Voting in Utah

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This page has information relating to voting in Utah. For full information contact your state election agency.

Registration

To vote in Utah, you must meet the following requirements:[1]

  • 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.[1]

Online registration

See also: Online voter registration in the 50 states

As of December 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.[2]

Poll times

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times

In Utah, all polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.[3]

Primary voting

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.[4]

Absentee voting

See also: Absentee voting

Eligibility

All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Utah. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[5]

Deadlines

To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the county election officer no later than the Thursday before Election Day.[6] A returned absentee ballot must be postmarked by the day before the election.[7]

Military and overseas voting

For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.

Early voting

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.[8][9] 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.

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