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Utah Voting Quick Facts

Who Can Register to vote in Utah

You may register to vote in the State of Utah if you are:

  • A United States citizen;
  • At least 18 years-old on or before the next election.
  • A resident of Utah for at least 30 days before the election. An applicant is considered a resident of Utah if he or she has his principal place of residence within Utah and intends to continue to reside within Utah indefinitely.

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How Do I Register To Vote in Utah

Voting At The Polls On Election Day


In order to vote in Utah, you need valid voter I.D.

This is either a form of identification that bears the name and photograph of the voter or two forms of identification that bear the name of the voter and provide evidence of the voter’s residence,

In Utah, these forms of identification include:

  • A currently valid Utah driver license;
  • A currently valid ID card issued by the state or a branch, department, or agency of the United States;
  • A currently valid Utah permit to carry a concealed weapon;
  • A valid tribal ID card, whether or not the card includes a photograph of the voter.

TWO forms of identification that bear the name of the voter and provide evidence that the voter resides in the voting precinct, which may include:

  • A current utility bill or copy thereof dated within 90 days before the election;
  • A bank or other financial account statement, or legible copy thereof;
  • A certified birth certificate;
  • A valid Social Security card;
  • A check issued by the state or federal government or legible copy thereof;
  • A paycheck from the voter’s employer, or legible copy thereof
  • A currently valid U.S. military ID card;
  • Certified naturalization documents (NOT a green card);
  • A certified copy of court records showing the voter’s adoption or name change;
  • A Bureau of Indian Affairs card;
  • A tribal treaty card;
  • A valid Medicaid or Medicare or Electronic Benefits Transfer card;
  • A currently valid ID card issued by a local government within the state;
  • A currently valid ID card issued by an employer;
  • A currently valid ID card issued by a college, university, technical school or professional school within the state; or
  • A current Utah vehicle registration.

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Who Can Vote in Primary Elections in Utah

Both Democrats and Republicans hold Open Primaries

Utah GOP runs closed caucus. Utah Democrats run an open caucus

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Who Can Vote Absentee in Utah

How can I obtain an absentee ballot?

  • A separate absentee ballot application must be filled out for each election unless you become a permanent absentee voter. To become a permanent absentee voter, check 'Yes' in the permanent absentee section of the application.
  • All completed absentee ballot application forms should be filed with the appropriate election officer [County Clerk's Office] no later than the Friday before election day(November 2,2012).
  • Military and overseas ballots will be mailed by September 22, 2012; all other by-mail ballots will be mailed by October 9, 2012

Overseas and Military Voters

  • Many counties in Utah are participating in a Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) pilot program in association with Everyone Counts that allows military and overseas voters to use an online ballot marking tool
  • For information on obtaining an absentee ballot application check

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Poll Hours: 7:00 AM- 8:00 PM

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. mountain time on Election Day.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is, you can use to view the elected officials, view the sample ballot, candidate profiles and issue information or locate a polling place.

Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

NO: Utah does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes

Employees who do not have 3 consecutive hours when not required to be at work during the hours polls are open are entitled to up to 2 paid hours leave to vote. The employee must request leave before Election Day. The employer can set the time for leave, but employee requests for leave at the beginning or end of work hours shall be granted.

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