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How to Vote in Utah's 2022 Elections

En español | Utah’s Nov. 8 general election will decide races for the U.S. Senate and House, the Utah legislature, state treasurer and other offices. 

Essential info:

  • Voting by mail: All active registered voters in Utah will automatically receive a ballot in the mail.   
  • Early in-person voting: Early in-person voting is available in all counties, but the window of availability may range from four days to two weeks. Check with your county clerk’s office to confirm availability.   
  • In-person voting on Election Day: The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  
Voters Across The Country Head To The Polls For The Midterm Elections
Voters walk into a voting center in Provo.


What's new this year?

A redistricting plan may affect the boundaries of your district and which candidates run there.  

What races are on the ballot and who's running?

  • U.S. Senate: incumbent Mike Lee (R), Evan McMullin (I)
  • U.S. House: all four seats
    • 1st District: incumbent Blake Moore (R), Rick Jones (D) 
    • 2nd District: incumbent Chris Stewart (R), Nick Mitchell (D), Jay McFarland (UU) 
    • 3rd District: incumbent John Curtis (R), Glenn Wright (D)
    • 4th District: incumbent Burgess Owens (R ), Darlene McDonald (D), January Walker (UU)
  • State Senate: 15 of 29 seats  
  • State House: all 75 seats 


How do I register to vote?

  • Online: Go to Utah’s voter registration website to register or update your information, including your mailing address. A valid Utah driver’s license or state-issued ID is required.  

The deadline to get your registration to your county clerk is 5 p.m. on Oct. 28.  

If you miss the registration deadline, you can vote provisionally in person — and simultaneously get registered to vote — at an early voting location or on Election Day, but you will be required to present two forms of identification.  

Should you have any questions about registering to vote, contact your county clerk’s office. Or reach out to the lieutenant governor’s office at elections@utah.gov or 801-538-1041. 

How can I get a mail ballot? Are there important deadlines?

If you’re an active registered voter, you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail. Confirm your status on the Vote.Utah.gov page. If you’ve been inactive – for example, if you haven’t voted in the last two general elections or if voter election mail sent to you is returned to the clerk’s office – you will need to request a mail ballot.  

If you’re requesting a ballot or want your ballot sent to an alternative mailing address, be sure to update your voter registration information online or reach out to your county clerk’s office for assistance no later than — and preferably before — 5 p.m. on Nov. 1. 

County clerks will start mailing out ballots on Oct. 18. 

You can return your completed ballot in several ways. 

  • By mail: Ballots must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 7. Postage is included in some counties. For others, election mail should be sent first class.
  • In person: Bring your ballot to a drop box or hand-deliver it to your county clerk’s office up until 8 p.m. on Election Day. County clerks must notify election officials of their drop box locations 19 days before the election. Secure drop box locations will appear in the “How can I vote?” section at Vote.Utah.gov. Or check with your county clerk’s office for locations near you. 


Can I track my mail ballot?

Yes, through Vote.Utah.gov. Or sign up at BallotTrax to get status notifications by phone, text or email. You can also call 801-538-1041 or email elections@utah.gov for help.

Can I vote in person before Election Day?

Yes. Each county is required to hold at least four days of early voting, and some will offer it for two weeks. Contact your county clerk’s office for details.  

When is Election Day? When are polls open?

The state’s general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

Polling place information will be listed on your county clerk’s website and in the “How can I vote?” section at Vote.Utah.gov.  

Do I need identification to vote?

If you’re already registered to vote, you’ll only need to provide ID if you vote in person. You must provide one valid primary form of ID that includes your name and photograph, or two forms of ID that, when combined, show your name and current address. 

Acceptable forms of primary ID cannot be expired and include: 

  • Utah driver’s license 
  • ID card issued by the state or federal government 
  • Utah concealed carry permit 
  • U.S. passport 
  • Tribal ID card (no photo required) 

A full list of other forms of acceptable ID, as long as you present two of them, is on the Vote.Utah.gov website. Together the two forms of ID should prove your name and your current address. Some examples include: 

  • Recent utility bill 
  • Bank statement 
  • Current military ID card 
  • Certified birth certificate 
  • Valid Social Security card 
  • Current Utah vehicle registration 
  • Check issued by the state or federal government 

Editor’s note: This guide was updated on June 29, 2022, after the primaries and with information about the general election. The guide was first published on July 31, 2020.
 
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