Mail-in ballots for Utah primary must be postmarked by June 24

A mail-in ballot gets turned in at the dropbox at the Washington County Administration Building, St. George, Utah, November, 2016 | File photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Today  — Monday, June 24 — is the last day to send mail-in ballots for party primaries in Utah, a day ahead of the state’s primary election day. Ballots postmarked after Monday won’t be valid.

As of Friday at 5 p.m. more than 20% of ballots cast statewide had been processed, Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson posted on X.


Estimated percent ballots processed as of 5:00 PM:

20.5% statewide

County clerks have been busy today!#UtahPrimary2024

— Lt. Gov. Deidre M. Henderson (@LGHendersonUtah) June 21, 2024

However, those who miss the Monday deadline can still vote in person on Tuesday or cast their ballot in a drop box. More information on the drop box locations can be found at the Utah Voter Information website.

This year, different parties are competing for federal and state offices, including Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney’s seat in the U.S. Senate, a highly-sought role, with four Republican hopefuls vying for it — businessman Jason Walton, Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs, Rep. John Curtis and former Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson.

There are also head-to-head races to become the GOP nominee in Congressional District 1, where incumbent Republican Rep. Blake Moore is challenged by South Ogden electrician Paul Miller, and in Congressional District 2, where incumbent Rep. Celeste Maloy, R-Utah, is facing combat veteran Colby Jenkins.

And in the 3rd Congressional District, there’s a more crowded race with Utah Auditor John Dougall, Roosevelt Mayor JR Bird, state Sen. Mike Kennedy of Alpine, and veteran and former Utah County Republican Party chairman Stewart Peay all competing for the Republican spot on the November general election ballot.

One of the most watched state races in predominantly-red Utah is the Republican primary for the governor’s office. After a signature gathering process and the Republican convention, Gov. Spencer Cox is set to face state Rep. Phil Lyman, R-Blanding.

Whoever earns the Republican nomination will compete with the Democratic candidate, state Rep. Brian King of Salt Lake City.

Candidates for Utah’s attorney general, state auditor and multiple seats in the Utah Senate and House will be decided on Tuesday, as well.

Written by ALIXEL CABRERA, Utah News Dispatch

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