Utah

All registered Utah voters will automatically receive a mail-in ballot before each election.

A copy of your ID is not required when you vote by mail. The signature on your mail-in ballot must match your signature on file with the state.

If you choose to vote in person, you must confirm your identity. There are several forms of identification you can use.

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

No!
You cannot use an ID issued by another state

Is student ID accepted?

Sometimes!
You can use an unexpired student issued by a post-high school institution in Utah

Is an expired ID accepted?

No!
Your ID must be unexpired or show no expiration date

Utah ID Requirements for Voting In Person

ACCEPTABLE ID

You can use ONE form of ID if it shows your name or photo: 
  • Utah driver’s license (must be unexpired) 
  • ID card issued by UT or an entity of U.S. (must be unexpired) 
  • Utah concealed weapon permit (must be unexpired) 
  • US passport (must be unexpired)
  • Tribal ID (does not need photo)
OR
You can use TWO forms of ID with your name & evidence that your reside in the precinct: 
  • Utility bill (must be current) 
  • Bank or other financial account statement
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • A check issued by Utah or United States 
  • Paycheck from your employer
  • Utah hunting or fishing license (must be unexpired) 
  • US military ID card (must be unexpired) 
  • Certified naturalization documentation
  • Certified court records: adoption or name change
  • Medicaid, Medicare, or Electronic Benefits Transfer card
  • ID issued by Utah local government or employer (must be unexpired) 
  • ID issued by post-secondary school in Utah (must be unexpired)
  • Utah vehicle registration (must be unexpired)

Frequently Asked Questions

Registered voters in Utah must confirm their identity if they choose to vote in person.

If you are a registered voter but do not present a valid ID at the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot.

In order for your ballot to count, you must present an acceptable form of ID to the county clerk or an election officer by the close of business on the Monday after the election.

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help securing ID.

You do not need a REAL ID to vote in Utah.

Your driver’s license or state ID card will show a star in the upper corner if it meets REAL ID requirements under federal law.

Utah only issues REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and state IDs.

If you need to renew your state photo ID or driver’s license (or apply for a new one) you must go through the REAL ID process.

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help getting ID.

Utah ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

All registered Utah voters will automatically receive a mail-in ballot before each election. 

You do not need to provide ID when you vote by mail.

BUT: If it is your first time voting in a federal election in Utah, please see the federal ID requirements for first-time voters. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators.

The signature on your mail ballot must match your signature on file with the state.

Frequently Asked Questions

If your ballot is defective, the county clerk must notify you within 1-2 business days if rejected before Election Day or within seven days if rejected on or after Election Day.

For your ballot to count, you must cure the defect by the day before the official canvass, which is typically 7-14 days after Election Day.