UTAH

How to vote from your hospital bed

LINKS

Before October 28, 2020

Register to Vote!

Find more information at https://vote.utah.gov/ or https://www.vote.org/.

Utah is a vote-by-mail state, so every registered voter will receive a ballot in the mail between 21 and 7 days before the election.

Before November 3, 2020

If you are hospitalized after the time that ballots are mailed and unable to physically access your ballot, you may request a representative (ex. relative) to obtain an emergency ballot application, a manual ballot, and a manual ballot envelope from your local election office in-person.

Polls Close on Tuesday November 3, 2020

Your representative must return the emergency voter application and the sealed manual ballot envelope must be returned to the election officer's office in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.

 

DEADLINES

 

STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

2.

Request an Absentee Ballot Application

Utah is a vote-by-mail state, so every registered voter will receive a ballot in the mail between 21 and 7 days before the election. You are still able to vote if you are hospitalized after mail-in ballots are mailed to voters. Utah defines a hospitalized voter as someone who:

(a) is hospitalized or otherwise confined to a medical or long-term care institution;
(b) does not have a manual ballot in the voter's immediate possession;
(c) is able to vote a manual ballot; and 
(d) is not able to acquire a manual ballot without the assistance of another individual.

Up until the close of polls on Election Day at 8 PM, you may obtain a manual ballot to use as an emergency ballot through a personal representative.

If you're unable to access a printer, contact your Patient Voting team at patientvoting@gmail.com and we will help deliver materials to you.

3.

Obtain Your Ballot

Your personal representative (ex. relative) must visit your local election office to request a ballot-in person. Contact information for your local election officer can be found here. After this request, your representative should be given an emergency ballot application, a manual ballot, and a manual ballot envelope. After your representative returns these items to you, you must complete the emergency ballot application, complete and sign the affidavit on the manual ballot envelope, mark the voter's votes on the manual ballot, place the manual ballot into the envelope, and seal the envelope.

4.

Vote!

Fill out your ballot! 

5.

Drop off your Absentee Ballot

Your personal representative must return your filled-out envelope, containing your ballot and emergency ballot application, to your local elections office (not a polling station) by 8 PM on Election Day in order for it to be counted.

If you have difficulty with getting your ballot to the County Elections office, contact your Patient Voting team at patientvoting@gmail.com and we will help figure this out.

 

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PRINTABLE MATERIALS

 

STATE LAW

Utah

H.B. 36 Election Amendments

20-3a-301. Emergency Ballots.
(1) As used in this section, "hospitalized voter" means a registered voter who:
(a) is hospitalized or otherwise confined to a medical or long-term care institution;
(b) does not have a manual ballot in the voter's immediate possession;
(c) is able to vote a manual ballot; and 
(d) is not able to acquire a manual ballot without the assistance of another individual.
(2) A hospitalized voter may, in accordance with this section, obtain a manual ballot to use as an emergency ballot and vote at any time after the election officer mails manual ballots to the majority of voters and before the close of polls on election day.
(3)
(a) An individual may obtain an emergency ballot application, a manual ballot, and a manual ballot envelope from the election officer on behalf of a hospitalized voter by requesting a ballot and application in person at the election officer's office during business hours.
(b) The election officer shall require the individual to sign a statement identifying the individual and the hospitalized voter.
(4) To vote the hospitalized voter shall complete the emergency ballot application, complete and sign the affidavit on the manual ballot envelope, mark the voter's votes on the manual ballot, place the manual ballot into the envelope, and seal the envelope unless a different method is authorized under Section 20A-1-308.
(5) To be counted, the emergency voter application and the sealed manual ballot envelope must be returned to the election officer's office in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.

 

COVID-19 and Patient Voting

Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:

Utah is a universal mail-in voting state so you do not have to be physically present at a polling station in order to vote. The most up-to-date announcements regarding election changes can be found at https://vote.utah.gov/.

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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