UTAH ELECTION

Summit County Clerk’s Office Under Quarantine

Nov 2, 2020, 9:55 AM | Updated: 8:11 pm

COALVILLE, Utah – The Summit County Clerk’s office has been placed under quarantine until Friday, according to a statement from the clerk’s office.

The quarantine comes after a report of a positive COVID-19 exposure.

Officials said approximately 18,000 ballots had been received by the clerk’s office by the end of the day Friday, and those votes will be posted on Election Day. Any ballots that are returned through the mail or through a drop box will be collected by volunteers.

Staff members will count those additional ballots once health have cleared the clerk’s office and given the go-ahead to end quarantine.

The official finalized count will be available for the Nov. 17 Election Canvas.

“The Summit County Clerk’s Office counts ballots after Election Night each Election Year,” Clerk Kent Jones said. “Every ballot cast will be accounted for and included in the election totals.”

There will be a drive-thru voting location at the Summit County Fairgrounds on Election Day for those who need voting assistance. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 2 to be counted. Ballot drop boxes will be available at each location until 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

For more information, go to summitcounty.org or call 435-336-3204.

For more information about voting in Utah, go to vote.utah.gov.

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