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You can vote in Salt Lake County Tuesday even if you haven’t yet registered

This year, the Utah State Legislature passed a pilot project for Election Day Voter Registration, in which Salt Lake County is taking part. This means that, even if you have not yet registered to vote, you may go to the polls and vote anyway. From Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen’s website:

Can I Still Vote On Election Day If I Haven’t Registered To Vote By The Deadlines?
Yes! You can still vote on Election Day if you have not registered to vote prior to any of the deadlines stated above. You will need to go to your polling location and you will be issued a provisional ballot. To find your polling location, you can call (385)468-8683. You will need to present ID and proof of residency. (Note: This change in the voter registration requirement is because Salt Lake County is participating in a pilot project for Election Day Voter Registration, which was passed by the Legislature in 2014.)

Valid Voter identification means:

A form of identification that bears the name and photograph of the voter which may include:

  • a currently valid Utah driver license;
  • a currently valid identification card that is issued by:
  • the state; or a branch, department, or agency of the United States;
  • a currently valid Utah permit to carry a concealed weapon;
  • a currently valid United States passport; or
  • a currently valid United States military identification card;
  • one of the following identification cards, whether or not the card includes a photograph of the voter:
    • a valid tribal identification card,
    • a Bureau of Indian Affairs card; or
    • a tribal treaty card;

OR (2) two forms of identification that bear the name of the voter and provide evidence that the voter resides in the voting precinct, which may include:

  • a current utility bill or a legible copy thereof, dated within the 90 days before the election;
  • a bank or other financial account statement, or a legible copy thereof;
  • a certified birth certificate;
  • a valid Social Security card;
  • a check issued by the state or the federal government or a legible copy thereof;
  • a paycheck from the voter’s employer, or a legible copy thereof;
  • a currently valid Utah hunting or fishing license;
  • certified naturalization documentation;
  • a currently valid license issued by an authorized agency of the United States;
  • a certified copy of court records showing the voter’s adoption or name change;
  • a valid Medicaid card, Medicare card, or Electronic Benefits Transfer Card;
  • a currently valid identification card issued by:
    • a local government within the state;
    • an employer for an employee; or
    • a college, university, technical school, or professional school
    • a current Utah vehicle registration.

Swensen said that proof of residency can be the above identification with your current address on it, or a bank statement of utility bill no older than 90 days with both your name and address shown.

To find where your polling location is, go to: https://secure.slco.org/clerk/elections/index.cfm

 

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