This year Utah has been declared a battleground state! For the first time in decades, several presidential campaigns are spending money and sending high-profile surrogates to try and secure every vote they can in our state. Everyone will be anxious to see what happens in the Beehive State on Election Day!
However, we’ve also seen extremely close local races around the state in recent years. While we sometimes just focus on national and statewide races, these local races can have a bigger impact on your life than those for the president or governor.
Here’s a sampling of some of the closest electoral margins we were able to find over the past ten years:
So get out there and cast your ballot! And don’t forget to vote for offices down the list. The races are close and can be decided by only a few votes.
Check out vote.utah.gov or the website of your county clerk for information about your polling place, to see what is on the ballot, and for information about mail-in-ballots. If you haven’t yet registered to vote, you can still do so on election day at a polling station if you live in Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Kane, Cache, Millard, San Juan, or Sanpete counties.
Remember, if you have been mailed a ballot, it must be postmarked on November 7, the day BEFORE the election. Get yours mailed in TODAY! And for everyone else, Election Day is November 8!
Get informed and get voting – your ballot can make a difference!