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How to Vote in Utah’s 2024 Elections

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Important Dates and Election Information

Key dates

  • Democratic presidential primary: Tuesday, March 5
  • Republican presidential caucus: Tuesday, March 5
  • State primary: Tuesday, June 25
  • General election: Tuesday, Nov. 5

Voting at a glance

  • Voting by mail: Active registered Democrats will automatically be sent a ballot by mail for the presidential primary. Voting by mail is not available for the Republican presidential caucus, unless you are a military or overseas voter.
  • Voting at the polls: Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the Democratic presidential primary. The Republican presidential caucus takes place at precinct locations from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Voters Across The Country Head To The Polls For The Midterm Elections
Voters walk into a voting center in Provo.

Voting in Utah

What to know about recent changes

  • The Republican Party will not participate in Utah’s state-run presidential primary in 2024. Instead, it will hold a presidential preference poll at its neighborhood caucus meetings on Tuesday, March 5. See below for information on how to vote in the caucus.
  • The deadline for changing your party affiliation before the state and presidential primary or caucus was Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 5 p.m.

Redistricting in 2021 changed the state’s legislative and U.S. congressional district boundaries and may affect which candidates appear on your ballot. Litigation over the redrawn congressional maps is ongoing. Check back for updates.

Voter registration

Register to vote online, by mail, by email or in person.

  • 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.  

Your registration form must be received by the county clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23.

Registering to vote on Election Day

Democratic presidential primary
Utah offers same-day voter registration during early voting and on Election Day, but you’ll need to vote with a provisional ballot and show two forms of ID. If you have questions, contact your county clerk’s office or the lieutenant governor’s office at elections@utah.gov or 801-538-1041.

Republican presidential caucus
If you are a new or unaffiliated voter, you may register as a Republican on or before the night of the caucus to participate.

Primary/caucus voting and party affiliation

Utah allows political parties to choose whether to open or close their primaries to unaffiliated voters and those registered with a different party.

The Democratic Party allows anyone to cast ballots in its presidential and state primaries, but you must be a registered Democrat to automatically receive a ballot in the mail.

To vote in the Republican presidential caucus or state primary, you must be a registered Republican with residency in the state.

The deadline to change your party affiliation to vote in the primary or caucus was Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Ways to vote

Requesting a mail/absentee ballot 

Democratic presidential primary 
If you’re an active registered Democrat, you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail for the presidential primary. Other voters who want to participate must request a ballot from their county clerk. You can confirm your registration status at Vote.Utah.gov.

County clerks will mail ballots no later than Tuesday, Feb. 27. Contact your clerk’s office if you haven’t received your ballot shortly after that date.

If you haven’t voted in the past two general elections or are otherwise deemed inactive, you'll need to update your voter registration online or contact your county clerk’s office. Find more information about voting by mail at Vote.Utah.gov.


Republican presidential caucus
You may vote by absentee ballot if you have a scheduling conflict or a physical disability. Print your ballot from the Utah Republican Party’s website once ballots are available. Visit the Utah GOP website for more information.

Returning your mail/absentee ballot

Democratic presidential primary
Return your ballot by mail or in person.

  • By mail: Ballots must be sent to your county clerk’s office and postmarked by Monday, March 4, the day before the primary. Instructions will come with your ballot. Postage is required, but some counties provide prepaid postage. Check with your county clerk’s office.
  • In person: Hand-deliver your ballot to your county clerk’s office during business hours or drop it off in a secure drop box or any voting location in your county by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, March 5. Visit Vote.Utah.gov to find drop boxes near you, or check with your county clerk. 

Track your ballot through Vote.Utah.gov. Or sign up at BallotTrax to get status notifications. You can also call 801-538-1041 or email elections@utah.gov for help.

Military and overseas voters follow different procedures and deadlines.

Find more information about voting by mail at Vote.Utah.gov.

Republican presidential caucus
Seal your completed ballot in an envelope, sign the back and drop it off at your caucus location or give it to another registered Republican in your precinct to deliver to the caucus on your behalf. You’ll need to give that person a photocopy of your government-issued ID, such as a Utah driver’s license.

Military and overseas voters follow different procedures and deadlines. The Utah Republican Party has more information.

Voting in person before Election Day

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

Republican presidential caucus
Early voting is not available.

Voting at the polls on Election Day

Democratic presidential primary
Polling place information for the primary will be listed on your county clerk’s website and at Vote.Utah.gov. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you are in line before the polls close, you’ll be allowed to vote.

Republican presidential caucus
The caucus begins at 7 p.m. and will last until 9 p.m., but voters can check in starting at 6 p.m. Locations will be available on the Utah GOP website starting in February. Find more information on the Utah GOP website.

Voter ID requirements on Election Day 

Democratic presidential primary 
If you’re registered to vote, you will only need to provide ID when voting in person for the primaries. You must provide one primary form of valid ID that includes your name and photograph or two forms of ID that, when combined, prove your name and current address, such as a recent utility bill and a bank statement. Find a full list of acceptable forms of ID at Vote.Utah.gov.

Republican presidential caucus
If you’re voting in the Republican presidential caucus, bring a government-issued photo ID.

Voting with a disability 

Democratic presidential primary
If you have a disability, you may vote in the primary by mail or request an email or fax ballot through your county clerk’s office.

If you prefer to vote in person, polling locations have accessible voting machines. Inform a poll worker when you arrive if you’d like to use one.

If you need help casting your ballot, you can ask a poll worker or choose someone else to assist you, as long as that person is not your employer, a trade union representative or a candidate.

Learn more about accessible voting at Utah.gov.

Republican presidential caucus
If you have a physical disability and can’t attend the caucus, you may give your ballot to another registered Republican in your precinct to bring to the caucus on your behalf. You’ll need to give that person a copy of your government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license.

The caucuses are held in public buildings, which must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information about accessibility or to request special accommodations, contact your precinct chair or county party chair.

More information about candidates

Key races

  • U.S. President
  • U.S. House: four seats
  • U.S. Senate: one seat
  • Governor 
  • State House: all 75 seats
  • State Senate: 15 seats

Go to Vote.Utah.gov to see a list of candidates on your ballot, and their profiles, when available.

Editor’s note: This guide was updated on Jan. 31, 2024, with new information about voting in the 2024 elections.

Natalie Missakian covers federal and state policy and writes AARP’s Fighting for You Every Day blog. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Haven Register and daily newspapers in Ohio. Her work has also appeared in the AARP Bulletin, the Hartford Business Journal and other publications.

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