Voter Registration in Utah
When you apply for a driver license in Utah, you will be offered the opportunity to register to vote. The Driver License Division provides registration forms as a convenience for those who want to participate in the democratic process (or want to at least have the right to gripe about an election's outcome).
Registering to vote is easy and empowers you to have as much say as anyone else about your laws and leaders―countywide, statewide, and at the federal level.
Most adults may vote, with these limitations:
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must be a resident of Utah for at least 30 days before the next election and be 18 years old on or before the next election.
- Imprisoned felons lose their right to vote until they are paroled, put on probation, or serve their time.
Your voter registration is valid for life, as long as you don't move or change your name, so there is no need to reregister before every election. If you do move or change your name, simply complete a new voter registration form. You may do the same if you change your party affiliation―though you do not need to declare a party affiliation in order to vote.
If you qualify to vote, your clerk will then mail you a voter registration card that tells you where your polling station is (you must vote at your assigned polling station).
You may register to vote at any time. However, if there is a particular election coming up that you want to vote in, your voter registration form must be postmarked no later than 30 days before that election if you mail it in. If you miss that deadline, you're not out of luck―you may register in person at your county clerk's office on the 15th and 18th day before the election.
Visit the State Elections Office website for detailed information about registering to vote, upcoming elections, absentee ballots, and more.
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