Voting in Utah
Voting in 2014 Primaries
Ballot access for major and minor party candidates
Absentee voting • Early voting
Open Primary • Closed Primary • Blanket Primary
Online voter registration in the 50 states
To vote in Utah, you must meet the following requirements:
- At least 18 years-old on or before the next election.
- A citizen of the United States.
- A resident of Utah for at least 30 days before the election.
When and where
Registration can be done online, by mail, or in person at your county clerk's office. If done by mail, it must be postmarked at least 28 days prior to the election. If registering online or in person, your registration must be completed at least 15 days prior to the election.
As of August 2014, Utah is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website
Voting on election day
At the polling place, voters can either present a form of identification that bears the name and photograph of the voter or two forms of identification that bear the name of the voter and provide evidence of the voter’s residence.
- See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times
Utah is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Democratic primary. Only registered Republicans can vote in the Republican primary.
- See also: Absentee voting
All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Utah. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.
To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the county election officer no later than the Thursday before Election Day. A returned absentee ballot must be postmarked by the day before the election.
Military and overseas voting
For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.
- See also: Early voting
Utah is one of 33 states that have early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 14 days before an election and ends the Friday prior to Election Day. The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.
- Utah Lt. Governor's Office, "Voter/Absentee Registration or Update Registration," accessed June 10, 2014
- VoteUtah.org, "Voter ID Laws," accessed June 10, 2014
- Vote411.org, "Voting in Utah," accessed January 3, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Voter Registration: Utah," accessed January 3, 2014
- National Conference of State Legislatures, "Absentee and Early Voting," accessed December 16, 2013
- Vote.Utah.gov, "Absentee Voting Information," accessed December 16, 2013
- Long Distance Voter, "Utah Absentee Ballot Guide," accessed December 16, 2013
- Long Distance Voter "Early Voting Rules," accessed December 16, 2013
- Utah Code "Title 20A, Chapter 3, Section 601," accessed December 16, 2013