SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Did your vote count in the midterm election? That’s the question Utahns are asking after running into issues while trying to track their ballots on Vote.Utah.Gov.
Even ABC4’s Brittany Johnson ran into a problem.
When she entered her information onto the website, instead of getting a message saying her vote has been counted, she received a message stating her address “could not be found.”
Jorge Rodriguez of Salt Lake City had the same problem.
“As you can see, it says, sorry, we cannot find an address with the information you provided,” said Rodriguez. “It is the right address because that’s where I got my ballot and my voter ID card.”
“I don’t know if my vote is being counted. I don’t know if it isn’t. I don’t understand what it is. It could be a glitch,” he added.
The problem is happening across the state, but since Johnson voted in Salt Lake County, she went to the clerk to receive some insight.
“When I pull your record up in our database, your ballot has absolutely been returned and counted,” said Sherri Swensen, Salt Lake County Clerk.
Although this is a glitch with the state’s website, Swensen says she’s happy to help voters make sure their ballots were counted.
“Sometimes, on the address, if they put like road or avenue or an abbreviation on the end, it causes some problems. I’ve talked to a lot of people and have been able to pull them up. Yours is the exception. I couldn’t get yours to come up,” Swensen told Johnson.
Another issue is signatures.
Swensen says some voters didn’t sign the affidavit with their ballot. Those voters have been sent a letter addressing the issue and have until Monday, November 19th at 5:00 p.m. to fix it.
If you have any issues seeing if your vote has been counted, reach out to your county clerk for help.