Utah Republican Primary Election and Gubernatorial Election, 2020
The State of Utah is holding elections for Governor and Lieutenant Governor on November 3, 2020.
1. What changes have been made to the Primary Election to prevent the spread of the coronavirus?
To help prevent the spread of coronavirus, your options to vote in the Primary Election may be different than previous elections. If you are a registered voter of a county other than San Juan County, carefully read the following changes:
- The Primary Election will be conducted primarily by mail.
- Drop boxes will be available for depositing mail ballots until 8:00 pm on Election Day.
- There will be no regular polling places on election day, but your county may offer limited drive-up voting on Election Day, June 30th. Your county clerk may cancel drive-up voting based on public health concerns without prior notice.
- If drive-up voting is cancelled based on public health concerns, you will be required to vote by mail.
- Unless your county offers drive-up voting on Election Day only, there will not be in person voting and no in person early voting.
- There will be no in person voter registration.
- There will be no voter registration on Election Day or at the polls (also known as registration by provisional ballot).
- If you are a voter with a disability who is not able to vote using a mail ballot, you may obtain information on voting in an accessible manner by visiting your county clerk’s website, by contacting your county clerk, or by reviewing the information included in your mail ballot.
If you are registered to vote in San Juan County, your county will provide early voting and polling places on Election Day as it has done in the past. Visit the San Juan County Clerk’s website for more information.
2. Will I receive a ballot in the mail?
It depends. You will receive a ballot in the mail if you are an active registered voter and affiliated with the Republican Party on your voter registration.
If you are not affiliated with the Republican Party and would like to vote in the primary election, contact your county clerk’s office to obtain a ballot. Please note that the Republican Party requires you to affiliate with the party to participate in its primary election.
Your county clerk will mail ballots between June 9, 2020 and June 23, 2020. If you are registered to vote in San Juan County, your ballot may be mailed sooner. If you do not receive a ballot shortly after this time, immediately contact your county clerk’s office.
Here are some helpful links:
- Check your voter registration status and party affiliation.
- Check the primary election contests in your area.
3. How can I check my party affiliation?
4. How can I change my party affiliation? Is there a deadline to change it before the election?
You can change your party affiliation by submitting a new voter registration form. The voter registration form must be received by your county clerk’s office by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 19, 2020.
If you are not affiliated with a political party (also known as an unaffiliated voter) and your county offers drive-up voting on Election Day, you may change your party affiliation at a drive-up location. (Please keep in mind that your county clerk may close a drive-up voting location without prior notice if it is necessary to protect the public health.)
Can’t find the information you’re looking for? Here are some helpful links: