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Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox urges Utahns to vote

FILE PHOTO -- Ravell Call, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Tuesday is election day across the country. Here in Utah, state leaders are urging people to cast their ballots.

To those who think their vote doesn’t count:

“I would say as nice, and as kindly as possible, you’re wrong,” says Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox. “Your vote really does matter.”

Voter turnout in Utah is traditionally low, according to Cox. He says the Beehive State ranked No. 39 out of 50 for turnout in the 2016 election.

“And that means your vote actually matters even more, carries even more weight,” Cox says.

The lieutenant governor hopes this midterm election will inspire people to get more involved by doing their duty and casting their ballot.

“If that doesn’t help, there are other ways to get involved. Find candidates you can support, and maybe even run for office yourself,” says Cox.

Vote center hours and locations can be found here.