How to vote in Utah

Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Utah mails a ballot to all active registered voters a few weeks before the election. Keep an eye on the mailbox, and be sure to return your ballot by mail or drop it off in a polling station before Election Day! You can also vote in person if you prefer to do so. Utah offers early voting.

Who can vote

To register in Utah you must:

  • be a United States citizen
  • have lived in Utah for at least 30 days immediately before the next election
  • be at least 18 years old on or before the next election (16 and 17 year olds can pre-register to vote; if a 17 year old will be 18 years old on or before the next general election, can pre-register and vote in primary elections)
  • not currently incarcerated for committing a felony
  • * find more information on restoring voting rights here

Vote in person

Vote on Election Day

Registered voters in Utah can find where to vote on the Utah site .

Vote early

Voters in Utah can vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020. Days and hours may vary by location.

What Brig

  • You will need to show identification to vote in Utah. It can be ONE ID with a photo or TWO IDs without photos.
  • Types of photo identification include a current and valid one: Utah driver’s license; identification card issued by the state or a United States office, department or agency; or tribal ID card (in this case, the photo is optional). Non-photo ID must have your name and address. Types of identification without a photo: public service receipt or copy dated 90 days before the election; bank statement or other financial statement or legible copy; birth certificate; Social security card; a check issued by the state or federal government; payroll; current Utah hunting or fishing license; current US military identification card; naturalization certificates (NOT a green card); certified copy of court documents showing the voter’s adoption or name change; card from the Bureau of Indian Affairs; Tribal Treaty card; Medicaid, Medicare card or electronic benefit transfer card; current and valid identification card issued by a local government within the state; current and valid identification card issued by the employer; current and valid identification card issued by a university, technical school or vocational school within the state; or current Utah vehicle license. current and valid identification card issued by a local government within the state; current and valid identification card issued by the employer; current and valid identification card issued by a university, technical school or vocational school within the state; or current Utah vehicle license. current and valid identification card issued by a local government within the state; current and valid identification card issued by the employer; current and valid identification card issued by a university, technical school or vocational school within the state; or current Utah vehicle license.
  • If you register to vote at the polls on Election Day, you must provide a current and valid photo ID combined with proof of residency.
  • Voters without an ID: If you cannot provide a valid ID, you can cast a provisional ballot. You will need to provide identification prior to office closing on the Monday after the election.

Vote by mail

Utah conducts elections by mail. If you are registered to vote by Friday, October 23, 2020, you should expect to receive a ballot at your designated mailing address. You can return your ballot by mail, or find where to return it on the Utah site .

See what’s on the ballot

Learn more about what will be on your ballot by visiting the Ballotpedia.

Need help?

TurboVote can help you start the process of requesting an absentee ballot / by mail, send reminders election and more!

Election Day Registration

Utah offers registration on Election Day.

Military voters and overseas voters

Active duty military personnel, their families, and overseas voters can register to vote and request their absentee ballots with the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA). To do it:

  1. Fill out the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) , or download it . Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
  2. Send your request directly to your election official .
  3. It is never too early to submit your FPCA! Submit your form as soon as possible. You can also check the recommended shipping dates by country and region .
  4. Once your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it before the recommended deadline:
    • 35 days before the election – On a boat: September 28, 2020
    • 30 days before the election – Outside the United States: October 2, 2020
    • 11 days before the election – In the United States: October 23, 2020
  5. States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you have not received your ballot before 30 days prior to Election Day, contact your local elections office .

If after submitting your FPCA your ballot does not arrive, contact your elections office. Then:

  • You can still vote using the Federal Written Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print and sign the FWAB and mail it to your local elections office.
  • If you send in your FWAB and then your normal absence slip arrives, you must fill it out and return it as well. Election officials will ensure that only one of the ballots is counted.

Visit FVAP.gov for more information on voting for military and foreign nationals in Utah. You can also call 1-800-438-VOTE or send an email to vote@fvap.gov

Check the status of your voter registration

You can verify your voter registration and make sure your information is correct by using the Utah voter registration search tool .

Dates and deadlines

  • Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
  • The deadline to register online is 5:00 pm on Friday, October 23, 2020.
  • The deadline to register 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. Days and hours may vary depending on your location.
  • You can also register and vote on Election Day.

Utah Voter Contact Information

Address:
Lieutenant Governor
Utah State Capitol Complex 350 North State Street, Suite 220
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Phone Number:
(801) 538-1041