Utah

Upcoming Elections

2022-06-17 – Registration Deadline (Post received by)

Post received by Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:00PM MDT

2022-06-17 – Registration Deadline (Online by)

Online by Fri Jun 17, 2022

2022-06-21 – Ballot Request Deadline (Received by)

Received by Tue Jun 21, 2022

2022-06-21 – Early Voting Starts

Tue Jun 21, 2022

2022-06-21 – Registration Deadline (In-Person – Received by)

In-Person, Received by Tue Jun 21, 2022

2022-06-23 – Ballot Request Deadline (Automatic)

Automatic

2022-06-24 – Early Voting Ends

Fri Jun 24, 2022

2022-06-28 – Ballot Return Deadline (Postmarked by)

Postmarked by Tue Jun 28, 2022

2022-06-28 – Ballot Return Deadline (In-Person – Received by)

In-Person, Received by Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:00PM MDT

2022-06-28 – Registration Deadline (Election Day Registration + Early Voting)

Election Day Registration + Early Voting Tue Jun 28, 2022

2022-07-11 – Ballot Return Deadline (Post received by)

Post received by Mon Jul 11, 2022

Last Updated: April 2022

Voting in Utah

When You Can Vote

2022 Primary Election Day: Polls on election day will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. mountain time.

In Utah, elections are primarily conducted by mail. In-person voting on election day and early voting will also be available either through traditional in-person voting, through outdoor voting, or by both methods. On election day you may also deposit the absentee ballot that will be automatically sent to you if you are an active registered voter. However, if you return your absentee ballot by mail, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.

For the 2022 primary election, counties that provide outdoor voting may also allow drive-up voting. To determine if this option is available, please contact your county clerk. You may also visit the following website: https://vote.utah.gov/ to determine how you may vote. All counties in Utah permit early voting. For the 2022 primary election, early voting will begin on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 and extend at least through Friday, June 24, 2022. Notice of the dates, time, and locations of early voting will be published on your county’s website by June 23, 2022 at the latest. You can find your county clerk’s contact information here: https://voteinfo.utah.gov/county-clerk-contact-information/.

Where You Can Vote

How to Find Your Polling Place: Please visit the “Vote Utah” web page available here: https://votesearch.utah.gov/voter-search/search/search-by-address/how-and-where-can-i-vote

For the 2022 Primary Election: The 2022 Primary Election will be conducted primarily by mail. In-person voting on election day and early voting will also be available either through traditional in-person voting, through outdoor voting, or by both methods. For the 2022 Primary Election, a county that provides outdoor voting may also allow drive-up voting. To determine how you can vote, please visit the following website: https://vote.utah.gov/

Registering to Vote

Registration Deadlines

  • For registration deadlines, see How to Register below.

How to Check Your Registration: Voters can determine whether they are registered to vote at the following link: Am I Registered?.

You are eligible to vote in Utah if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Utah
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election

You are NOT eligible to vote in Utah if:

  • You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution
  • You are currently serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation, or extended supervision for a felony conviction

You may preregister to vote in Utah

  • At the age 16

How to register 

  • Utah State Primary Election
    • Apply Online: Online by Fri Jun 17, 2022
    • Post received by Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:00PM MDT
    • In-Person, Received by Tue Jun 21, 2022
    • Election Day Registration + Early Voting Tue Jun 28, 2022

Utah residents may register to vote in person, by mail, or online.

Online

To register online, you must have a current Utah Driver’s License or ID Card.  Applicants can register to vote online on the Lieutenant Governor’s website: https://secure.utah.gov/voterreg/index.html

Note, however, if your current address does not match the address on your Driver’s License and you are attempting to register online, first, update your Utah Driver’s License address online at https://secure.utah.gov/dlr/main/info.html, then register. 

By Mail

To register by mail, you must obtain a mail-in registration form by:

If you are registering to vote for the first time and voting by mail, you will need to provide a copy of your identification to your county clerk’s office. 

