Information for Voters with Disabilities
To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the June 30, 2020 Primary Election will be conducted primarily by mail, and regular polling locations may not be available in your county. Despite these changes, your county clerk must provide voters with disabilities with a method of accessible voting.
If you are unable to vote by mail, your county clerk will provide instructions along with your mail ballot about other accessible methods of voting that you may use. You can also contact your county clerk’s office or visit your county clerk’s website for more information.
Below are some options that voters with disabilities have to cast a ballot securely and secretly, but your county may offer additional options. Please contact your county clerk’s office for more information.
(1) Vote by mail
If you receive a mail ballot for the Primary Election, you must postmark your ballot on or before Election Day, June 30, 2020. You can also drop your ballot off at a drop box location before 8:00 pm on Election Day. Find drop box locations near you.
(2) Vote via email or fax
Utah law allows voters with disabilities to send and receive ballots via email or fax. You may request an email or fax ballot by submitting a paper application (link to paper application). Your application must be received by your county clerk by Friday, June 19, 2020.
Utah County is currently conducting a pilot project that allows voters with disabilities to cast their vote using a smartphone app. If you are registered to vote in Utah County, contact the county clerk’s office for more information.
(3) Vote at a drive-up voting location (available in select counties only)
To prevent the spread of coronavirus, some counties are offering limited drive-up voting locations on Election Day. This allows you to remain in your vehicle and vote. Find out if your county is offering drive-up voting locations.
Please note that your county clerk may cancel drive-up voting or close a drive-up voting station without prior notice if the county clerk determines that cancellation is necessary to protect the public health and welfare. If you wait to vote until election day to vote, you assume the risk that a drive-up voting station may close at any time.
(4) Vote at a polling location (available in San Juan County only)
To prevent the spread of coronavirus, regular polling locations in every county but San Juan County will be unavailable for the Primary Election. If you are registered to vote in San Juan County, your polling locations will have voting machines that offer accommodations for voters who have visual or hearing impairments. If you would like to use an accessible voting machine, inform a poll worker when you arrive. If you would like assistance while voting, you may ask a poll worker or choose any individual to assist you except for your employer, a trade union representative, or a candidate.
For more information about voting at home or at a polling location, refer to the videos below (links redirect to YouTube.com):