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2020 Utah voter resources: Election info, deadlines, locations, mail-in ballot security

By KSL.com Staff | Posted - Oct. 29, 2020 at 10:39 a.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — Here's everything you need to know about voting in Utah for the 2020 November 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.

Early voting

Election officials say in-person voting centers are for Utahns who haven't received a mail-in ballot or who require additional help when voting.

Each Utah county has different days, times and locations for early voting. Check your county's procedures on your county website:

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Deadline: Early voting in person in Utah ends on Friday, Oct. 30.

Election Day voting

Election officials say in-person voting centers are for Utahns who haven't received a mail-in ballot or who require additional help when voting.

Polling locations: Find your county's polling location here.

Hours: Polls are open on Election Day, Nov. 3, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Deadline: You must be in the polling location before 8 p.m. in order to cast your vote.

Voter ID requirements

The following information is from vote.utah.gov's Voter ID Requirement's page:

Registered voters: If you are already registered to vote in Utah, you must have: one primary form of ID that is valid (not expired), has your name, and has your photograph. These types of IDs include:

  • Utah driver license
  • ID card issued by the state of Utah or the U.S. Government
  • Utah concealed carry permit
  • U.S. passport
  • Tribal ID card (does not require a photograph)

Unregistered voters: If you are not already registered to vote and are voting with a provisional ballot, you will need to show two acceptable forms of ID: one that verifies identify AND one for proof of residence. Find the list of acceptable IDs here.

Mail-in ballots

Ballots were mailed to registered Utah voters between Oct. 13, 2020, and Oct. 27, 2020. If you do not receive your ballot shortly after this time period, vote.utah.gov says you should immediately contact your county clerk's office.

Deadline: Utahns can mail their ballots back — all ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 2 if sent back through the mail — or drop them 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.

Track your ballot on Utah's voting website, votesearch.utah.gov.

Mail-in ballot drop boxes map

Election race information

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Utah Congressional candidates

Utah governor

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