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  Utah  

Voting Guide

Registration deadline: 11 days before Election Day.


Other applications filled out in-person, hand-delivered to the county clerk’s office, or completed online must be submitted 7 days before Election Day or the applicant will have to register through the provisional ballot process.


2020

  • Presidential Primary Registration Deadline

  • By mail: February 2

  • At the county clerk’s office and online: February 25

  • Presidential Primary: March 3

  • Partisan Primary (Other Offices) Registration Deadline

  • By mail: June 1

  • At the county clerk’s office and online: June 15

  • Partisan Primary (Other Offices): June 30

  • General Election Registration Deadline: Received by October 23 at 5 p.m.

  • General Election: November 3

Students have a choice about where to register to vote.

 

Students attending college may register at their campus address or choose to remain registered or register at their permanent or home address.

 

You may only be registered and vote in one location.

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.

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

  • And  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 combined have 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

2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, counties may have outdoor polling places in addition to or instead of indoor polling places. Contact your county election officials for additional information.


For the general election on November 3, in-person options of voting will be available for both Election Day and Early Voting. 


By Mail

All registered voters in Utah are automatically mailed a ballot. There is no need to register for a mailed ballot. 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.

Some counties provide postage for your ballot. Contact your county’s election officials for more information. 


You are not required to vote by mail and can still vote in person.


Early In-Person

Early voting is available in every county, but the hours and days vary. Contact your county clerk for additional information: https://voteinfo.utah.gov/county-clerk-contact-information/.


Election Day

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.


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 is used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed North Carolina legal professional.
 
Last updated March 2019