Voting in Utah
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- 1 Registration
- 2 Voting on Election Day
- 3 Absentee voting
- 4 Early voting
- 5 Election policy ballot measures
- 6 Recent news
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
For full information about voting in Utah, contact the state election agency.
To vote in Utah, you must meet the following requirements:
—Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox
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 April 2015, Utah is one of 20 states that have implemented full online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website.
Voting on Election Day
- See also: Voter identification laws by state
At the polling place, a voter can either present a form of identification that bears his or her name and photograph or two forms of identification that bear his or her name and address.
- 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 regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
- See also: Early voting
Utah is one of 34 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.
Election policy ballot measures
elections and campaigns
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Ballotpedia has tracked the following ballot measures relating to election and campaign policy in Utah.
- Utah Appointed Board of Education Amendment (2016)
- Utah Authorization of Recall, Initiative B (1976)
- Utah Election of Appointed Lieutenant Governor, Amendment B (2014)
- Utah Eliminate Felons' Right to Vote, Proposition 4 (1998)
- Utah Legislative Eligibility, Proposition 1 (1998)
- Utah Legislator Eligibility, Amendment B (2010)
- Utah Party Candidate Selection Amendment (2016)
- Utah Vote by Secret Ballot, Amendment A (2010)
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the terms "Utah voting."
- Some of the stories below may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of Google's news search engine.
Elections in Utah
- Utah elections, 2016
- Utah elections, 2015
- Utah elections, 2014
- Utah elections, 2013
- Utah elections, 2012
- elections.utah.gov, "Utah Voter Information Pamphlet," accessed January 26, 2015
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- 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
State of Utah
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