Election Resources2020-03-24T08:52:37-06:00

Every year is an election year in Utah! On odd years we hold nonpartisan elections for municipal, school board and special service districts. On even years we hold partisan elections for county, state and federal offices. New party delegates area also elected on even years. Find out everything you need to know to exercise the power of your vote!

Action Utah Voter Resources

Besides our annual Voter Pledge, Voter Guides and Vote Tracker, check out these helpful elections resources!

How Elections Work in Utah – The ins and outs of our unique election system.

How to Run for Office at Any Level of Government – Nowhere else in Utah compiles this difficult-to-find information on what offices are up for election and how to file as a candidate.

Voter Handbook – Why voting in primary and general elections matters, important dates, candidate information and how to register to vote.

How to Register to Vote – All the ways you can register to vote in Utah. Once you’ve done it, get your friends and family to register too!

County by County Information – Helpful information about the structure of government, elected roles and important contact information for each county in our state.

What is a Delegate and Why Do They Matter? – Guide to understanding the role of a delegate in Utah’s partisan elections and how to become one.

Other Resources

vote.utah.gov – The state’s official voter registration website. Register to vote, update voter registration and find out about vote by mail. You can also find a sample ballot and your polling place here, as well as contact information for all your elected representatives.

elections.utah.gov – Election information, candidate filing information and manuals, voting district and voter registration information, and election results. You can also request an absentee ballot here.

caucus.utah.gov – Find out what is a caucus and connect to caucus information from all registered political parties in Utah. You can also register to vote here.

County Clerks – A list of contact info for all the county clerks in the state. Contacting your County Clerk directly about polling locations, voter information, ballots and election deadlines specific to your area.

Party Contact Information – Contact info for all registered political parties in Utah. Contact your party directly for dates, deadlines, requirements and other party-specific information for voting and running as a delegate or candidate.

Candidate information – Besides candidate websites, social media pages and email lists, you can also check Action Utah’s VOTE TRACKERS to see how incumbent state legislators in your districts voted on important issues, KnowYourVoteUT.org (a student-led Action Utah program) for survey responses from all Utah candidates in any general election, VoteSmart for unbiased reviews of incumbent positions and votes on key issues and websites like Vote411 (all candidates) and Ballotpedia (school board) and League of Women Voters (school board) for certain candidate bios and the Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission for judges.

Resources for Students

Student Voting Guide by BestColleges.com – Information on why student voting matters and voting resources for college students.

College Voting Guide by BestColleges.com – How to vote in college, know your rights, and overcome voting challenges for students, plus FAQs.

Voting by Issues by BestColleges.com – A guide to understanding what major issues voters care about and party platforms by issue.