Primary Elections are a process through which the voters of political parties decide who will represent their party on the ballot in the November General Election. As such, political parties, not the county, set the rules regarding which registered voters can participate in their primary elections. All registered voters will be eligible to participate in the November elections regardless of party affiliation.

Presidential Primary Election Eligibility Rules

Republican Party – Registered Republicans will automatically be mailed a Republican ballot. Unaffiliated voters may join the Republican Party to become eligible to vote. Voters registered with any other recognized political party in Utah are not eligible for the Republican ballot.

Democratic Party – Registered Democrats will automatically be mailed a Democratic ballot. Unaffiliated voters, and any other registered voter may request a Democratic ballot regardless of party affiliation.

Voters may only vote one ballot per election and ballots will start arriving around February 14.

Important Deadlines

Feb 3 - Last day to mail in a registration form

Feb 3 - Last day a voter may change political parties and be eligible to vote in a closed Primary Election

Feb 11 - Ballots mailed to all active/eligible registered voters (will arrive around Feb 14)

Feb 25 – Last day to register online or in-person

Feb 25 – Last day by mail ballots are sent out

Feb 26 – Early voting begins at the Weber Center (2380 Washington Blvd)

  • Feb 26 – 11am – 6pm
  • Feb 27 – 11am – 6pm
  • Feb 28 – 11am – 6pm
  • Mar 2 – 11am – 6pm

Mar 2 – By mail postmark deadline - if in doubt, place in a ballot drop box

Mar 3 – Election Day

  • In-person voting from 7am – 8pm at Union Station
  • Ballot drop boxes – up until 8 pm at every city hall and county library

Helpful Links:

Voter Registration Information

Voter Deadlines

Drop Box and Voting Assistance Locations