Securing Your Mail Ballot

Utah has been voting by mail for over a decade, and it has proven to be a secure and accessible way to vote. Keep reading below for more information:

1. How does vote by mail work?

Your county clerk uses various security and privacy measures to ensure that your mail ballot is secret and counted accurately. Watch this short video that explains their process:

2. Do I have to mail my ballot?

No. If you do not want to mail your ballot using the United States Postal Service, you have other options to turn in your ballot:

  1. Drop your ballot off at a drop box location. Find drop boxes in your county.
  2. Drop your ballot off at an early voting location or an Election Day voting location. Find a location near you.

You can return your ballot by mail but it must be postmarked before election day. If you prefer to use a secure dropbox, your ballot must be dropped off before 8:00 pm on Election Day, November 8, 2022.

3. What happens if my signature on my ballot envelope doesn’t match?

Your county election officials will compare the signature on your ballot envelope with the signature on your previous ballots and your voter registration form. If your signature does not match, your county clerk will notify you. You will be given an opportunity to submit an affidavit called a “cure letter” that allows you to affirm that your signature is correct. Once your county election official receives your affidavit, the ballot will be counted.