Learn about voting by mail

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1. Will I receive a mail ballot for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election?

If you are affiliated with the Democratic Party, you will automatically receive a Democratic mail ballot. If you are affiliated with the Republican Party, you will automatically receive a Republican mail ballot.

If you are not affiliated with a party (unaffiliated), your county clerk will mail you a letter several weeks before the election that will allow you to request either a Democratic or Republican mail ballot. You can also request either ballot at a polling location. Please note that Republican Party rules require you to affiliate with the party to request a Republican ballot.

If you are affiliated with a political party other than the Democratic or Republican Parties, you will not receive a mail ballot. However, you may change party affiliation prior to the election or contact your county clerk and request a Democratic ballot.


2. When can I expect my mail ballot to arrive?

County clerks will mail ballots between February 11, 2020 and February 18, 2020. If you do not receive your ballot shortly after this time period, contact your county clerk immediately.


3. When do I need to mail my ballot?

Your mail ballot must be postmarked by the Post Office by March 2, 2020— 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 county clerk’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 to be sent 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.