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ID Needed for Voting?

Utah

In order to vote in Utah you need a valid voter ID. This is either a form of ID that has your name and photo or two forms of ID that have your name and proof of residence. Accepted forms of ID include:

  • A current, valid Utah driver's license
  • A current, valid ID card issued by the state or a branch, department, or agency of the United States
  • A current, valid Utah permit to carry a concealed weapon
  • A current, valid US passport
  • A valid tribal ID card, whether or not the card includes a photo of the voter

Or, provide two forms of the following:

  • A current utility bill or copy dated within 90 days before the election
  • A bank or other financial account statement, or a copy
  • A certified birth certificate
  • A valid Social Security card
  • A check issued by the state or federal government or a copy
  • A current, valid Utah hunting or fishing license
  • A paycheck from the voter's employer, or a copy
  • A current, valid US military ID card
  • Certified naturalization documents (not a green card)
  • A certified copy of court records showing the voter's adoption or name change
  • A bureau of Indian Affairs card
  • A tribal treaty card
  • A valid Medicaid or Medicare or Electronic Benefits Transfer card
  • A current, valid ID card issued by a local government within the state
  • A current, valid ID card issued by an employer
  • A current, valid ID card issued by a college, university, technical school or professional school within the state
  • A current Utah vehicle registration

Polling Place Hours

Utah

Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8 pm.

Time Off To Vote

Utah

Employers must grant employees up to two hours of paid leave to vote, unless polls are open three outside of regular working shift. The employer may specify the hours during which the employee may be absent.

Polling Place Locator

Utah

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Voting Machines

Utah

The voting system used in Utah is DRE.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

Utah

If you are blind, have a disability, or are unable to read or write English, you may be helped by a person of your choice. This person cannot be your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your union. The person helping cannot in any way request, persuade, or induce you to vote for or against any particular candidate or issue.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.


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