Utah Absentee Ballot Guide

Last updated March 22, 2016
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Important Deadlines

  • Voter Registration: Postmarked 30 days before the election (by mail). Received 15 days before the election (in person and online)
  • Absentee Ballot Application: Received by the Thursday before the election
  • Voted Absentee Ballot: Postmarked by the day before the election

How to vote by absentee ballot

Register to vote

Recommended: If you have a valid Utah driver's license or state ID card, use Utah's online voter registration tool.

You can also use our Voter Registration Tool.  Enter your information, print and sign the completed form, and mail it to the address printed on the form.

Verify your voter registration

It's best to verify your voter registration before applying for your absentee ballot.  If there's a problem with your registration, register again before proceeding.

NOTE: Most people receive their voter registration cards in the mail 2-3 weeks after registering to vote. Don't worry if you lost or never received it. You don't actually need your voter registration card to vote.

Apply for your absentee ballot

Good news! Any registered Utah voter may vote by absentee ballot.

If you have a valid Utah driver's license or state ID card, use Utah's online registration tool to register as an absentee voter.

You can also download and complete the Utah Absentee Ballot Application. For absentee voting in statewide general and primary elections (held in even-numbered years), your application should be filed by mail or in person with your County Clerk.  For municipal primary and general elections (held in odd numbered years), your application should be filed by mail or in person with your City Clerk or Recorder (click on the "member directory" link on the left).

Receive, complete, and return your absentee ballot

The ballot is pretty straightforward.  Complete all required sections and sign where indicated.  If someone helped you read or fill out the ballot, have your ballot notarized or signed by a witness.  Mail your completed ballot back to the address printed on the form.  Your ballot must be postmarked the day before the election.

Additional Information

Utah Elections Website: www.elections.utah.gov
Email: elections@utah.gov
Local Election Officials: Your Local Election Official is the best person to contact if you have questions.  They'll be able to provide up-to-date information on rules and deadlines. 


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