As Democrats, we believe than an open system that provides voters user-friendly access to the ballot is the best way to create a robust and functional democracy. While we can't control every part of that system, we try to provide as much information as possible so voters can exercise their right to vote in the way that works best for them. On this page you can find information about registering to vote, how to change your registration, and how to ensure your vote is heard on Election Day.
The 2018 Election will be conducted via Vote by Mail for Salt Lake County (meaning every single registered voter registered to vote in the election will receive a ballot in the mail). All mail-in ballots must be postmarked by November 5th in order to be counted.
Deadlines for General Election
In Person/Online Registration: October 30th
Vote-by-Mail Deadline (last day to request a replacement ballot): October 30th
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Return (Postmark by): November 5th or sooner
If you are not able to postmark your ballot by November 5th, you can return it to a ballot drop location or a polling location on Election Day.
Register to Vote - Requires Utah driver's license number or State ID.
Update Voter Information: Requires Utah driver's license number or State ID.
Check your registration status to make sure there will be no surprises on Election Day. If you believe you were already registered and haven’t received a ballot, call the County Clerk at 385-GOT-VOTE (385-468-8683).
Election Day: Tuesday, November 6th
View your sample ballot for the upcoming General Election. This is a great resource to see who is on your ballot so you can do research before deciding how to cast your ballot.
Valid voter ID is required to vote. Make sure you know what you need before you head to the polls.
Learn more about all the items on your ballot, include candidates, constitutional amendments, and ballot initiatives.
Early voting will be available at the Salt Lake County Clerk’s office weekdays beginning October 23rd – November 5th (8:00 am – 5:00 pm). More early voting locations are available throughout the County on weekdays from October 31st - November 5th. Check out the times and locations to see what works best for you if you would like to vote in person before Election Day.
Use this link to track your ballot after you mail it in or submit it in a ballot box. This is a great way to make sure your voice is heard!
Ballots can be mailed as well as dropped in any of these drop-boxes located throughout the County. Ballots can be deposited until 8 PM on Election Night to be counted.
Vote Centers will be open on Election Day from 7 AM - 8 PM. Voters with vote-by-mail ballots may drop them off, and don’t need to stand in line. Voters eligible to vote in the General Election may vote at ANY of these voting centers on Election Day.
Q: Can I register to vote on Election Day?
A: Yes, you can! Utah has Election Day voter registration. You will need a valid form of ID and proof of residency like a recent utility bill bearing your name. Check your registration status using the link above so you will know if you are registered, or will need to do so on Election Day.
Q: I moved since I voted last time. Do I need to update my registration?
A: Yes, and you can do so using the “Update Voter Information” link above.
Q: I’m voting by mail for the first time, anything I need to know?
A: It is important to remember to sign the affidavit portion of your ballot before returning it! If a ballot isn’t signed, or the signature doesn’t match what the Clerk has on record, your vote won’t count. You also have the option of listing contact information in this section, and please do so! If there is an issue with your signature, the Clerk’s office will reach out to you to fix it.