Utah

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

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

All first-time Utah voters must present or provide a copy of their Utah driver license or Utah identification card.

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

Sometimes!
You can use an ID issued by the U.S. government. Find more info below.

Is student ID accepted?

Sometimes!
You can use an unexpired ID issued by a post-secondary school in Utah.

Is an expired ID accepted?

Sometimes!
You can use certain IDs even if they are expired. Find more info below.

Utah ID Requirements for Voting In Person

ACCEPTABLE ID

If you are voting in a Utah election for the first time, you must present or provide a copy of your Utah driver license or Utah identification card.

After your first election, you must show ONE unexpired form of ID that shows your name and photo.

These types of IDs include:
  • Utah driver license
  • ID card issued by the state of Utah or the US government
  • Utah concealed carry permit
  • US passport
  • US military ID card
  • Tribal ID card, Bureau of Indian Affairs card, or tribal treaty card (does not require a photo)

If you do not have one of these IDs, you can also provide TWO forms of ID that, when combined, prove your name and current residence in your voting precinct.

These types of IDs include:
  • Utility bill dated within 90 days of election
  • Bank or other financial account statement
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Check issued by Utah or U.S. government
  • Unexpired Utah hunting or fishing license
  • Paycheck from your employer
  • Certified naturalization documents
  • Unexpired license issued by an authorized agency of U.S.
  • Certified court records: adoption or name change
  • Medicaid or Medicare or Electronic Benefits Transfer card
  • Unexpired ID card issued by Utah local government or employer
  • Unexpired ID issued by post-secondary school in Utah
  • Unexpired Utah vehicle registration

The requirements are different if you are not already registered to vote and are voting with a provisional ballot. In that case, you will need to show TWO acceptable forms of ID: one that verifies your identity AND one for proof of residence.

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.

You may register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day during any early voting period through Election Day at your local polling place. You must present an acceptable ID and a second ID that proves your residence address.

Utah ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, on the return envelope:

  • Write your UT driver license or voter identification number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number.

AND

  • You may write your email address and phone number so the election officer may contact you if you ballot is rejected.

Complete and sign the printed affidavit that you are a qualified resident voter in the voting precinct and are entitled to vote in this election. Your signature must match the signature on file with the election officer.

If you are voting in a Utah election for the first time, you must include, in the return envelope, a copy of your Utah driver license or Utah identification card.

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.