Voting in
Utah

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Utah, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Utah Election Website or call (801) 538-1041 to learn more about your states voting details.

Have more questions about voting?

Important Dates - General Election

11/3/2020
General Election Date
10/23/2020
Mail Registration Deadline (received by)

Voting Information for Utah

Your state has automatic vote by mail– if you're a registered voter, you'll receive a ballot in the mail whenever there's an election.

Don’t miss your next election!

Utah is a vote-by-mail state. As long as your state issued ID or registration form lists your current address you will receive a ballot. If you have moved or are new to Utah, please update your information by registering to vote by Oct. 23rd.

Missed the registration deadline? No problem, you can register in-person during early voting.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Utah:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Monday, November 2nd. To make the mandated 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 for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

You can return your ballot in person to your municipal clerk, county election office, or at a secure dropbox location by 8 pm on Election Day. Click here to find drop box locations.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You must "cure" your ballot before your official county canvass, which will take place between seven and 14 days after Election Day.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Presidential Primaries

Only registered voters affiliated with the Republican Party may vote in its caucus. All voters, regarless of affiliation, may vote in Democratic primary. See Utah Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details, including caucus locations.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 20th-Nov. 2nd.

You can vote in-person at any early voting location in your county before the election. See your county clerk’s office for exact dates. No excuse required.

All registered voters in Utah receive a vote-by-mail ballot. No excuse required.

If you will not be at your residence and would like to have you ballot mailed to a different address, you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot by Oct. 27th. Ballots must to postmarked by Monday, Nov. 2nd or returned to a drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

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Voter ID + Access for Utah

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

  • You can register to vote during Early Voting.
  • You can register to vote on Election Day.

  • Pre-registration

    • The pre-registration age is 16
    • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election
    Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.