Utah ID requirements for voting by mail

COVID-19 Advisory: For the June 30 primary, options for voting by methods other than by mail are generally not available. Some counties may offer drive-up voting – check with your county elections office to get information for your area.

Who is eligible to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail?

ALL registered Utah voters receive their ballot by mail before each election.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

Do you need to submit ID with your absentee ballot request?

No, you do not need to submit a special absentee ballot request in Utah. All registered voters will receive a vote by mail ballot.

Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?

No, but the signature on your mail ballot must match your voter registration signature.

Last update: May 18, 2020

Hannah Piercey

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