Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 4 postmarked, October 27 online and in-person, or Election Day registration if voting in-person

Early voting in Utah will take place from October 20 – October 30. Find your early voting location.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons upon their release from incarceration.

ID Requirements for Voting: One photo ID or two non-photo IDs required. The County Clerk can verify through other means if ID is not presented.

Ranked Choice Voting: Some cities in Utah use ranked choice voting for local elections.

Absentee Voting: Any registered Utah voter can request a mail-in ballot, no excuse required. Voters can download or fill out the application online. If being returned by mail it must be sent at least 30 days prior to the election, if submitted online it must be completed at least 7 days prior to the election.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Utah is one of 13 states that does not have any women in its Congressional delegation. It ranks 35th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Utah Congressional Delegation

Utah State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Utah men had higher voter turnout than the United States overall in the 2016 elections while women had about equal turnout.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size