Who can vote
- be a citizen of the United States
- have resided in Utah for 30 days immediately before the next election
- be at least 18 years old on or before the next election (individuals who are 16 and 17 years of age may pre-register to vote; if a 17 year old will be 18 years of age on or before the upcoming general election, they may pre-register and vote in the primary election)
- not be a convicted felon currently incarcerated for commission of a felony
- *find more information on voting rights restoration here
Online voter registration
- Utah offers online voter registration.
- You should know: you need a Utah ID to use Utah’s online voter registration system. The address on the ID needs to match the address where you’re registering to vote. If you don’t have a Utah-issued ID, you can still register by mail to vote.
- You can register online until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020.
By-mail voter registration
Use the Utah voter registration form
You can also register to vote using the Utah voter registration form. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and fill it out completely. Send the completed form to your local election official. To register by mail, the form must be received by Friday, October 23, 2020.
Use the National Voter Registration Form
- Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- Box 6 – ID Number: Your completed voter registration form must contain your Utah Driver License number, a Utah State Identification number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have a Utah Driver License or a Utah State Identification card, please write “None” in the designated space and fill in the last four digits of your Social Security number.
- Box 7 – Choice of Party: Utah requires that you register with a party to participate in partisan primary elections. You should register with the party whose primary you would like to vote in. However some parties allow unaffiliated voters to participate in their primary elections.
- Box 8 – Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank. This information is not required.
- Review the “Who can vote?” section above and check that you’re eligible.
- Sign the form.
- Send the completed form to your local election official. To register by mail, the form must be received by Friday, October 23, 2020.
- If you are registering to vote for the first time in your jurisdiction and are mailing this registration application, Federal law requires you to show proof of identification the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes: A current and valid photo identification or two forms of ID that, when combined, prove your name and current residence (bank statements, paycheck, current utility bill). More information on ID requirements here.
Election Day registration
In-person voter registration
- You can also register to vote in person. Contact your local election office for information on when and where to register to vote.
- You can also register to vote and cast a ballot in person on Election Day.
- Learn more by visiting the Lieutenant Governor for Utah or contacting your local election official.
Get step-by-step help
Military and overseas voters
- Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
- Send the application to your election official.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. You can look up recommended mailing dates by country and region.
- Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it. Following are recommended return dates to make sure your ballot arrives at your election office on time:
- 35 days before election – On a ship at sea: September 28, 2020
- 30 days before election – Outside of the US: October 2, 2020
- 11 days before the election – Stateside: October 23, 2020
- States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven’t received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:
- You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
- If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.
Check your voter registration status
Dates and deadlines
- Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
- The deadline to register online is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020.
- The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (received by) Friday, October 23, 2020.
- The early voting period runs from Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
- You can also register and vote on Election Day.