How to vote in Utah

This guide contains information about the 2018 midterm election held on November 6. It may be out-of-date.
 
Election day is Tuesday, November 6. Utah allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Utah offers early voting.

Who can vote

To register in Utah you must:
  • 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
  • not be a convicted felon currently incarcerated for commission of a felony
  • not be convicted of treason or crime against the elective franchise, unless restored to civil rights
  • not be found to be mentally incompetent by a court of law

Vote in person

Vote on election day

Voters registered in Utah can look up where to vote on Utah's site or at GetToThePolls.com.

Vote early

Utah voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Tuesday, October 23 to Friday, November 2, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live. You can look up when and where to vote early at GetToThePolls.com.

What to bring

  • You will need to show ID to vote in Utah. You can show either ONE photo ID or TWO non-photo IDs.
  • Acceptable forms of photo ID include: Utah driver's license; ID card issued by the state or a branch, department, or agency of the United States; Utah permit to carry a concealed weapon; US passport; or a tribal ID card (doesn't need photo). Non-photo IDs should show your name and address. Acceptable forms include: current utility bill dated within 90 days before the election; bank or other financial account statement; certified birth certificate; Social Security card; a check issued by the state or federal government; paycheck; Utah hunting or fishing license; US military ID card; certified naturalization documents, but not a green card; a certified copy of court records showing your adoption or name change; Bureau of Indian Affairs card; a tribal treaty card; Medicaid or Medicare or Electronic Benefits Transfer card; ID card issued by a local government within Utah; ID card issued by your employer; ID card issued by a college, university, technical school or professional school within Utah; or a current Utah vehicle registration.
  • Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot or a county clerk can verify your identity and residence if you fail to provide valid ID.

Vote by mail

  1. Request your mail-in ballot with a mail ballot application.
  2. Fill out the application completely.
  3. Submit the request to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Tuesday, October 30.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.

See what's on the ballot

Learn more about what will be on your ballot at GetToThePolls.com or Ballotpedia.

Get step-by-step help

TurboVote can help you fill out your ballot request form, send you election reminders, and more. If you'd like more help planning how to vote, we can walk you through the process!

Military and overseas voters

Active-duty military, their families, and voters living outside the US can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To do so:
  1. 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.
  2. Send the application to your election official.
  3. 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.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
  5. 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.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program – FVAP.gov offers additional information on military and overseas voting in Utah.

Check your voter registration status

You can look up your voter registration record and verify that your information is correct using Utah's voter registration lookup tool.

Dates and deadlines

  • Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
  • The deadline to register online is Tuesday, October 30.
  • The deadline for registering to vote by mail is Tuesday, October 9.
  • The deadline to register to vote in person is Tuesday, October 30.
  • The early voting period runs from Tuesday, October 23 to Friday, November 2, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
  • The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Tuesday, October 30.
  • You can also register and vote on Election Day.

Election contact information for Utah

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

Phone Number:
(801) 538-1041