Election Day 2020, here’s what to know

Are you ready to vote in the Nov. 3 general election? 

In Utah, all counties are on a vote-by-mail system. Beginning on October 13, ballots were mailed to all active, registered voters. Included with your ballot should be a postage-paid return envelope and your
“I Voted” sticker. Who doesn’t love a sticker?

Due to COVID-19, the Salt Lake County Clerk Election Division is encouraging voters who receive a by-mail ballot to use it —  fill it out and return is as quickly as possible. If you plan to vote in-person, you’ll be asked to keep the 6-feet social distance rule and wear a mask.

Here’s a quick guide to some things voters need to know: 

Can I still register to vote?

The deadline to register to vote and be mailed a ballot is Friday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. If you still need to register online or in-person on Election Day, you can get more information here: https://slco.org/clerk/elections/voter-registration/voter-registration-information/

What if I don’t get my ballot in the mail?

If you don’t get your ballot or you lose it, call the Clerk’s Office at 385-468-7400 or email got-vote@slco.org.

What if I moved since the last election? 

If you are already registered, but have moved within Salt Lake County, you can call 385-468-7400 or email got-vote@slco.org with your name, registration address and new address.

Do I need any identification to vote in person? 

A valid ID is required. A list of  the documents you can use for verification is here: https://slco.org/clerk/elections/voting-in-person/valid-identification-for-salt-lake-county-elections/

What if I live with a disability and need help?

Voters with disabilities who need accommodations can contact the Election Division to make an appointment to vote by calling 385-468-7400. 

Are there important deadlines to keep in mind? 

Main-in ballots must be postmarked and mailed by Nov 2.  You can also deposit your ballot at any secure drop box locations. Drop boxes can be used 24/7. Here’s a list of Salt Lake City drop boxes: 

  • Anderson Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 84104
  • River’s Bend Northwest Senior Center, 1300 W. 300 North, 84116
  • Salt Lake City Library, 420 S. 200 East, 84111
  • Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 S. State St., 80114

Where can I vote on Election Day?

Salt Lake City voters can cast their ballots on Nov. 3 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. at any of these locations:

  • Huntsman Center, University of Utah, 1825 S. Campus Drive 84112
  • River’s Bend Northwest Senior Center, 1300 W. 300 North 84116
  • Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 S. State St. 84114
  • Sorenson Multicultural Center, 855 W. California Ave. (1305 South) 84104
  • Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, 1375 E. Spring Lane (5000 South) 84117
  • Sunday Anderson Westside Senior Center, 868 W. 900 South 84104
  • Trolley Square, 602 E. 500 South 84102
  • Utah’s Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave. 84108
  • Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple 84101

Where can I learn more about the candidates and ballot measures?

For Utah’s official voter information pamphlet, visit https://voteinfo.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2020/10/Utah-VIP-2020-General-FIN.pdf

What if I need more information?

Call the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Elections Division at 385-468-7400 or go to https://slco.org/clerk/elections

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