Utah’s municipal elections are only two weeks away, and early voting is set to start this week. While many Utahns tend to skip off-year municipal elections, Emerging Leaders Initiative of Utah (ELI UTAH) encourages all voters to register, get educated on the candidates and issues, and cast their ballot.
Here are some key dates to keep in mind to make sure your ballot is counted:
- October 15, 2019 - October 22, 2019: Mail ballots are sent to voters.
- October 22, 2019: In-person early voting begins. Voters may register to vote with a provisional ballot at an early polling location. Early voting may not be available in certain municipalities.
- October 29, 2019: Last day to request a mail ballot and register to vote online or at the county clerk's office.
- November 1, 2019: In-person early voting ends in some jurisdictions, but your jurisdiction may extend the early voting period until November 4th. Check with your municipal clerk or recorder for more information.
- November 5, 2019 (Municipal General Election Day): Voters may register to vote with a provisional ballot at a polling location.
If you did not receive a ballot in the mail as of October 22, 2019, immediately contact your municipal clerk or recorder. Make sure your ballot is counted by either postmarking it on or before November 4, 2019 (the day before Election day) or by dropping your ballot off at your local election official's office, a polling location, or a drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Thursday, October 31, 2019 and the deadline to return a completed absentee ballot is Election Day.
Also, vote.utah.gov is a great, user-friendly resource for voters to easily find how and where to vote, register to vote or update voter registration info, and track ballots. If you have any issues or questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Emerging Leaders Initiative of Utah at firstname.lastname@example.org.