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Get ready to vote: Utah's 2020 ballots arrive in mailboxes this week

By Carter Williams, KSL.com | Posted - Oct. 13, 2020 at 2:41 p.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — Get ready to check your mailbox because your ballot is coming.

Thousands of 2020 election ballots will be sent out Tuesday in the first of many waves of mail-in ballots that will arrive in registered Utah voters' mailboxes over the next two weeks and ahead of the Nov. 3 election date. San Juan County residents may have already received their ballots at the start of the month.

Dates to know

Most Utahns are accustomed to voting by mail by now. November's presidential election will be the second of its kind for many parts of the state that used vote-by-mail ballots for the 2016 election. 2018 featured the first election in which all counties offered automatic in-mail ballots; although people can still vote in person if they so choose.

Once received via the mail, voters can fill out their ballots at home if they so choose. It's important that a ballot is signed where it's requested. It cannot be counted without a signature; if the signature doesn't match what a county clerk's office has on file, the county will notify the individual before it is counted.

But here are some important deadline dates coming up this year.

If you haven't received a mail-in ballot by Oct. 27, state election officials advise that you contact your local county clerk's office. The U.S. Postal Service doesn't forward ballots, so you have to register to vote at your new address if you've moved.

The last day people can register online to vote for the election is at 5 p.m. on Oct. 23, although it's not the last day people can register for the election. Potential voters can register to vote at a polling precinct as late as Election Day, as long as they bring an ID with them.

There are also different ways to return ballots. Utahns can mail them back — all ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 2 if sent back through mail — or dropped off at polling precincts or specific ballot drop boxes. All ballots must be submitted in a dropbox by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3, which is when polls close.

Utahns who vote by mail — or by dropbox — are urged to track their ballots by using the state's website to ensure their vote was counted.

24-hour ballot drop box locations

Box Elder County

  • Box Elder County Courthouse (81 S. Main in Brigham City)
  • Box Elder County Fairgrounds (320 N 1000 West in Tremonton)
  • Perry City Offices (3005 S. 1200 West)

Cache County

  • Cache County Clerk's Office (179 N. Main in Logan)
  • Hyde Park City Office (113 E. Center in Hyde Park)
  • Hyrum City Office (60 W. Main)
  • Logan City Office (290 N. 100 West)
  • Nibley City Office (455 W. 3200 South)
  • North Logan Library (475 E. 2500 North)
  • Providence City Office 164 N. Gateway Drive)
  • Park Community Center (90 S. 100 West in Richmond)
  • Smithfield City Office (96 S. Main)
  • Wellsville City Office (75 E. Main)

Davis County

  • Bountiful Library (725 S. Main)
  • Centerville Library (45 S. 400 West)
  • Clinton Recreational Administrative Building (1651 W. 2300 North)
  • Davis Conference Center (1651 N. 700 West in Layton)
  • Farmington City Community Center (120 S. Main)
  • Fruit Heights City Hall (910 S. Mountain Road)
  • Kaysville Library (215 N. Fairfield Road)
  • Legacy Events Center (151 S. 1100 West in Farmington)
  • North Davis Senior Center (42 S. State in Clearfield)
  • North Salt Lake City Hall (10 E. Center)
  • South Weber Family Activity Center (1181 Lester Drive)
  • Sunset City Hall (200 W. 1300 North)
  • Syracuse Library (1875 S. 2000 West)
  • West Bountiful City Hall (550 N. 800 West)
  • West Point City Hall (3200 W. 300 North)
  • Woods Cross City Hall (1550 S. 800 West)

Emery County

  • Emery County Clerk's Office (75 E. Main in Castle Dale)

Kane County

  • Kane County Courthouse (76 N. Main in Kanab)

Millard County

  • Millard County Satellite Office (71 S. 200 West in Delta)
  • Millard County Offices (50 S. Main in Fillmore)

Morgan County

  • Morgan County Courthouse (48 W. Young Street in Morgan)

Rich County

  • Garden City Offices (69 N. Paradise Parkway)

Salt Lake County

  • Anderson Foothill Library (1135 S. 2100 East in Salt Lake City)
  • Alta Post Office (10351 E. Highway 210)
  • Cottonwood Heights City Hall (2277 E. Bengal Blvd.)
  • Draper Library (1136 Pioneer Road)
  • Herriman City Hall (5355 W. Main Street)
  • Holladay City Hall (4580 S. 2300 East)
  • Kearns City Hall (5670 S. Cougar Lane)
  • Magna Library (2675 S. 8950 West)
  • Midvale City Hall (7505 Holden Street)
  • Millcreek Unified Police Precinct (1580 E. 3900 South)
  • Murray City Hall (5025 S. State)
  • Riverton City Hall (12830 S. Redwood Road)
  • River's Bend Senior Center (1300 W. 300 North in Salt Lake City)
  • Salt Lake City Library (420 S. 200 East)
  • Salt Lake County Government Center (2001 S. State in Salt Lake City)
  • Sandy City Hall (10000 Centennial Parkway)
  • Sandy Senior Center (9310 S. 1300 East)
  • South Jordan City Hall (1600 W. Towne Center Drive)
  • Taylorsville City Hall (2600 W. Taylorsville Blvd.)
  • West Jordan City Hall (8000 S. Redwood Road)
  • West Valley City Hall (3600 S. Constitution Blvd.)

