Early &
Mail-in Voting
in Utah

Warning: 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.

Note - this information below may change for your state due to ongoing litigation and legislation. This page will be updated within 24 hours of any change.

Vote Before Election Day

Vote Early In Person
Early Voting Begins
Early Voting Ends

Vote By Mail Deadlines

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

In-Person Absentee Voting

You can vote early in your state before Election Day. Early voting begins on 08/01/2023 and ends on 08/11/2023

You can vote in-person absentee in your state.

Find early voting locations in your county here. You may also register to vote at early voting sites.

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.

Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations

You may vote by mail for any reason

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

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.

Use The Right Form of ID

Utah voters must show valid photo ID when voting in person. Info here on what qualifies. You do not need to submit a copy of your photo ID when voting by mail, but the signature on the ballot must match the signature on the voter registration form.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

By Mail

You must add a stamp when mailing in your ballot.

In Person

  • Local elections office
  • Drop box

Anyone who lives in your household may return your ballot.

Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations

Make Sure Your Mail-in Vote Counts

Click here to track your ballot. Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" a challenge to the signature to your ballot. The state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. You must "cure" your ballot before your official county canvasses all returned ballots. Ask your local elections office for the exact date, which will be some time between seven to 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 up so you don't miss your chance to make sure your vote is counted.

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. 

Election Protection Hotline

The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition was formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection works year-round to advance and defend the right to vote.

Call 866-OUR-VOTE if you need assistance.

More about voting in Utah

Find your polling place, ID laws, and more about voting for the first time below.

Voting Info for Utah First Time Voter Info