Voting in Utah

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Election Dates

General Election Date
Voter Registration Deadline (online, by mail - received)
Voter Registration Deadline (in-person)

Vote By Mail Deadlines

Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
Deadline to Return Ballot (Postmarked By)

Early Voting Dates

Early Voting Begins
Early Voting Ends

Polling place hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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How to Vote in Utah

Learn about all the options to vote in Utah to make a plan to vote that works for you!

Utah is a vote by mail state. This means that all registered voters will receive a mail-in ballot to the address on their voter registration. If you have moved you must update your registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Utah Board of Elections Phone Number: (801) 538-1041

Utah Board of Elections Website

Having trouble at the polls?

Call or text: 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Register to Vote in Utah

Whether you are registering to vote for the first time, or need to update your address, name or party affiliation - we've got you covered!

Am I Registered?

Not sure if you are eligible to vote due to a felony conviction?
Click here to learn more.

Vote By Mail

Request and track

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.

Vote By Mail Deadlines

Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
Deadline to Return Ballot (Postmarked By)

How Vote By Mail Works 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 August 8th at 5 p.m.

After you complete your ballot, be sure to return it ASAP!

  • Return in person by August 15th at 8 p.m. You can return to a secure ballot drop box or your county clerks office.
  • Or stamp and mail your ballot - ballots must be postmarked by August 14th to be counted. To make your postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time on August 14th. We recommend returning ASAP.

Need your ballot sent to a different address? Apply here ASAP - the deadline is August 8th 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.

Where to Sign Your Ballot

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.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

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.

Can Someone Else Return Your Ballot For You?

Anyone who lives in your household may return your ballot.

Track Your Ballot

Track your ballot by clicking here.

Haven't used 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. 

Opportunities to Fix Challenges to Your 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.

Voter ID

Do Voters Need ID?

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

  • Utah driver’s license
  • ID card issued by Utah or an entity of US
  • Utah concealed weapon permit
  • US Passport
  • Tribal ID (does not need to include photo)

OR TWO IDs that include voter’s name and proof they live in the precinct

  • Current Utility bill
  • Bank or other financial account statement
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • A check issued by Utah or US government
  • Paycheck from employer
  • Current hunting or fishing license
  • Current US military ID card
  • Certified naturalization document
  • Certified court records from adoption or name-change
  • Medicaid, Medicare, or EBT card
  • Current ID from Utah local government or employer
  • Current student ID from an Utah located post-secondary school
  • Current Utah vehicle registration


Acceptable forms of photo ID include:

  • A valid Utah driver’s license
  • A valid US passport
  • Any other photo ID issued by the state of Utah or by the U.S. government, and a tribal identification card regardless of whether it contains a photo.
  • A valid Utah permit to carry a concealed weapon

OR TWO of the following:

  • A current utility bill or copy thereof dated within 90 days before the election
  • A bank or other financial account statement, or legible copy thereof
  • A certified birth certificate
  • A valid Social Security card
  • A check issued by the state or federal government or legible copy thereof
  • A paycheck from the voter’s employer, or legible copy thereof
  • A currently valid Utah hunting or fishing license
  • A currently valid U.S. military ID card
  • Certified naturalization documents (NOT a green card)
  • A certified copy of court records showing the voter’s adoption or name change
  • A Bureau of Indian Affairs card
  • A tribal treaty card
  • A valid Medicaid or Medicare or Electronic Benefits Transfer card
  • A currently valid ID card issued by a local government within the state
  • A currently valid ID card issued by an employer
  • A currently valid ID card issued by a college, university, technical school or professional school within the state
  • A current Utah vehicle registration


Voter ID in Utah

Find Your Ballot

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Automatic Registration

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.

Election Day Registration

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.

In-Person Absentee Voting

In-Person Absentee Dates

Voting Begins
Voting Ends

You can vote in-person absentee in Utah

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.