wanting to vote in person.

Polling locations opened up across the state at 7 a.m. Tuesday. State officials said record numbers of people have voted early, but there were still many who wanted that Election Day experience,

“Voting in person is more fun than just mailing it in,” said William Lewis, a senior at the university.

Wait times at the University of Utah were 30 minutes around noon Tuesday, and a line was out the door. The Marriott Library was even offering designated free voter parking outside the library by the bookstore.

The University tweeted that one Good Samaritan ordered an extra large pizza for people waiting in line outside the library. Their suggestion?

“You should run for office,” stated the tweet. “And, can you order a few more (pizzas)?”

Utah had a larger mail in voter turnout and the Tuesday election is the final day for voters to cast their ballot.

For voters who didn’t receive a mail in ballot, or if you forgot to mail your ballot with a postmarked date of November 5, it’s not too late. Voters can still cast their ballot at any drop box located on the streets throughout the county or at any polling location until 8 p.m.

“Mail-in balloting has been very successful this time around, but we are expecting a lot of people to come and vote in person,” said Mark Edwards with the Salt Lake County Elections Division.

If you missed the deadline to register, voters can still register in person at the polls. Upon arrival, voters should have identification, like a valid Utah driver’s license, and proof of residency, such as a recent utility bill. To check your registration status go to Vote.Utah.gov or contact your county clerk.

Those who have dropped by just to drop off a ballot do not have to wait in line. Just look for the red voting bags at the registration booth.

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Unidentified Hero Buys Pizza For Voters In Line At UofU