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Hello Utah!

If you want to vote, first you need to make sure you’re registered. There’s a link in the description where you can check your registration status right now.

If you aren’t registered, or have moved or changed your name since the last time you voted, you can register online using the link in the description as long as you have a Utah driver’s license or state ID. If you don’t have an Utah license — maybe you don’t drive or you’re a college student from another state — you’ll go to the same registration website, but at the end, you have to print it out and mail it in. You can also go to your county clerk’s office and register in person — there’s a link to their locations below.

The deadline to register if you’re doing it by mail, is October 5th for November’s general election, but you have until October 27th to register online. Still, If you miss any of those dates, don’t worry. You can also register the same day you vote, either on election day at your polling place, or at your early vote location during the early voting period.

Great. So you’re registered. Now you get to vote.

Any registered voter in Utah can vote absentee by mail. All you have to do is pick a form in the links below – there’s an online and a mail in version – and submit it by October 27th, though, the sooner you do it the better. You can even check a box on the absentee request form to get an absentee ballot for every election.

Instead of having to request one every time, a ballot will just show up in the mail every time you’re able to vote. Once you get your ballot in the mail, you can fill it out at your own pace, and send it in so that it gets to your County Clerk by November 3rd. Most counties in Utah also allow you to vote early in person from October 20th through the 30th, but some counties add extra dates, and the times and locations are different from county to county so use the link below to see when and where you can vote early.

If you plan on voting in person on November 3rd, there’s a link in the description that will tell you where you need to go to vote. You’ll need to bring an ID with you, like a valid Utah Driver’s License, state ID, concealed weapon permit, passport, or tribal ID. If you don’t have any of those, you can bring two other kinds of ID, like a student ID, social security card, birth certificate, current utility bill, paycheck, or bank statement with your name and address on it, and a whole bunch of less common forms of ID — there’s a list of all of them in the links below.

If you want to see everything that’s going to be on the ballot ahead of time, you can go to the same link you used to check your registration and polling place and look at a sample ballot. This gives you a chance to research the candidates for your local elections ahead of time. You don’t have to vote for every single item on the ballot for it to be counted – you can leave things blank if you want to, but your local elections can be pretty important, so it’s worth checking out what’s on there ahead of time.

You can even take a screenshot or print it out and bring it to the polls with you so you don’t forget who you wanted to vote for. One last thing: if you’re going to vote—open up your notes app or grab a piece of paper and make a plan. Write down when and how you’re going to register, what time you’re going to vote, how you’re gonna get there, what ID you’re going to use, even who you’re going to bring to the polls with you.

Having a plan is a great way to make sure that nothing unexpected stops you from voting on November 3rd. All the links you need to check your registration, vote early, or find polling location are in the description. Thanks for being a voter.

How To Vote in Every State is produced by Complexly in partnership with The MediaWise Voter Project, which is led by The Poynter Institute and supported by Facebook.