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Election news from across Utah's statewide and national races in 2020.

Here’s How to Register To Vote If You Don’t Have A Utah Driver License Or State ID

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Sonja Hutson
KUER’s Sonja Hutson fills out a Salt Lake County voter registration form.

The number of active registered voters has grown by about 140,000 Utahns since the state’s June primary, making the total number of active registered voters more than 1.6 million.

People who have a Utah driver license or state ID can register online. But Utahns who have recently moved here and don’t have one can register by filling out — and signing — a paper form.

That’s my situation. I moved here less than a year ago and haven’t made it in to get a Utah drivers license yet. But, on Monday, I registered in about 10 minutes.

First — I went to the Salt Lake County Clerk’s election web page, where I had to print a form and fill out some basic information, like my address and the last four digits of my social security number and sign it, as digital signatures are not allowed. Next, I had to send it in, so I scanned it using an app on my phone and emailed it into the clerk’s office.

Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen said registering through these forms is becoming more popular.

“It has been huge,” Swensen said. “There are so many people that are moving into Salt Lake County from other states and are in that very situation where they don't have a Utah driver's license.”

The voter registration deadline is this Friday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. Voters can also register and cast a provisional ballot at a polling location on Election Day, Nov. 3.

To learn more about the 2020 Elections in Utah, check out KUER’s Voter Guide.

A breakdown of the candidates and issues on Utahns' ballots this November.

Sonja Hutson is a politics and government reporter at KUER.
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