Utah Election Information

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Upcoming Elections in Your State

2014 Primary Election: June 24, 2014

2014 General Election: November 4, 2014

For more information, visit the Utah Lieutenant Governor Elections website.

Other Important Election Information

On November 5, 2013, polls are open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Early Voting for the General Election is open during the following days:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - Saturday, October 26, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013 - Friday, November 1, 2013

Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Find your polling place and look at your sample ballot online

REGISTER TO VOTE HERE

Registration Deadlines

2014 Primary Election: May 27, 2014

2014 General Election: October 6, 2014

Mail in voter registration forms must be postmarked by October 6, 2014. In order to be eligible to participate in early voting, voters must be registered to vote at least 30 days prior to the election.

Identification Required for Registration

The last four digits of your social security number

Your Driver's License or State Identification number

How to Check Registration

Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE

You can check your registration by contacting your County Clerk's Office.  You can find your County Clerk's Office here

If You Want to Vote Early

Early Voting for the General Election is open during the following days:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - Saturday, October 26, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013 - Friday, November 1, 2013

The polls will be open for at least 4 hours each day. You must present either one form of photo identification with your name, or two forms of non-photo identification with your name and address on each. 

You must be registered to qualify for Early Voting.

Check with your local CountyClerk's office for information on dates, times, and locations.  A directory of CountyClerk's offices can be found here.

If You Want to Vote Absentee

Anyone who is registered to vote may vote absentee.

You must apply for an absentee ballot:

  • Mail:  You must submit an application to yourCountyClerkand it must be received by Friday before the election.  If you are overseas, the application must be received no later than 20 days before the election.
  • Returning the Ballot:  For regular absentee voting, the ballot must be received no later than the Friday before the election
  • If you are hospitalized or otherwise confined to a medical or long-term care institution, then you may apply for an absentee ballot after the deadline to apply, and the ballot must be submitted to the Clerk before the polls close on Election Day.
  • You can find your local CountyClerk's Office here

You can request and absentee ballot here.

A valid voter ID is now required to vote inUtah.

Present One (1) of the following forms of ID that bears the name and photograph of the voter:

  • Currently valid Utah Driver's License
  • A currently valid identification card issued by:
    • The State of Utah
    • A branch, department, or agency of theUnited States
  • A currently valid Utah permit to carry a concealed weapon
  • A valid United States passport
  • A valid Tribal Identification Card, whether or not the card includes a photograph of the voter

OR

Present Two (2) of the following forms of identification that bears the name of the voter and provides evidence that the voter resides within the voting precinct:

  • Current utility bill or a legible copy (dated within 90 before the election)
  • A bank or other financial account statement, or legible copy
  • A certified birth certificate
  • A valid social security card
  • A check issued by the state or the federal government, or legible copy thereof
  • A paycheck from the voter's employer, or a legible copy
  • A valid Utah Hunting or Fishing license
  • A currently validUnited Statesmilitary I.D. card
  • Certified naturalization documentation
  • A valid license issued by an authorized agency of the United States
  • A certified copy of court records showing the voter's adoption or name change
  • A Bureau of Indian Affairs card
  • A tribal treaty Card
  • Valid Medicaid card, Medicare card, or Electronic Benefits Transfer Card
  • A currently valid identification card issued by:
    • A local government within the State ofUtah
    • An employer for an employee
    • A college, university, technical school, or professional school located within the State ofUtah

Voters who do not present proper identification at the polls, may vote using a provisional ballot, however the provisional ballot will not count unless they provide valid voter identification to the election official within 5 days after the election. Check the status of your provisional ballot online.

If you moved and want to vote at the polling place for your new address, you must re-register to vote by the deadlines listed above.

If you moved or changed your address within Utah and are registered for the upcoming election at your old address, you will be able to cast a provisional ballot at the polling place for your new address.  In order for a provisional ballot to count as a vote, you must show photo identification and proof of your current residence.  If the poll worker can verify that you are registered and you are voting at the correct new precinct, then your vote will count.

Completed military/overseas ballots must be received by the elections officer not later than the close of the polls; or, if received after the polls close, it must have been submitted for mailing or electronic transmission not later than 12:01 a.m. at the place where the voter completes the ballot, on the date of the election.

Military and overseas citizens can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), also known as Standard Form 76, to register to vote and to request an absentee ballot.  Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program's (FVAP) Utah-specific FPCA page.

Military and overseas citizens can send and receive voting materials by fax and email.  If you wish to use the fax or email options, you must indicate this on your FPCA.  Instructions for doing so are found on the FVAP's Utah-specific FPCA page.

Military and overseas citizens can use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) if they are concerned with receiving their printed ballot and returning it by the 7:00 p.m., Election Day deadline.  The FWAB is a blank ballot on which voters write-in their choices.  The FWAB may also be used  to register to vote and to apply for the absentee ballot, all in one step.  If the FWAB is being used to register to vote, it must be received by the voter registration deadline.  For specific instructions, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program's Utah-specific FWAB page.

Have questions or need more information? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)

Felons are able to register and vote after they complete their sentences.

For more informationr click here to read the Utah State Election Code.

FAQ

Manual

Voter Checklist

For more information for voters with mental disabilities, visit The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and National Disability Rights Network’s document: “Voting Rights Guide for People with Mental Disabilities

For more information for student voters, visit the Utah Student Voting Guide from the Brennan Center for Justice.

Information provided by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights


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