2016 Election Voter Information

November 8, 2016 is Election Day, and voters across the state are already receiving their ballots by mail. Looking for the how, when and where on voting in Utah? Use KUER's Voter Information page below to learn the voting details for Utah. Then check out the Race Profiles of the 6 major statewide races, presented by KUER's News team. 


First things first, are you registered to vote? Check your voter registration at vote.utah.gov

If you are not registered to vote, register online or in person by November 1, 2016 (current Utah drivers license or state identification required):
Online: Register to vote online at vote.utah.gov.
In Person: Visit your County Clerk's Office and submit the registration form in person. 

Same Day Registration: Voters in the following counties may register on Election Day (November 8, 2016) at their voting center: Cache, Davis, Kane, Millard, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete and Weber. 

**Mail in registrations must be postmarked 30 days before the election, so they are no longer accepted. 

If you are registered to vote but need to change your name or address, then you must re-register to vote.


Mail Ballots:  Ballots are mailed to voters from October 11 - 18, 2016.
Check the status of your mail ballot here
*If you have not received your ballot by mail, check here to see if your county qualifies for mail ballots. You may request a ballot online at vote.utah.gov by November 3, 2016 or by mailing in this application to your County Clerk. Your County Clerk must receive the application by November 3, 2016.  

Absentee Ballots: Any person who is registered to vote may vote by absentee ballot
Overseas and military voters (UOCAVA voters) may electronically request an absentee ballot, receive an absentee ballot electronically, and return a completed absentee ballot electronically. Military and overseas ballots will be mailed out 45 days before an election. To apply for an absentee ballot, fill out your absentee application here and submit it electronically or in person to your County Clerk by November 3, 2016. 

Sample Ballots: Want to check out the ballot before voting in person? Find your sample ballot by checking your General Election information page on vote.utah.gov


Mail Ballots: Postmark your ballot by November 7, 2016.
Use the envelope provided and follow the instructions carefully. 
*In Utah, 21 counties will automatically mail ballots to registered voters. If you live in one of the following counties that is not voting by mail, you can request a mail ballot online or by submitting an application to your County Clerk by November 1, 2016:  Box Elder, Carbon, Daggett, Emery, Piute, Tooele, Utah, Washington. 

Vote Early in Person: October 25 - November 4, 2016 (hours vary)
Early voting locations are available in the following counties: Box Elder, Carbon, Daggett, Emery, Iron, Kane, Piute, Salt Lake, Sanpete, Tooele, Utah and Washington. Find your early voting polling locations here
*If you do not live in one of these counties, you cannot vote early in person. 

Election Day Voting: November 8, 2016 from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Find the voting center closest to you at vote.utah.gov. Any registered voter can vote at any voting center on Election Day. Click here for a full list of voting centers in Utah


When voting in person, you must have either:

One (1) form of valid (not expired) ID that has your name and photograph, such as:

  • Utah Drivers License
  • ID card issued by the state of Utah or US government
  • Utah concealed carry permit
  • US Passport
  • Tribal ID card (does not need a photograph)


Two (2) forms of valid (not expired) ID that have your name and prove where you live, such as:

  • Current utility bill or bank statement
  • Social Security card
  • US military ID
  • Birth Certificate
  • Paycheck
  • Utah hunting or fishing license
  • Employer or University ID card
  • Utah vehicle registration
  • Check issued by Utah or the US government 
  • Tribal treaty card
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs card


Now that you know how and where to vote, decide who to vote for with the help of KUER's Race Profiles on the six major statewide races. Looking for information on constitutional amendments, judges and other candidates? Check Utah's Official Voter Information Pamphlet here. Here are some additional voter guides:

Utah's Official Voter Information Pamphlet
Equality Utah 2016 Voter Guide
League of Women Voters 2016 Voter Guide
Utah Cultural Alliance's 2016 Candidate Survey
Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission


For questions about this information, please contact Gayle Ewer at gewer@kuer.org or (801) 587-9331.