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Cache County Clerk Says Slow Count, Missing Ballots Are 'Growing Pains'

Between 1,200 and 2,000 ballots weren’t sent out to Cache County voters due to a printer malfunction, but when officials were made aware, they thought they’d corrected it.

Some voters, however, have questioned whether the missing ballots are a sign that something nefarious happened during the election. But according to County Clerk Jess Bradfield, it's just a result of overwhelming turnout and a system that hasn't grown with Cache County.


Boxes of ballots were delivered from Salt Lake City overnight and envelopes were hand-addressed by the staff at the County Clerk’s Office, but many said they still never received a ballot in time, like Casey Spackman, of Trenton. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.