Learn about voting by mail

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1. Will I receive a mail ballot for the 2019 election?

Contact your municipal clerk or recorder to find out whether you will receive a mail ballot in 2019.

If you received a mail ballot for the 2018 election, there is a possibility that your municipality does not conduct a by-mail election for the 2019 election. If this is the case, you will need to request a mail ballot.

2. How do I request a mail ballot?

If your municipality is holding a by-mail election, you do not need to request a mail ballot. However, if your municipality is not holding a vote by-mail election in 2019, you can request a mail ballot by:

  • Filling out a paper application and then mail or deliver it to your county clerk. Your clerk must receive it by October 29, 2019.
  • Filling out an online application at voter.utah.gov. A valid Utah driver license or valid Utah ID is required. The deadline to request a ballot using the online system is October 29, 2019.

3. When can I expect my ballot to arrive?

Your local election official will mail your ballot between October 15, 2019 and October 22, 2019. If you do not receive your ballot a few days after October 22nd, contact your local election official as soon as possible.

4. When do I need to mail my ballot?

Your mail ballot must be postmarked by the Post Office by November 4, 2019— the day before the primary election. If you forget to postmark your ballot, you can drop it off on Election Day at a polling location, your local election official’s office, or a ballot drop box.

5. How do I receive a mail ballot if I have a temporary address?

You can request an absentee ballot at your temporary address by submitting a paper application or visiting the online application system, voter.utah.gov.

6. How do I receive a ballot if I am in the military or living outside of the United States?

If you are an active military member, a spouse or dependent of an active military member, or an individual living outside of the United States, you have several options to receive and send your ballot. Visit this page for more information.

7. How do I track my ballot?

You can track the status of your mail ballot by visiting this page.

Can’t find the information you are looking for?  Contact the Lieutenant Governor’s Office at elections@utah.gov or 801-538-1041.