Utah finds itself near the bottom of the list when it comes to the proportion of citizens who register to vote and the proportion of registered voters who take the opportunity to cast their ballot. A few decades ago, the state was near the top when it came to voter registration and participation in elections. While experts consider why this change has occurred, the obvious remedy is to take action.
Registering to vote in Utah is straight forward and takes only a few minutes to accomplish. Beyond casting your ballot on election day, being a registered voter is required when participating in neighborhood party caucus meetings and as a delegate to state party conventions.
Elections decide tax policy, how schools are funded, business regulations, the quality of our air and water, and many other aspects of our society that affect our daily lives.
In order to register to vote in Utah, you must meet these 3 requirements:
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Be 18 years old before election day
- Be a Utah resident for 30 days prior to registering
You can register to vote online or in person at any County Clerk's Office, or the Driver's License Division, Division of Workforce Services, Department of Health, WIC offices, Division of Services for People with Disabilities, and public colleges and universities.
You must be registered 15 days before an election, so don't wait another day to get involved in the democratic process. It's your right!