The primary election is June 22, but with voting by mail, early voting, and absentee voting, lots of people will be casting ballots in only a few weeks.
U.S. Senate candidate Mike Lee recently sent a message noting deadlines and early voting opportunities. Here is the message:
Even though the primary election is several weeks away, the deadlines for being able to vote in that election are fast approaching! Here is some important information you need to be aware of.
Deadline to register to vote by MAIL: May 24th, 2010! Which is ONLY A FEW DAYS AWAY. You must register to vote as a Republican to vote in the primary. If you are unaffiliated, you can register at the poll locations on Election Day.
In-Person Registration: You may register in-person at the County Clerk's Office by June 7th, 2010. You will not be eligible to vote early.
When to Re-register: Your Voter registration is valid for life, unless you
- Change your name, or
- Wish to affiliate with a different party
You must be registered as a REPUBLICAN to vote in this Primary. To change your voter registration status for any of the above reasons, simply fill out a new voter registration form available here.
How do I register to vote?
Download and print the Utah Voter Registration Form. Once completed, mail the form to your county clerk's office. Must be postmarked by May 24th for vote in this election.
Early Voting usually starts 15 days before the Primary Election Day. Check with your county clerk's office for dates and locations in your county. You can vote at any of the locations that are provided for early voting.
What is an absentee ballot?
An Absentee Ballot is just a ballot that is mailed to your home address. This is an excellent idea to do as the election is held during the summer when many people are away on vacation or otherwise busy on election day.
A separate absentee ballot application must be filled out for each election unless you become a permanent absentee voter. To become a permanent absentee voter, check Yes in the permanent absentee section of the application.
The absentee application form is available online. Must be postmarked by May 24th, 2010.
For regular general/primary elections (held in even-numbered years), this application must be filed by mail or in person in the office of the voter's county clerk.
When is the deadline?
Deadline for applying for an absentee ballot - For regular absentee voting, the ballot application must be received no later than the Friday before the election, June 18th, 2010.
Deadline for returning an absentee ballot - The ballot is only valid if it is clearly postmarked before (not on) election day, and received in the county clerk's office before noon on the day of the official canvass, June 22nd, 2010.