Follow These Tips To Make Your Vote Count
- Bring correct (and current) identification to your polling place Utah law requires valid photo identification (driver’s license from Utah or any state, U.S. passport, tribal ID card) to vote.
You can also show two different forms of identification that record your name and address, like a student ID card, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, certified birth certificate, valid Utah hunting or fishing license, Medicaid, Medicare or EBT card, or Utah vehicle registration. Bills and paystubs must be dated within 90 days of the current election.
- Re-register if you’ve recently moved or changed your name If you’ve moved into a new voting precinct, your name won’t appear in your new area until you update your address.
Ensure that your registration is current and accurate by going to the Utah Voter Registration website (https://secure.utah.gov/voterreg). Plug in your street address, Utah driver’s license number, and date-of-birth to verify your registration. Or call your county clerk’s office.
- Ask for a provisional ballot Whether you forgot your photo ID, didn’t update your new address, or showed up at the wrong polling place, you always have the right to cast a provisional ballot.
These are real ballots that will be reviewed after Election Day and counted when verified. Poll workers are supposed to give you a provisional ballot in these situations, but sometimes you need to demand one.
Most counties in Utah will use vote-by-mail this year. Mail-in ballots will be sent out in early October and must be returned by the Monday before Election Day. Tip: You can mail back your ballot without a stamp—every county will cover the cost of postage whether it is pre-paid or not.