Voter Registration in Utah
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.
When you apply for a driver license in Utah, you will be offered the opportunity to register to vote. The Utah Driver License Division (DLD) provides registration forms as a convenience for those who want to participate in the democratic process.
You can also register to vote in several other ways, including online and by mail. Read below for more information about voter registration, including forms and deadlines.
UT Voter Registration Eligibility
Most adults may vote, with these limitations:
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must 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.
Register to Vote in Utah
You can complete your Utah voter registration online, by mail, or in person. If you are eligible 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 can register to vote online as long as you have a Utah driver's license or ID card. Your address must also be current and up-to-date with the DLD. If you need to update your address, see our page Changing Your Address in Utah for more information.
Visit the Online Voter Registration website. You'll need to submit your registration at least 7 days before the next election you wish to participate in.
Additionally, you can register to vote at your local county clerk's office, public colleges or universities, and other approved locations. Make sure to register at least 30 days before the election in order to vote.
Military & Overseas Voter Registration
If you're serving in the U.S. armed forces, or you're a Utah citizen living or working overseas, the Federal Voting Assistance Program is available to help you exercise your right to vote.
You can use the Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Federal Post Card Application Form (Form 76) to:
- Register to vote.
- Change your voter information.
- Request an absentee ballot.
To fill out the FPCA, you have two options:
- Download the fillable form: Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Federal Post Card Application Form (Form 76).
- Use the FVAP's online assistant.
Print and submit the form to your local county elections office by mail, e-mail, or fax.
For more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program in Utah, please visit its website. The Utah Lieutenant Governor's office also provides access to a variety of other services that are aimed at helping military and overseas citizens with their voting needs.
Utah Online Voter Assistance Program
If your county is participating, you may be able to take advantage of Utah's online voting assistance program. This will let you receive and mark your ballot online. PLEASE NOTE that you will still have to print your ballot and submit it to your local county election office.
Absentee Registration & Voting
If you're currently out of your county or the state and aren't yet registered to vote, you can do so online or by mail. Refer to Register to Vote in Utah above for instructions.
If you ARE registered and you can't make it to the polls on Election Day, you can apply for an absentee ballot by completing the State of Utah Absentee Ballot Application (Rev. 2015) and mailing it to your county clerk's office no later than the Thursday before the election.
For more information about the absentee voting process, visit the state's section on absentee voting information.
Changing Your Voter Information
If you 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.
Visit the State Elections Office website for detailed information about registering to vote, upcoming elections, absentee ballots, and more.