State election officials say the early voter turnout figures are well ahead of the last time Utah had a presidential primary.

The Lt. Governor's office says so far the state is on pace for a turnout between 25 and 30 percent. That's about the same as the turnout in the state general election in November.

The last time Utah held a presidential primary was 2000 and turnout was only around 10 percent. A spokesman for Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert says we're already past that total.

The polls have been open since 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m.