SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Office of Elections has issued a statement related to a postcard sent to Utah households containing “misinformation” about the state’s mail-in ballot process.
According to the Utah Office of Elections, the United States Postal Service mailed a postcard to Utah households containing information on the upcoming General Election and mail-in ballots a week ago. The Utah Office of Elections says that the postcard contains a recommendation which does not reflect Utah’s current voting rules.
“The postcard encourages recipients to ‘request your mail-in ballot… at least 15 days before Election Day,’” the press release reads. but, “In Utah, all active registered voters in Utah automatically receive their ballots in the mail. Individuals do not need to request a mail-in ballot separately if they have previously registered to vote.”
County clerks mail ballots to all registered voters the week of October 13th. Voters have until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 23rd, to register to vote and automatically receive a mail ballot.
Registered voters in Utah can cast their ballot in one of four ways – through the mail, by mail ballot drop box, at in-person early voting locations, or at a polling place on Election Day.