Casting a vote: Utahns mail in, drop off ballots in COVID-19 era primary election

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Danielle Demarco drops off her primary ballot at Murray City Hall in Murray on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Danielle Demarco drops off her primary ballot at Murray City Hall in Murray on Tuesday. Utahns flocked to the polls — or more precisely in the COVID-19 era, vote drop-off sites — to pick their candidates for the statewide and federal offices, including a hotly contested governor’s race. In the battle for the GOP nomination for governor, polls showed Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and former Gov. Jon Huntsman locked in a close battle, trailed by former Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes and former Utah GOP Chairman Thomas Wright. Even though polls closed at 8 p.m., candidates had to wait until 10 p.m. for an initial release of results. And even then, many do not believe winners will be called as many mail-in ballots are being quarantined and others have yet to arrive because of election changes made in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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