887,477 absentee ballots were cast in Utah’s 2020 election cycle. Overall 1,488,289 ballots were cast in the 2020 election, putting overall state turnout at about 90.09%. The state swung heavily for incumbent Donald Trump, who won its 6 electoral votes with 58.15% of the popular vote. Utah has consistently voted for Republican presidential candidates since 1968.
Utah has a bicameral legislature with 29 senators and 75 representatives. The legislative sessions are held annually for 45 calendar days starting the third Monday of January, and Republicans have held the majority in both chambers for over 30 years. Utah’s governor, Spencer Cox (R), is eligible for re-election in 2022.