SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah. — A positive Covid-19 exposure placed the Summit County Clerk’s Office under quarantine just before the 2020 General Election Day of Nov. 3. The quarantine will last from Monday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 6 pending negative test results from all potentially exposed staff members.
A post by Summit County on their Facebook page shared details about ballot counting to ease residents’ concerns amid the upcoming election:
“Approximately 18,000 ballots were received by the Clerk’s Office through end of day Friday, Oct. 30 and will be posted Election Night. All ballots that are returned through the mail or to an area drop box will continue to be collected by Election volunteers. The Clerk’s Office will process these additional ballots as soon as staff members are cleared by health officials to safely end quarantine.”
It is common practice to count ballots after Election Day. Summit County Clerk, Kent Jones, said in a post by the County that “The Summit County Clerk’s Office counts ballots after Election Night each Election Year. Every ballot cast will be accounted for and included in the election totals.”
On Nov. 17, Summit County residents can expect results from a final ballot count.