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Voter Turnout High? Or Low?

How was voter turnout in Utah this election year?  Utah's director of elections says it may top out at 80%.  In Summit County it was 85%, while Wasatch County saw 75% turnout.   But how elections officials base those percentages tells a different story.  Compared to the rest of the nation, Utah is the third-lowest state in terms of voter turnout with only 49% of the eligible voting population casting a ballot.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more.

Click here for the U.S. Election Project website.

Click here for Summit County election returns.

Click here for Wasatch County election returns.

Renai Bodley Miller became General Manager of KPCW in June, 2017. Previously, she was a reporter at KPCW. Renai is a 25 year veteran of the television news business. She was a news producer in Roanoke, VA, Richmond, VA, Miami, FL, and Washington, DC before moving to Utah in 1996 to be the Executive Producer at KSTU Fox 13. In 1999, she was promoted to Vice President/News Director. Under Renai’s tenure, Fox 13 expanded its news coverage from 2.5 hours to 10 hours of news a day. She retired in July, 2015, to enjoy her new home in Park City; but she couldn’t stay out of a newsroom for long. Less than a month later she signed on with KPCW as a reporter, and less than two years later she was promoted to General Manager when Larry Warren retired.