SALT LAKE CITY — Utah voters showed up in record numbers for the 2020 election.

Just over 90% of active voters in the state cast ballots — eclipsing the previous record of 89.6% set in 1964, according to the lieutenant governor’s office. (The state’s statistics only go back to 1960.)

“We are about to certify the final election results for the state and WOW! Utah, you showed up this year,” Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox tweeted.

The State Board of Canvassers, comprised of Attorney General Sean Reyes, State Auditor John Dougall and State Treasurer David Damschen, certified Utah’s election results Monday.

In all, 1.5 million Utahns voted this year, which Cox described as “bonkers.” That’s more votes than the state had registered voters in 2018, he said.

Cox, a Republican, said that when he became lieutenant governor in 2013, Utah was in the bottom five nationally for voter turnout.

“Our #1 goal was to significantly change that. I can’t take any credit, but I’m so proud of my staff, clerks, legislators and VOTERS, who steadily turned that ranking around. Congratulations!” he tweeted.

Among those who voted, 94% used a mail-in ballot, which was 4% higher than two years ago and 27% higher than in 2016. Only 0.8% of ballots were rejected, which is almost identical to past elections, according to the elections office. The rejections were mostly late ballots or those where the signatures did not match.

The turnout in the state’s two largest counties, Salt Lake and Utah, was 90.1% and 89.2%, respectively.

Wayne County had the highest turnout at 93.1%, while Juab County was the lowest at 84.7%.

In the hotly contested 4th Congressional District, Republican Burgess Owens ended up with 3,765 more votes than incumbent Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams.

While President Donald Trump easily won the state, with former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden a distant second, rapper Kanye West finished fourth among the nine candidates on the ballot.

Dougall received a Utah record-high 1,000,846 votes in his race for reelection against candidates from the United Utah and Constitution parties. Cox himself won a record 63.9% of the vote for a first-time gubernatorial candidate in his race against Democrat Chris Peterson, according to the state.