In Person

You may register to vote in person at any of the following agencies, but your registration form must be correctly completed and timely received by the county clerk’s office for you to cast a regular ballot:

  • The county clerk’s office;
  • The Driver’s License Division;
  • Division of Workforce Services;
  • Utah State Department of Health;
  • Women, Infant and Childcare Offices;
  • The Division of Services for People with Disabilities;
  • The Department of Rehabilitation; or
  • Public colleges and universities.

Contact your local County Clerk’s office for more information or go online to https://voteinfo.utah.gov/county-clerk-contact-information/.

If your correctly completed registration form is not received before the deadline, you can still register, but you will then be required to cast a provisional ballot. 

Party Affiliation for Primary Elections

The Utah Republican Party limits voting to persons registered as Republicans. Other parties allow any registered voter to cast a ballot. When casting your ballot, you may only vote for one party’s slate of candidates. 

Registration Deadlines: Your voter registration form must be correctly completed and received by the office of your county clerk no later than 5 p.m. 11 calendar days before the date of the election. However, you can still register to vote during the early-voting period or on Election Day if you are otherwise eligible to vote and provide a valid voter identification and proof of residence. If you register after the registration deadline by mail, you should ask your county about your ability to cast a provisional ballot by mail.

Voting Early & by Absentee Ballot

If You Want to Vote Absentee, requests may be made:

  • In-Person
  • By Mail

Absentee Ballots may be returned:

  • In-Person
  • By Mail
Utah State Primary Election

Ballot Request:

  • Received by Tue Jun 21, 2022
  • Automatic

Ballot Return:

  • Postmarked by Tue Jun 28, 2022
  • Post received by Mon Jul 11, 2022
  • In-Person, Received by Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:00PM MDT

Early Voting:

  • Early Voting from Tue Jun 21, 2022 to Fri Jun 24, 2022

Voters are encouraged to vote by mail during the 2022 Primary Election. 

Any person who is an active registered voter in Utah will automatically receive an absentee ballot. The deadline for registering to vote by mail, in person, or on-line is 5:00 p.m. on the 11th day before the election day. Otherwise, you may still vote by casting provisional ballot, which will require you to present valid voter identification and proof of residence. 

Voters may submit an Absentee Ballot Application in person at the county clerk’s office or request an absentee ballot online (https://secure.utah.gov/voterreg/login.html?selection=VOTE_BY_MAIL). For the 2022 Primary Election, all active registered voters will receive an absentee ballot even if one was not requested. 

Absentee ballots may be mailed to voters no sooner than 21 days before the election day and no later than seven days before the election day. If you do not receive your ballot shortly after this time period, immediately contact your county clerk’s office. 

Your absentee ballot will not be forwarded. Instead, you can update your address, but you must do so at least 11 days before election day, Update your address here: https://vote.utah.gov/.  

If you are returning your absentee ballot by mail, it must be correctly completed and clearly postmarked one day before election day and received before noon on the day of the county canvass. If you are returning your absentee ballot in person, you must correctly complete and deposit it in a designated drop box before 8:00 p.m. on election day. There is no guarantee that an absentee ballot deposited in a drop box in the wrong jurisdiction will be forwarded. Accordingly, voters are encouraged to check with the county clerk where to deposit the absentee ballot if the voter intends to cast a vote by depositing the ballot in a drop box. If you have voted in Utah before, registered in person, or provided ID during registration, then you do not need to provide ID to vote by mail.

