How to vote in Utah
Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Utah mails a ballot to every active registered voter a few weeks before the election. Keep an eye on the mailbox, and be sure to mail it back or drop it in a drop-box 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 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 (individuals who are 16 and 17 years of age may pre-register to vote; if a 17 year old will be 18 years of age on or before the upcoming general election, they may pre-register and vote in the primary election)
- not be a convicted felon currently incarcerated for commission of a felony
- *find more information on voting rights restoration here
Vote in person
Vote on election day
Voters registered in Utah can look up where to vote on Utah's site.
Utah voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
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 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; 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.
- If you are registering to vote at the polls on election day, you must provide a current and valid photo ID as well as proof of residency.
- Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot and must bring an ID to the elections office by the close of normal office hours on Monday after the date of the election.
Vote by mail
Utah conducts elections by mail. If you are registered to vote before 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 a drop box on Utah's site.
See what's on the ballot
Learn more about what will be on your ballot by visiting the Ballotpedia.
Get step-by-step help
TurboVote can help you start the absentee/mail-in ballot request process, send you election reminders, and more. If you’d like more help planning how to vote, we can walk you through the process!
Election Day registration
Utah does offer registration on Election Day.
Military and overseas voters
Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To do so:
- 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.
- Send the application to your election official.
- 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.
- Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it. Following are recommended return dates to make sure your ballot arrives at your election office on time:35 days before election - On a ship at sea: September 28, 202030 days before election - Outside of the US: October 2, 202011 days before the election - Stateside: October 23, 2020
- 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.
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 3, 2020.
- The deadline to register online is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020.
- The deadline for registering 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, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
- You can also register and vote on Election Day.
Election contact information for Utah
Utah State Capitol Complex 350 North State Street, Suite 220
Salt Lake City, UT 84114