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0000017c-7f7e-d4f8-a77d-fffffe370000Utah Public Radio is dedicated to bring you in-depth political stories during this election year so you can cast an informed vote. Here is a compilation of our local news coverage for you to refer back to, to study and to share with others.

Interview with Jill Zollinger, Cache County Clerk

Long lines, or well one long line, is filling the Cache County where voters are coming to cast their votes in person. Of course, mail-in ballots were sent out weeks ago. Many of those have returned. Today people were dropping off their ballots in giant drop boxes outside the county clerk's office and in other locations throughout the county. I spoke with County Clerk Jill Zollinger earlier today, and asked her if the long lines were expected, given that this is the first year that Cache County has held the election primarily by mail.

“Did you expect, I mean the parking lot is packed outside, did you expect that today? Is that normal for the first time to have mail ins?” -Aimee

 

“Presidential elections are always busy, so yeah, we - we thought that there would be interest, and there is.” -Jill

 

“Do you have any idea how many people voted by mail already?” -Aimee

 

“We have already counted over 25,000 ballots. So, that’s over 50 percent.” -Jill

 

“So what are you telling people here today? Anything specific?” -Aimee

 

“Just to be patient. And, as long as they’re in line, and they have their I.D., it should be pretty easy. They’ll have to fill out a form, it does take some time. They’re probably in line for about 45 minutes right now.” -Jill

 

“And that’s pretty normal, you’re saying?” -Aimee

 

“Mm-hmm. Yep.” -Jill