2021 Municipal Primary Election Information

The August Primary Election is on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Click on a question below for more information.


1. Will I receive a ballot in the mail?

If you are an active registered voter, then yes, you will automatically receive a ballot in the mail. Click this link to check if you are an active registered voter.

Your county clerk will mail ballots between July 20, 2021. If you are registered to vote in San Juan County, your ballot may be mailed sooner. If you do not receive a ballot shortly after this time, immediately contact your county clerk’s office.


2. What is the deadline to register to vote?

Your voter registration must be received by your county clerk before 5:00 pm on Friday, July 30, 2021. However, you may register to vote at an early voting location or at a polling location on Election Day. Please know, you will need to bring two forms of identification with you. Click on the links below for more information:


3. Is voting by mail safe and secure?

Your county clerk uses various security and privacy measures to ensure that your mail ballot is secret and counted accurately. Watch this short video that explains the vote by mail process and these security measures:


4. Do I need a stamp for my mail ballot?

Some counties offer prepaid postage on your ballot envelope, and other counties do not. Refer to the instructions that are included in your ballot.

If your county does not offer prepaid postage and you cannot obtain a stamp, your county may offer drop box locations. To view drop box locations in your county, enter your address at this link. Another option is to place your ballot in the mail without postage, and the Postal Service will still deliver your ballot to your county clerk’s office.


5. Which municipalities are participating in the Municipal Alternative Voting Methods Pilot Project?

The following 23 municipalities have indicated their intent to participate in the Alternative Voting Methods Pilot Project: South Salt Lake, Magna, Bluffdale, Draper, Lehi, Payson, Riverton, Springville, Vineyard, Goshen, Newton, Woodland Hills, Genola, Sandy, Nibley City, Millcreek, Moab, River Heights City, Cottonwood Heights, Elk Ridge, Salt Lake City, Midvale, and Heber City.