Voting in Utah

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Utah permits online voter registration, no-excuse absentee voting and early voting. Utah voters are required to provide identification at the polls.

For full information about voting in Utah, contact the state election agency.


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

  • Age: At least 18 years-old on or before the next election.
  • Citizenship: A citizen of the United States.
  • Residency: A resident of Utah for at least 30 days before the election. An applicant is considered a resident of Utah if he or she has their principal place of residence within Utah and intends to maintain their principal place of residence in Utah permanently or indefinitely.[2]

—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.[1]

Online registration

See also: Online voter registration in the 50 states

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

Voter identification

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.[3]

Poll times

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times

In Utah, all polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.[4]

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.[5]

Absentee voting

See also: Absentee voting


All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Utah. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[6]


To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the county election officer no later than the Thursday before Election Day.[7] A returned absentee ballot must be postmarked by the day before the election.[8]

Military and overseas voting

For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

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.[9][10] 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

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See also: Elections and campaigns on the ballot and List of Utah ballot measures

Ballotpedia has tracked the following ballot measures relating to election and campaign policy in Utah.

  1. Utah Appointed Board of Education Amendment (2016)
  2. Utah Authorization of Recall, Initiative B (1976)
  3. Utah Election of Appointed Lieutenant Governor, Amendment B (2014)
  4. Utah Eliminate Felons' Right to Vote, Proposition 4 (1998)
  5. Utah Legislative Eligibility, Proposition 1 (1998)
  6. Utah Legislator Eligibility, Amendment B (2010)
  7. Utah Party Candidate Selection Amendment (2016)
  8. Utah Vote by Secret Ballot, Amendment A (2010)

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