How to Vote in Utah's 2022 Elections

Posted on 07/29/22 by Jessica Ravitz

En español | Utah’s Nov. 8 general election will decide races for the U.S. Senate and House, the Utah legislature, state treasurer and other offices. 


  • Voting by mail: All active registered voters in Utah will automatically receive a ballot in the mail.   
  • Early in-person voting: Early in-person voting is available in all counties, but the window of availability may range from four days to two weeks. Check with your county clerk’s office to confirm availability.   
  • In-person voting on Election Day: The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  
Voters Across The Country Head To The Polls For The Midterm Elections

A redistricting plan has changed the state’s legislative and U.S. congressional district boundaries and may affect which candidates appear on your ballot.

  • U.S. Senate: incumbent Mike Lee (R), Evan McMullin (I)
  • U.S. House: all four seats
    • 1st District: incumbent Blake Moore (R), Rick Jones (D) 
    • 2nd District: incumbent Chris Stewart (R), Nick Mitchell (D), Jay McFarland (UU) 
    • 3rd District: incumbent John Curtis (R), Glenn Wright (D)
    • 4th District: incumbent Burgess Owens (R ), Darlene McDonald (D), January Walker (UU)
  • State Senate: 15 of 29 seats  
  • State House: all 75 seats 

  • Online: Go to Utah’s voter registration website to register or update your information, including your mailing address. A valid Utah driver’s license or state-issued ID is required.  
  • In person: Visit your county clerk’s office. Or register to vote when you renew or apply for your driver’s license or a state ID card.  

The deadline to get your registration to your county clerk is 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28.  

If you miss the registration deadline, you can register in person and vote using a provisional ballot at an early voting location or on Election Day, but you will be required to present two forms of identification.  

Should you have any questions about registering to vote, contact your county clerk’s office. Or reach out to the lieutenant governor’s office at elections@utah.gov or 801-538-1041. 

If you’re an active registered voter, you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail. Confirm your status on the Vote.Utah.gov page. If you haven’t voted in the last two general elections or are otherwise deemed inactive, you will need to request a mail ballot.  

If you’re requesting a ballot or need your ballot sent to an alternative mailing address, be sure to update your voter registration information online or reach out to your county clerk’s office for assistance no later than Tuesday, Nov. 1. But do this sooner if you can, since county clerks will start mailing out ballots on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

You can return your completed ballot in several ways. 

  • By mail: Ballots must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 7, and sent to your county clerk’s office. Instructions will come with your ballot. Postage is required. Some counties provide postage, but not all do.

Yes, through Vote.Utah.gov. Or sign up at BallotTrax to get status notifications. You can also call 801-538-1041 or email elections@utah.gov for help.

Yes. Each county is required to hold at least four days of early voting, and some will offer it for two weeks. Contact your county clerk’s office for details.  

The state’s general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

Polling place information will be listed on your county clerk’s website and in the “How can I vote?” section at Vote.Utah.gov.  

If you’re already registered to vote, you’ll only need to provide ID if you vote in person. You must provide one valid primary form of ID that includes your name and photograph, or two forms of ID that, when combined, show your name and current address. 

Acceptable forms of primary ID cannot be expired and include: 

  • Utah driver’s license 
  • ID card issued by the state or federal government 
  • Utah concealed carry permit 
  • U.S. passport 
  • Tribal ID card (no photo required) 

A full list of other forms of acceptable ID, as long as you present two of them, is on the Vote.Utah.gov website. Together the two forms of ID should prove your name and your current address. Some examples include: 

  • Recent utility bill 
  • Bank statement 
  • Current military ID card 
  • Certified birth certificate 
  • Valid Social Security card 
  • Current Utah vehicle registration 
  • Check issued by the state or federal government 

Editor’s note: This guide was updated on June 29, 2022, after the primaries and with information about the general election. The guide was first published on July 31, 2020.
 
Also of Interest: 

  • Follow AARP's political coverage at aarp.org/elections
  • Keep up with local events and AARP advocacy efforts at aarp.org/ut.
  • Text UTVOTES to 22777 to receive a one-time text message with a link to Utah voter information. Message and data rates may apply. Terms apply: https://aarp.info/tcady

This story is provided by AARP Utah. Visit the AARP Utah page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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