In 2016, there was only a 41.4% overall voter turnout for the Utah General Election and even more alarming, only 21.4% in Utah County. Voting is a constitutionally protected right that allows everyone to have a voice in governmental matters. In recent years, due to lackluster voter turnout, people have become apathetic towards voting.
Registering to vote is now easier than ever. By simply visiting https://vote.utah.gov/vote/menu/online.html, citizens can register to vote by entering their driver’s license or other forms of identification. They can also change any information on their voter registration record and affiliate with a party if they desire.
Citizens can also register to vote in the following ways:
- Register to vote by mail. Fill out a paper registration form and mail it to your county clerk. The form must be postmarked by October 9, 2018 to be valid.
- Register online. A current Utah driver license or ID is required. The deadline to register online is October 30, 2018.
- Register at your county clerk’s office. The deadline to register at your clerk’s office is October 30, 2018.
- Register at the polls. Be sure to provide identification and proof of residence (such as a recent utility bill) with you.
Mail-in ballots must be postmarked on or before November 5, 2018. Ballots may also be dropped off on election day, November 6 at the county clerk’s office, a polling location, or a ballot drop off box.