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Notice: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it’s submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in Utah.
Utah is a vote-by-mail state, meaning it has a one step process. All registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail. If you need your ballot sent to an alternate address, the deadline to make a request is November 1st at 5 p.m.
After you complete your ballot, be sure to return it ASAP!
Need your ballot sent to a different address? Apply here ASAP - the deadline is October 28th but we know the post office will not accommodate on-time delivery if you wait that long. Once you receive your ballot, follow the steps listed above.
Remember to sign your return ballot.
After you complete your ballot, be sure to sign the declaration on the inside of the privacy tab.
Be sure that your signature matches your signature on file with the state! If you registered online or at the DMV, check the signature on your license. If the signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed and will not count.
If you return your ballot by mail, you must add a stamp when mailing in your ballot.
You can also drop off your ballot in person at your local elections office, or drop box.
Anyone who lives in your household may return your ballot.
If you would like to vote in person, return your unused absentee ballot, if you still have it, to your early or Election Day vote center and vote in person on Election Day. You will still be able to vote in person if you do not have your ballot, you may just be asked to vote a provisional ballot.
Utah does offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot.
Your state has a cure period, which means you can “cure” a challenge to the signature on your ballot if it was done incorrectly. Your local elections office is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. You may cure your ballot by 5 p.m. on the day before the official canvas of ballots (which takes place between 7-14 days after Election Day).
You may get a call from a number you do not recognize with a notification that you need to cure your ballot. Be sure to pick so you don’t miss your chance to make sure your vote is counted.
All voters in Utah are mailed a ballot to the address associated with their voter registration. If voting by mail no ID is required. Voters in Utah must show acceptable ID at the polls to vote. The following are forms of accepted ID:
ONE form of photo ID with voter name
OR TWO IDs that include voter’s name and proof they live in the precinct
Acceptable forms of photo ID include:
OR TWO of the following:
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Primary Type (D): Open
Primary Type (R): Open
Only registered voters affiliated with the Republican Party may vote in its caucus. All voters, regardless of affiliation, may vote in Democratic primary. See Utah Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details, including caucus locations.
Your state automatically registers people to vote at the address on their drivers license or other state issued ID card. If you have moved but have not updated your ID with your new address, changed your name or want to add a political party selection, you must update your voter registration. Click here to check to see if you are registered to vote, and update your registration if needed.
You can register to vote and cast your ballot on Election Day at your polling place or local elections office. Bring a valid ID and proof of residence with you.
Find early voting locations in your county here. You may also register to vote at early voting sites.
Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll be automatically registered to vote on your 18th birthday without taking any additional steps.
In Utah, you can preregister to vote if you are 16. Register to vote today!
Some states even let you vote in their primaries at 17 if you’ll be 18 by the general election so you can participate in the whole process!
You can vote in the Utah primaries if you are 17 by the next election.