Are you prepared for Election Day? Tomorrow, Oct. 31, is when mail-in ballots will be sent out. Whether you prefer to vote early, by mail, or in-person — here are more of the important dates, deadlines, and info you should know before Nov. 21.
Oct. 31: Vote-by-mail ballots mailed
Nov. 7: In-person early voting begins
Nov. 13: Last day to register
Nov 20: Last day to postmark mail-in ballots
Nov. 21: General election
What’s on the Ballot?
There are municipal elections happening throughout Salt Lake County and the rest of the state. Check your county clerk’s websites for more information. For example, Salt Lake City is holding a general election for mayor and city council (Districts 2, 4, 6, and 7). Don’t know your district? There’s a map for that.
What You Need To Register
To register to vote in Utah you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Utah for at least 30 days before the election, and at least 18 years old on or before Election Day. You can register to vote online, by mail, or in-person.
In order to register online, you must have a current driver’s license or state ID.
Print, fill out, and mail in your registration form. You can also scan and email the form. A physical signature is required (no electronic signatures).
To register in person, visit the Salt Lake County Clerk’s office Monday-Friday (closed holidays) at 2001 S. State Street, S1-200. You can also do same-day registration on Nov. 21 during polling hours (7 a.m.-8 p.m.) at an Election Day Vote Center. Bring a valid photo ID and proof of residency.
Vote By Mail
If you do not receive your mail-in ballot by Nov. 14, contact the Salt Lake County Clerk immediately at 385-468-7400 or email@example.com. There are three ways to vote by mail:
- If mailing, ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 20 or earlier.
- Drop your ballot off at a drop box location up until 8 p.m. on Election Day.
- Drop your ballot off at any Election Day Vote Center. Open 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. on Nov. 21.