How to Register to Vote in Utah
This article describes how to register to vote in Utah. Utah offers online voter registration. You can register to vote by mail in Utah by printing a copy of the National Voter Registration Form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.
Register to vote in Utah In-person
- You can also register to vote in person. The deadline to register to vote in person is Tuesday, October 30. Contact your local election officefor information on when and where to register to vote.
- You can also register to vote and cast a ballot in person on Election Day.
- Learn more by visiting the Lieutenant Governor for Utahor contacting your local election official.
Who can vote
- To register in Utah you must be a citizen of the United States and have resided in Utah for 30 days immediately before the next election
- And, be at least 18 years old on or before the next election
- Should not be a convicted felon currently incarcerated for commission of a felony
- Must not be convicted of treason or crime against the elective franchise, unless restored to civil rights
- In addition, not be found to be mentally incompetent by a court of law
Register to vote in Utah Online
- Utah offers online voter registration.
- You should know: you need a Utah ID to use Utah’s online voter registration system. The address on the ID needs to match the address where you’re registering to vote. If you don’t have a Utah-issued ID, you can still register to vote by mail.
- You can register online until Tuesday, October 30.
Register to vote in Utah By-mail voter registration
- Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- Box 6 – ID Number: Your completed voter registration form must contain your Utah-issued driver’s license number or nonoperating identification number. If you do not have a driver’s license or nonoperating identification, you must include the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have a driver’s license or a nonoperating identification or a Social Security number, please write “NONE” on the form. A unique identifying number will be assigned by the State.
- Box 7 – Choice of Party: Utah requires that you register with a party to participate in partisan primary elections. You should register with the party whose primary you would like to vote in. However some parties allow unaffiliated voters to participate in their primary elections.
- Box 8 – Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
- Review the “Who can vote?” section above and check that you’re eligible.
- Sign the form.
- Send the completed form to your local election official. To register by mail, the form must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 9.
Military and overseas voters Register to vote in Utah
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:
- 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.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
- 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. By mail is Tuesday, October 9. And, in person is Tuesday, October 30.
- You can also register and vote on Election Day.
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