VOTE: Guide for early voting, mail-in ballots, deadlines

Iron County residents vote in primary election, June 28, 2016, Cedar City, Utah | Photo by Tracie Sullivan, St. George News/Cedar City News

ST. GEORGE – While mail-in ballots have grown in popularity in recent years, voters in certain counties who still prefer visiting polling locations can get an early start. Early voting started Tuesday and runs through Nov. 1. Many Utah residents have also received their mail-in ballots already.

St. George residents participating in early voting for the Utah primary election, St. George, Utah, June 24, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
St. George residents participating in early voting for the Utah primary election, St. George, Utah, June 24, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Of Utah’s 29 counties, 21 have shifted exclusively to mail-in ballots, with Iron County joining that number this year. However, polling locations in parts of Washington County remain an option for early voting and the general election Nov. 8.

Some of Washington County’s smaller communities, such as Rockville, Leeds and others, will be voting by mail exclusively.

For those voting by mail, if you did not receive your ballot by Tuesday, it is advised that you contact the Washington County Clerk’s Office at 435-634-5712 or in person at the Washington County Administration Building at 197 E. Tabernacle St. in St. George.

As of Tuesday evening, the Lt. Governor’s Office, which oversees the elections, reported over Twitter that nearly 10 percent of Utah’s registered voters had cast in their ballots.

Dates to note

  • Nov. 1 – Last day to register to vote online at voter.utah.gov or at a county clerk’s office.
  • Nov. 3 – Last day to request absentee and mail-in ballots.
  • Nov. 4 – Early voting ends.
  • Nov. 7 – All mail-in ballots must be postmarked no later than this date.
  • Nov. 8 – The General Election.

Prepare to vote, read more: St. George News reports relating to Election 2016


Early polling locations in Washington County

Note: A form of state-recognized identification is required to be able to vote. This can typically be a driver’s license or a state-issued ID. A list of other forms of ID and documentation acceptable at the polls can be found here.

Dixie Center St. George, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St George

  • Monday, Oct. 31 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 4 | 1-5 p.m.

Dixie State University – Gardner Center, 225 S. 700 East, St George

  • Wednesday, Nov. 2 | noon to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 | noon to 4 p.m.

Hurricane City Community Center, 63 S. 100 West, Hurricane

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 3-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 27 | 3-7 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 28 | 3-7 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 31 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 4 | 1-5 p.m.

Santa Clara Branch Library, 1099 Lava Flow Drive, St George

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 11 a.m to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 27 | 11 a.m to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 28 | 11 a.m to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 31 | 1-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 | 1-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2 | 1-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 | 1-6 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 4 | noon to 5 p.m.

St George City Office, 175 E. 200 North, Saint George

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 9 am to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 27 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 28 | 9 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 31 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 4 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Washington City Library, 220 N. 300 East, Washington City

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 | noon to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 27 | noon to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 | noon to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 31 | 1-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 | 1-6 p.m
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2 | 1-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 | 1-6 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 4 | noon to 5 p.m.

Email: mkessler@stgnews.com

Twitter: @MoriKessler

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2 Comments

  • Not_So_Much October 27, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Vote early this election? With the possibility of new information coming to light at any time, with the choices we have and you don’t want to give yourself every opportunity to get insights and information, then go ahead and vote the party ticket. At least you won’t have to think.

  • Michael October 27, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Voting? Follow Trump’s astounding recommendation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oUIe_Kwaj4

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