Utah elections, 2013
|On the 2013 ballot|
Exceptions include special elections.
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- 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.
Elections Performance Index
Utah ranked 10th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Utah received an overall score of 70%.
- 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
- Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014