Super Tuesday is almost here!
The Presidential Primary Election will be held in Utah on March 3, 2020. At ELI Utah, one of our key pillars of civic engagement is Lead by Voting, so get ready to go vote!
You can avoid the lines on Election Day, by making sure you will be mailed a ballot. If you want to update your party affiliation, and receive a mailed ballot, be sure to do so by February 3, 2020.
If you are currently unaffiliated you may not receive a by-mail ballot for the Super Tuesday presidential primary on March 3 unless you take action, as directed by your respective County Clerk.
So, who can vote in the Presidential Primary?
- Democratic Party: all voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote in its presidential primary election.
- Republican Party: only voters affiliated with the Republican Party may vote in its presidential primary election.
If you want to vote by mail in the Republican primary...
Per party rules, you must register as a member of the GOP by Feb. 3 to receive a ballot by mail.
If you are already registered as a Republican, you are all set. You will receive your ballot in the mail between Feb. 11, 2020 and Feb. 18, 2020.
If you are not currently registered as a Republican, you must do so by Feb. 3 to receive a ballot by mail. You will receive your ballot in the mail between Feb. 11, 2020 and Feb. 18, 2020.
In addition to President Donald Trump, voters in the Republican primary may vote for one of the following candidates listed on the ballot: Robert Ardini, Matthew, John Matern, Bob Ely, Joe Walsh Bill Weld and Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente – (Withdrew).
If you want to vote by mail in the Democratic primary...
If you'd like to vote by mail, you have two options.
You can register or affiliate as a member of the Democrat Party by Feb. 3, and you will receive a ballot my mail. You will receive your ballot in the mail between Feb. 11, 2020 and Feb. 18, 2020.
Democrats also allow unaffiliated voters to cast their ballots in the Democratic primary. You can simply request a Democratic ballot by Feb. 25 from your County Clerk without registering as a member of the party affiliating.
If you are unaffiliated and wish to register in either primary, you should have received a letter from your County Clerk with instructions on how to either vote as an affiliated member of the Republican or Democratic Party OR vote in the Democrat Primary as an unaffiliated voter. You can also update your registration by Feb. 3 at vote.utah.gov.
Voters in the Democrat Primary will be able to vote for one of the following candidates: Julián Castro (announced withdrawal, but withdraw pending at state level), Andrew Yang, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Nathan Bloxham, Michael R. Bloomberg, Michael Bennet, Joseph R. Biden, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, Marianne Williamson, Kamala Harris (withdrew), Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Deval Patrick, and Roque De La Fuente.
I missed the deadline to register with a party (Feb. 3) or request a Democratic ballot as an unaffiliated voter (Feb. 23) ...
You can cast a provisional in person at an early-voting location or March 3 at voting locations.
In-person you will either 1) affiliate with the Republican Party to vote in the Republican Primary 2) affiliate with the Democratic Party to vote in the Democratic Primary or 3) opt to remain unaffiliated and vote in the Democratic Primary.
Note: The Green Party, Independent American Party, Libertarian Party, and United Utah Party are not participating in Utah’s 2020 Presidential Primary Election to select their presidential and vice presidential nominees. Consequently, their presidential and vice presidential candidates do not officially declare candidacy with the state. The Constitution Party declared its intent to participate in the Presidential Primary Election, but no candidates officially declared candidacy with the state prior to the December 2, 2019 deadline.