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Voting Guide

Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

Voter Registration deadline:  11 days before Election Day at 5 p.m.


Voters can also register to vote and cast a ballot at an early voting location or at a polling place on Election Day


2022

  • Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline: June 17

  • Primary Election: June 28

  • General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 28

  • General Election: November 8

Official Election Websites

Register at School or Home

Students have a decision about where to register to vote.


You have a right to register to vote at the address you consider the place where you live, whether that is your family's home or the place where you attend school. You should update your registration anytime this home address changes.


You may only be registered and vote in one location.

What Type of ID Do I Need to Register?

If you register online, you must provide a Utah Driver’s License number or ID number. The state voter registration form requires your Utah Driver’s License number, ID number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Be sure to provide one of these numbers if you have it.

What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?

All Utah voters will be asked to present valid ID when voting in person. You may present one form of non-expired ID that has your name and your picture, including:

  • A Utah driver’s license

  • An ID card issued by the state of Utah or the US government

  • A Utah concealed weapon permit

  • A U.S. passport

  • A tribal ID card (does not require a photograph)


You can also provide two forms of ID that prove your name and current address. A list of acceptable IDs include:

  • Currently valid ID card issued by a local government within Utah

  • Currently valid ID card issued by an employer

  • Currently valid ID card issued by a college, university, technical school, or professional school in Utah

  • A current utility bill, dated within the 90 days before the election

  • A bank or other financial account statement

  • A certified birth certificate

  • Certified naturalization documents

  • A valid Social Security card

  • A check issued by the state or the federal government

  • A paycheck from the voter’s employer

  • A current Utah hunting or fishing license

  • A U.S. military card

  • Certified court records reflecting an adoption or  name change

  • Medicaid, Medicare, or EBT card

  • Current Utah vehicle registration


Utah conducts its elections primarily by mail and does not require an ID to vote by mail.


Where Do I Vote?

How Can I Vote?

By Mail


All active, registered voters in Utah are automatically mailed a ballot. Voters who will not be present at the address associated with their registration can update their mailing address online or contact their clerk's office for information about receiving their mail ballot at their current mailing address.


Ballots must be postmarked by the day before Election Day. You can also drop your ballot off at a designated drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Find a drop box location at: https://votesearch.utah.gov/voter-search/search/search-by-address/how-and-where-can-i-vote


Track your mailed ballot at: https://votesearch.utah.gov/voter-search/search/search-by-voter/track-mail-ballot


Voters with disabilities may request to receive and submit their ballot by email or fax. Utah County is also conducting a program to allow voters with disabilities to cast their vote using their smartphone. For more information, visit: https://voteinfo.utah.gov/information-for-voters-with-disabilities or contact your clerk’s office.



Early In-Person


Utah voters retain the right to vote in person. Early voting is available in every county, but hours and days vary. Contact your county clerk for additional information.



Election Day


Utah voters retain the right to vote in person. Voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the time polls close, you have a right to vote.


Common Questions/Concerns

Registering to Vote Does Not Affect Your:


Federal Financial Aid

Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, Perkins or Stafford loans, or your dependency status for FAFSA.


Status as a Dependent on Your Parents’ Taxes

Being registered to vote at a different address from your parents does not prevent them from claiming you as a dependent on their taxes.


Tuition Status

Being deemed out-of-state for tuition purposes does not prevent you from choosing to register to vote in your campus community.


Will registering to vote in Utah affect my driver’s license or car registration?

As a full-time student in Utah, you may have to make these changes regardless of whether you register to vote in Utah. For more information,  contact the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles.

Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein to be used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed Utah legal professional.

 

Last updated March 2022