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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.

What's The One Thing Voters Can Agree On?

Aimee Cobabe


Voters are lined up to vote in person at the Cache County Clerk’s Office in Logan and others are dropping off their mail-in ballots in a drop-box.

The voters I’ve talked with are saying they’re happy to vote, but they’re not happy about everything in this election.

“Because it’s simply like both candidates are so unappetizing,” Jason Anderson said.

“It always seems like something’s going on that a lot of people are unhappy with,” Layna Essman said.

“Meanness, just total meanness. That’s all. It’s too much of it. We’re better than that,” Bob Rose said.

“I think that a lot of people are voting today to keep somebody out, rather than put somebody in,” Jim McCaughey said.

“I don’t think there was a good choice between the two major parties. I think the public was faced with the decision of the lesser of two evils,” Gilbert Rowley said.

I also spoke with an exit poll volunteer with the Utah College Exit Poll. Alexander Johnson told me he’s seen some of the frustration people are feeling. And he thinks that’s why a lot of voters in Utah are avoiding giving their vote to one of the main party candidates.

“Most people are pretty upset with how this election is happening so more third party candidates are getting recognition," Anderson said. "We have Gary Johnson who was pretty big with Utah and so with Evan McMullin - he’s actually from Utah. And so a lot of people are trying to voice their opinions about the election by voting for someone other than the two main parties.”