Registration Deadline: An online or in person submitted form must be submitted at least 15 days before an election to be eligible to vote in that election. If sent by mail, it must be postmarked at least 30 days before an election to be eligible to vote in that election.
Party Affiliation: Utah has a semi-closed primary. In order to vote in the Republican primaries, you must be a declared Republican. Independents and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Democratic primaries.
VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS
Age: Must be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day
Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen
Residency: Must be a resident of Utah for at least 30 days before Election Day
Mental Competency: Any officially declared mentally incompetent person does not hold the right to vote.
Felony Convictions: Voting rights restored automatically after release from prison.
ID Requirements: One of the following is required:
-A Utah driver license number;
-A Utah state identification number; or
-The last four digits of your Social Security Number.
If you do not have either a Utah driver license or state identification card, please write "none" in the space designated for a Utah driver license or state identification number and fill in your social security number.
OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM
Online: Utah Complete Online Voter Registration
In person: A voter may register to vote in person at the county clerks office up to 15 days before the election. Voters will only be eligible to vote on election day and not during the early voting period if they registered less than 30 days but more than 15 prior to election day. Location listings are available through your county clerk's office.
Registration forms are also available at State Agency Offices, including the Drivers License Division, Division of Workforce Services, Utah State Department of Health, Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Offices, the Division of Services for People with Disabilities, the Department of Rehabilitation, and public colleges and universities.
By mail/ in writing: Voters may download a Utah, Salt Lake County, or National voter registration form. Voters may also find a form that may be photocopied at the end of the blue government section of the White Pages. Any form, once completed, may be mailed to your county clerk's office and postmarked no later than 30 days before the next election.
VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS
Online: Registered Voter Lookup
Phone: Contact your County Clerk's office for more information.
ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS
Who can vote absentee: Any person who is registered to vote may vote by absentee ballot.
OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Online: Utah Absentee Downloadable Ballot Application or apply completely online using the online voter registration/absentee ballot form.
In person: Completed absentee forms should be submitted to your local county clerk.
By Mail: Completed absentee forms should be submitted to your local county clerk.
Military and overseas voting: Military and Overseas voters have several options for registering and submitting ballots. Utah Military and Overseas Voters Guide
Emergency Voting: Emergency voting is unavailable in Utah.
Other absentee ballot information: For more information, contact the Office of the Lieutenant Governor at 801-538-1041 or (800)-995-VOTE. Deadline for applying for an absentee ballot
-For regular absentee voting, the ballot application must be received no later than the Friday before the election.
-For overseas voters, the clerk should receive the application no later than 20 days before the election.
A separate absentee ballot application must be filled out for each election unless you become a permanent absentee voter. To become a permanent absentee voter, check "Yes" in the permanent absentee section of the application.
SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Location and time: The ballot is only valid if it is clearly postmarked before (not on) election day, and received in the county clerk’s office before noon on the day of the official canvass.
Early voting qualifications: In person early voting is permitted and no excuse to any registered voter.
Other information for early voting: Utah Early Voting Information.
Verifying Registration: Registered Voter Lookup
Deciding how to vote: http://www.votesmart.org/
Time off to vote: Employees who do not have 3 consecutive hours when not required to be at work during the hours polls are open are entitled to up to 2 paid hours leave to vote. The employee must request leave before Election Day. The employer can set the time for leave, but employee requests for leave at the beginning or end of work hours shall be granted.
Polling Place: Locate your polling place by county.
ID Requirements: In order to be allowed to vote you must present valid voter identification to the poll worker before voting, which must be a valid form of photo identification that shows your name and photograph, or two different forms of identification that show your name and current address. Utah Voter ID Requirements Information
How to Vote: Voting Machine Demo
Problems with voting: If you have problems voting contact Utah's Elections Division
Verifying provisional ballot status: Utah Provisional Ballot Status Verification
Verifying absentee ballot status: To track the status of your absentee ballot, log in by entering in your voter information. The current status will appear under your name on the right side of the screen if you have applied to receive an absentee ballot.
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