Sanpete County

  • Ephraim City Hall (5 S. Main)
  • Gunnison City Hall (38 W. Center)
  • Mt. Pleasant City Hall (115 W. Main)
  • Sanpete County Courthouse (160 N. Main in Manti)

Sevier County

  • Monroe Community Center (220 S. 300 West)
  • Salina EMS Building (488 N. 250 West)
  • Sevier County Administration Building (250 N. Main in Richfield)

Summit County

  • Coalville City Hall (10 N. Main)
  • Fresh Market - Jeremy Ranch (3151 Kilby Road in Park City)
  • The Market at Park City (1500 Snow Creek Drive)
  • Park City Municipal Building (445 Marsac Ave.)
  • Summit County Sheldon Richins Building (1885 W. Ute Blvd. in Park City)
  • Summit County Clerk's Office (60 N. Main in Coalville)
  • Summit County Services Building (110 N. Main in Kamas)

Tooele County

  • Grantsville City Hall (429 E. Main)
  • Stansbury Park (500 E. Village Blvd.)
  • Tooele City Hall (90 N. Main)
  • Tooele County Public Building (47 S. Main in Tooele)

Uintah County

  • Uintah County Library (204 E. 100 North in Vernal)
  • Uintah County Building (147 E. Main in Vernal)

Utah County

  • Alpine City Office (20 N. Main)
  • American Fork City Library (64 S. 100 East)
  • Eagle Mountain City Office (1650 E. Stage Coach Run)
  • Highland City Office (5400 W. Civic Center Drive)
  • Lehi City Office (153 N. 100 East)
  • Lindon City Office (100 N. State)
  • Mapleton City (125 W. 400 North)
  • Orem City (56 N. State)
  • Payson City Office (439 W. Utah Ave.)
  • Pleasant Grove City (70 S. 100 East)
  • Provo City Library (550 N. University Library)
  • Provo Towne Centre Mall (1200 Towne Centre Blvd.)
  • Salem City Library (59 S. Main)
  • Santaquin City Office (275 W. Main)
  • Saratoga Springs City (1307 N. Commerce Drive Suite 200)
  • Spanish Fork City Offices (40 S. Main)
  • Springville Civic Center (110 S. Main)
  • Utah County Administration Building (100 E. Center in Provo)
  • Vineyard City Office (125 S. Main)

Washington County

  • Hurricane City Branch Library (36 S. 300 West)
  • Santa Clara Branch Library (1099 Lava Flow Drive)
  • St. George City Branch Library (88 W. 100 South)
  • Washington City Branch Library (220 N. 300 East)
  • Washington County Administration Building (197 E. Tabernacle in St. George)

Wayne County

  • Wayne County Courthouse (18 S. Main in Loa)

Weber County

  • Farr West City Office (1896 N. 1800 West)
  • Harrisville City Office (363 W. Independence)
  • Hooper City Office (5580 W. 4600 South)
  • Huntsville Town Hall (7309 E. 200 South)
  • Main Branch Library (2464 Jefferson Ave. in Ogden)
  • Marriott/Slaterville City Office (1570 W. 400 North)
  • North Branch Library (475 E. 2600 North in North Ogden)
  • Ogden Valley Branch Library (131 S. 7400 East in Huntsville)
  • Plain City Hall (4160 W. 2200 North)
  • Pleasant Valley Library (5568 S. Adam Ave. in Washington Terrace)
  • Pleasant View Municipal Building (520 W. Elberta Drive)
  • Riverdale City Office (4600 S. Weber River Drive)
  • Roy City Office (5051 S. 1900 West)
  • South Ogden City Hall (3950 Adam Ave.)
  • Southwest Branch Library (2039 W. 4000 South in Roy)
  • Uintah City Hall (2191 E. 6550 South)
  • Washington Terrace City Hall (5249 S. 400 East)
  • West Haven City Hall (4150 S. 3900 West)
  • Weber State University Campus (3848 Harrison Blvd.)

Drop-off locations that follow strict hours

Times and dates of the location spots differ but generally follow business hours. Voters can check with their local county clerk for the correct hours a location is open.

Beaver County

  • Beaver Administration Building 2nd Floor (105 E. Center)
  • Beaver City Office (30 W. 300 North)
  • Minersville Town Office (60 W. Main)
  • Milford Administration Building (451 N. Main)
  • Milford City Office (26 S. 100 West)

Box Elder County

  • Box Elder County Clerk's Office (1 S. Main in Brigham City)
  • Bear River City Offices (5871 N. 4700 West)
  • Corinne City Offices (2420 N. 4000 West)
  • Garland City Offices (72 N. Main)
  • Honeyville City Offices (2635 W. 6980 North)
  • Mantua Town Hall (409 N. Main)
  • Willard City Offices (80 W. 50 South)

Carbon County

  • Carbon County Administration Building (751 E. 100 North in Price)

Garfield County

  • Garfield County Courthouse (55 S. Main)

Iron County

  • Iron County Justice Center (82 N. 100 East in Cedar City)
  • Cedar City Offices (10 N. Main)
  • Iron County Courthouse (58 S. 100 East in Parowan)
  • Enoch City Office (900 E. Midvalley Road)
  • Paragonah Town Hall (44 N. 100 East)
  • Kanarraville Town Hall (40 S. Main)
  • Parowan City Office (35 E. 100 North)
  • Brian Head Town Hall (56 N. Highway 143)

Juab County

  • Juab County Building (160 N. Main in Nephi)

Piute County

  • Piute County Offices (550 N. Main in Junction)

Rich County

  • Rich County Courthouse (20 S. Main in Randolph)

2020 Election

Increased mail-in voting, COVID-19, and a variety of state-by-state election formats contribute to a unique 2020 election. As a result, it is likely that many close House and Senate races, as well as the presidency, will not be called on Nov. 3. States may also shift in outcome in the days or weeks following the election — an expected change experts have warned about as results are returned. While human error happens, both mail-in and in-person voting have extremely low rates of fraud. The state of Utah has used vote-by-mail since 2012. It has safeguards in place to make sure every ballot it receives is legitimate.

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