Requirements to vote:
18 years old on or by Election Day.
Resident of Utah for at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
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 judged “mentally incompetent” in a court of law.
How do I register?
In the state of Utah, you can register to vote online, via mail, in person, or at the polling place on Election Day.
To register online, go to https://secure.utah.gov/voterreg/login.html?selection=REGISTER. You must have a valid Utah driver's license or Utah ID to register online, and your address on file at the DMV must match the one on your application. If your addresses do not match, you must first update it at the DMV. If you do not have either, you can register via mail.
The deadline to register online is 7 days before Election Day.
To register via mail, fill out a registration form and mail it to your county clerk. You can find the form at: https://elections.utah.gov/Media/Default/Forms/Utah%20Voter%20Registration%20Form.pdf. You can find your county clerk’s office at: https://voteinfo.utah.gov/county-clerk-contact-information/
Your form must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
To register in person, go to your county clerk’s office.
The deadline to register in person is 7 days before Election Day.
To register at the polling place on Election Day, you will be asked to complete a provisional ballot and must show identification and proof of residence (e.g. a recent utility bill).
You do not have to register with a party to vote in either a primary or a general election. Utah allows parties to designate who can vote on their ballots. The Democratic party allows both voters registered as Democrats and unaffiliated voters to vote in their primary. On the other hand, the Republican party has a closed primary, meaning that only voters registered as Republican can vote on their ballot.
If you have moved or legally changed your name, your address must match what’s on file for the Driver License Division in order to register online. You must update your DLD address before registering to vote online. If your address isn’t current, you can still use the online voter registration system but you must print out the form with the correct address, sign it, and mail it. You can update your name through the online voter registration portal.
Can I pre-register?
You can pre-register if you are 16 or 17 years old, so long as you’ll be 18 by Election Day.
You can also vote in the primary if you’re 17 years old as long as you’ll be 18 by the General Election.