You may find a drop box location near you here: https://votesearch.utah.gov/voter-search/search/search-by-address/how-and-where-can-i-vote

Identification Requirements

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Utah you should provide:

  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your Utah Driver’s License or State/non-driver ID Number

Voting In-Person

In Utah, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Valid Utah Driver’s License
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Utah Issued ID
  • Valid Tribal ID

If you do not have an ID from this list, in Utah you may show a combination of two IDs from the following:

  • Paycheck that Shows your Name and Address
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Card
  • Certified (Copy) of US Birth Certificate
  • Valid Local Government Issued ID Card
  • Valid Military ID
  • Copy of Utility Bill Dated within 90 Days of the Election
  • Valid Employee ID
  • Government Check
  • Social Security Card
  • Medicare or Medicaid Card Issued by the Government
  • Bank Statement
  • Certified (Copy) of Naturalization Document
  • Valid Student ID
  • Tribal Treaty Card
  • Hunting or Fishing ID
  • Electronic Transfer Benefits Card
  • Valid Utah Vehicle Registration

When combined, the two IDs must prove your name and current residence. If applicable, you may include a certified copy of court records showing the voter’s adoption or name change.

You may still vote in person at a polling place without the above listed identification, but you will cast a provisional ballot. For this provisional ballot to count, you must present valid voter identification and proof of residence to the county clerk or to an election officer administering the election by close of normal office hours on the Monday after the election.

If You Have Moved Within Your State

Moving within the Same County

The voter may cast a regular ballot if 

  • the voter has moved within the same county, and
  • the voter affirms this change in address before the election judges.

If the voter is not registered to vote in the county where he or she is attempting to vote, the voter may cast a provisional ballot that will be counted, provided the voter:

  • presents the poll worker with valid identification that establishes the voter’s identity and proof of residence, and 
  • is otherwise entitled to cast the ballot.

Votes cast in the wrong precinct will not be counted, however an election official may, but is not required to, forward a ballot deposited in a drop box in the wrong county. 

Moving Between Counties

A voter who changes addresses and moves from one county to another may not change their legal residence at the polls and vote a regular ballot.  Instead, the voter will be allowed to complete a provisional ballot that may function as a registration statement, allowing the vote to be counted, if the voter presents valid voter identification and proof of residence and is otherwise legally entitled to vote. 

If You are in the Military or are an Overseas Voter

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form (“FPCA”). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Registering and Requesting an Absentee Ballot

Active members of the military, a spouse or dependent, and citizens residing outside of the United States (Overseas Voters) may use the standard procedure for absentee voting, but there are special alternatives for Overseas Voters.  Overseas Voters can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote and to request an absentee ballot.  Overseas Voters may also submit a declaration along with a federal write-in absentee ballot. The deadline for Overseas Voters to apply for an absentee ballot is the Thursday immediately before the election.

Receiving an Absentee Ballot

Not later than 45 days before the election, the election official in each jurisdiction charged with distributing a ballot and balloting materials shall transmit a ballot and balloting materials to all Overseas Voters who by that date submit a valid overseas ballot application.  Overseas voters may choose the means of transmission.  If electronic transmission is selected, voters may choose either: (i) facsimile transmission; (ii) email delivery; or (iii) if offered by the voter’s jurisdiction, Internet delivery.  For more information on receiving your ballot, email [email protected]

Federal Write-In Absentee BallotThe Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) is a back-up ballot that can be used by Overseas Voters, those on active duty in the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marines and their eligible spouse or dependent(s).  You can use this FWAB whether you are located inside or outside the United States (including APO and FPO addresses), provided that you are away from your voting residence for service-related activities.  You must apply for a regular ballot early enough for your local election officials to receive the request at least 5 days before the election.  If you do not receive your regular ballot in time, you may use the FWAB.  Your FWAB must be sent by 12:01 a.m. on Election Day if sent by mail or received by your local voting officials in Utah no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day if sent by email or fax.  For specific instructions, visit Utah’s FVAP’s website: https://www.fvap.gov/utah.

If You Have a Felony Conviction

If you have been convicted of a felony, you may vote once you are granted parole, sentenced to probation, or successfully complete your term of incarceration. You cannot vote if you are currently serving a jail or prison sentence. You must also be a United States citizen, resident of Utah for the 30 days immediately before the election day, of proper age, and currently reside in the precinct where you are registering to vote. 

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