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How to Register to Vote

Register Online

You’ll need your Utah driver’s license number or state ID card number to register online

The street address you list on the voter registration form must be the same as the address on your driver’s license or ID to register online.

Register Online


Check if you’re registered to vote

vote.utah.gov

1. Get the voter registration form.

Download and print the Utah state voter registration form or call (801) 983-0275 to have one sent to you.

Get the form


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Check the box to indicate if you’re registering for the first time or changing information such as your name, address, or party

Step 2 · Check the boxes to indicate if you’re a US citizen and will be 18 years old on Election Day, Nov 8

Step 3 · Provide your name

Step 4 · Provide the name at birth, if different from Step 3

Step 5 · If you weren’t born in the US, provide your place and date of naturalization

Step 6 · Provide your address

Step 7 · Provide your mailing address, if different from Step 6

Step 8 · (Optional) Provide your phone number

Step 9 · Provide your birthday

Step 10 · Provide the state or county where you were born

Step 11 · Provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number

Step 12 · (Optional) Check the box to indicate your political party

Step 13 · (Optional) Provide your email address

Step 14 · If you’re changing your name or address, provide your previous name or address

Step 15 · Sign and date the form


3. Send the form.

Your completed form must be mailed by Oct 9 to your county clerk’s office


Check if you’re registered to vote

vote.utah.gov

1. Get the voter registration form.

Pick up the registration form at your county clerk’s office office.


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Check the box to indicate if you’re registering for the first time or changing information such as your name, address, or party

Step 2 · Check the boxes to indicate if you’re a US citizen and will be 18 years old on Election Day, Nov 8

Step 3 · Provide your name

Step 4 · Provide the name at birth, if different from Step 3

Step 5 · If you weren’t born in the US, provide your place and date of naturalization

Step 6 · Provide your address

Step 7 · Provide your mailing address, if different from Step 6

Step 8 · (Optional) Provide your phone number

Step 9 · Provide your birthday

Step 10 · Provide the state or county where you were born

Step 11 · Provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number

Step 12 · (Optional) Check the box to indicate your political party

Step 13 · (Optional) Provide your email address

Step 14 · If you’re changing your name or address, provide your previous name or address

Step 15 · Sign and date the form


3. Return the form.

Your completed form must be returned in person by Nov 1 to your county clerk’s office


Check if you’re registered to vote

vote.utah.gov

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old on Election Day, Nov 8
  • Live at a Utah address by Oct 9
  • Not be in jail or in prison for a felony conviction
Online
November 1

Mail
October 9

In Person
November 1

How to Vote

Vote early
Oct 25–Nov 4

In person early voting is available in most counties. Contact your county clerk to confirm early voting dates and locations in your area.


Vote on Election Day
Nov 8

Voting locations are open from 7 AM–8 PM. If you’re in line at your voting location by 8 PM, you’re allowed to vote.


Who can vote early

All registered voters are eligible to vote early.

Who can vote by mail

All registered voters are eligible to vote by mail.


1. Get the absentee ballot application

Download and print the absentee ballot request form, or use the online voter registration website to request an absentee ballot online.

Get the form


2. Fill out the application

Step 1 · Provide your name and birthday

Step 2 · Provide the address where you live

Step 3 · (Optional) Fill in your county and political party to receive absentee ballots for primary elections

Step 4 · Indicate if you want to permanently receive absentee ballots or list a date when you want to be removed from the absentee voter list. For example, “after the 2016 general election.”

Step 5 · Provide the address where you want your absentee ballot mailed

Step 6 · Indicate if you’re an overseas citizen, an overseas military voter, or a domestic military voter

Step 7 · Sign and date the application


3. Send the application

Mail the signed and completed form to your county clerk so it’s received by Nov 3.


4. Vote
  • Once you receive your ballot, follow the instructions to fill out the ballot and return envelope
  • Attach a copy of accepted ID, if required
  • Your completed absentee ballot must be postmarked and mailed to the address on the ballot return envelope no later than Nov 7
  • Check the status of your ballot on vote.utah.gov
Mail absentee ballot by
November 7

Vote early
Oct 25–Nov 4

In person early voting is available in most counties. Contact your county clerk to confirm early voting dates and locations in your area.


Vote on Election Day
November 8

Voting locations are open from 7 AM–8 PM. If you’re in line at your voting location by 8 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Utah. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at a Utah address by Oct 9
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Not be in jail or prison for a felony

In person ID requirements

Bring one of the following with you to vote early and on Election Day:

  • Utah driver’s license
  • Utah ID card
  • ID issued by Utah or a federal government agency
  • Utah permit to carry a concealed weapon
  • US passport
  • Tribal ID card, even if it doesn’t include your photo

If you don’t have a photo ID you can bring any two of the following with you to vote:

  • A utility bill or copy of a utility bill dated on or after Aug 10
  • A bank or other financial account statement or copy of a statement
  • A certified birth certificate
  • A Social Security card
  • A check issued by the state or federal government or a copy of a check
  • A paycheck from your employer or a copy of a paycheck
  • A Utah hunting or fishing license
  • A US military ID card
  • Certified naturalization documents, but not a green card
  • A certified copy of court records showing your adoption or name change
  • A Bureau of Indian Affairs card
  • A tribal treaty card
  • A Medicaid or Medicare or Electronic Benefits Transfer card;
  • An ID card issued by a local government within Utah
  • An ID card issued by your employer
  • An ID card issued by a college, university, technical school or professional school within Utah
  • A current Utah vehicle registration

By mail ID requirements

Some voters may be required to provide ID with their mail ballot. If your ballot includes a notice from your County Clerk that ID is required, attach a copy of one of the following:

  • Utah driver’s license
  • Utah ID card
  • ID issued by Utah or a federal government agency
  • Utah permit to carry a concealed weapon
  • US passport
  • Tribal ID card, even if it doesn’t include your photo

If you don’t have a photo ID you can bring any two of the following with you to vote:

  • A utility bill or copy of a utility bill dated on or after Aug 10
  • A bank or other financial account statement or copy of a statement
  • A certified birth certificate
  • A Social Security card
  • A check issued by the state or federal government or a copy of a check
  • A paycheck from your employer or a copy of a paycheck
  • A Utah hunting or fishing license
  • A US military ID card
  • Certified naturalization documents, but not a green card
  • A certified copy of court records showing your adoption or name change
  • A Bureau of Indian Affairs card
  • A tribal treaty card
  • A Medicaid or Medicare or Electronic Benefits Transfer card;
  • An ID card issued by a local government within Utah
  • An ID card issued by your employer
  • An ID card issued by a college, university, technical school or professional school within Utah

Frequently Asked Questions

YES! You can use the Utah Absentee Ballot Application to apply for permanent absentee voter status — simply check off the box. Once you’re approved, Utah will automatically send you an absentee ballot for each eligible election. This is a great way to make sure you never miss another election!
You do not need to provide ID if you’ve voted in person at Utah once. If you are a first-time voter and you did not include a copy of your photo ID or your proof of residency with your voter registration form, include it with your Absentee Ballot Application. Include a copy of a one valid form of photo identification that shows your name and Utah address (ex: Utah license, Utah state ID card, US passport or Military ID), or two different documents that show your name and Utah address (current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document).
If you are hospitalized or otherwise confined to a medical or long-term care institution after the deadline for filing an application for an absentee ballot, you may obtain an Emergency Absentee Ballot by contacting your County Clerk.You or your representative must return your voted absentee ballot to the election officer (either your County Clerk or your City Clerk or Recorder, depending on the year) before the polls close on election day.