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Upcoming Elections in Utah

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General Election Day
Voter Registration deadline - By Mail: Last day to register to vote by mailing a registration form. October 11,2016
Last day for county clerks to mail ballots to voters: Absentee and vote by mail ballots are mailed to voters. October 18,2016
Early Voting/Absentee Voting By Mail begins : Early voting begins. October 25,2016
Voter Registration deadline - Electronic (online): Last day to register to vote online at or at a county clerk\'s office. November 1,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Last day to request an absentee/mail ballot. November 3,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Early voting ends. November 4,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Electoral College Election
December 19, 2016

Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes

Employees who do not have 3 consecutive hours when not required to be at work during the hours polls are open are entitled to up to 2 paid hours leave to vote. The employee must request leave before Election Day. The employer can set the time for leave, but employee requests for leave at the beginning or end of work hours shall be granted.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

In order to vote in Utah, you need valid voter I.D.

This is either a form of identification that bears the name and photograph of the voter or two forms of identification that bear the name of the voter and provide evidence of the voter’s residence,

In Utah, these forms of identification include:

  • A currently valid Utah driver license;
  • A currently valid ID card issued by the state or a branch, department, or agency of the United States;
  • A currently valid Utah permit to carry a concealed weapon;
  • A valid tribal ID card, whether or not the card includes a photograph of the voter.

TWO forms of identification that bear the name of the voter and provide evidence that the voter resides in the voting precinct, which may include:

  • A current utility bill or copy thereof dated within 90 days before the election;
  • A bank or other financial account statement, or legible copy thereof;
  • A certified birth certificate;
  • A valid Social Security card;
  • A check issued by the state or federal government or legible copy thereof;
  • A paycheck from the voter’s employer, or legible copy thereof
  • A currently valid U.S. military ID card;
  • Certified naturalization documents (NOT a green card);
  • A certified copy of court records showing the voter’s adoption or name change;
  • A Bureau of Indian Affairs card;
  • A tribal treaty card;
  • A valid Medicaid or Medicare or Electronic Benefits Transfer card;
  • A currently valid ID card issued by a local government within the state;
  • A currently valid ID card issued by an employer;
  • A currently valid ID card issued by a college, university, technical school or professional school within the state; or
  • A current Utah vehicle registration.

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