Early Voting Ending In Most Counties; Ballots Can Still Be Placed In Drop Boxes, Mailed

Oct 30, 2020, 7:16 AM | Updated: 8:55 pm

OGDEN, Utah – Friday was the last day for in-person early voting in Utah, but residents can still vote in person on Election Day or by mail.

Voters can also fill out their ballots and drop them off at an official ballot drop box in their county.

Find your local dropbox here:

What happens after your ballot is sent in the mail or placed in a drop box, though?

KSL TV got a closer look at how the vote-by-mail process works in Weber County.

“We capture the signature and barcode to make sure that voter hasn’t already voted and that they’re registered and the vote is valid,” said Weber County Clerk Ricky Hatch.

Election officials compare that signature to the one that’s on file with county.

KSL Investigator Matt Gephardt reported earlier this month on what happens if your ballot signature and your signature on file don’t match.

The county clerk said voters should know their ballots are in safe hands.

Employees have to undergo a background check that includes an investigation into their social media accounts to ensure they are completely objective.

If you haven’t mailed in your ballot yet, it will need to be postmarked before Election Day, Nov. 3.

If you are unable to get your ballot in the mail by Nov. 2, then you’ll need to drop it off by hand to your county clerk or at one of your county’s official drop boxes.

Click here for a map of available drop boxes. For more information on how to cast your vote, go to vote.utah.gov.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Utah Election

An upcoming ballot initiative will have Utah voters decide if the State government should have more...
Shelby Lofton

What Utah voters should know about Constitutional Amendment A

An upcoming ballot initiative will have Utah voters decide if the State government should have more money during emergency situations.
2 months ago
FILE: Independent candidate Evan McMullin  (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)...
By Devan Cole, CNN

Utah Democrats back independent as US Senate candidate

The Utah Democratic Party on Saturday threw its support behind the independent candidacy of former presidential contender Evan McMullin to take on GOP Sen. Mike Lee.
8 months ago
FILE PHOTO -- Virginia residents vote at the Fairfax County Government Center on November 02, 2021 ...
Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

Davis County offers election security town hall and tour

FARMINGTON, Utah — With the Utah Legislature addressing voter confidence, and with far too little voter fraud discovered to make a difference in the 2020 election, Davis County officials are continuing efforts to be transparent in its election process. The county is holding a series of election integrity events, including one Wednesday night, to provide […]
9 months ago
Lindsay Aerts, KSL NewsRadio

Follow the Ballot: How Utah ballots are tabulated and audited

In the second of a two-part series, learn how Utah ballots are tabulated and audited to assure accuracy and election security.
10 months ago
Rep. Burgess Owens (Photo Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican Nationa...

Burgess Owens, Blake Moore Sworn Into Office

Utah representatives Blake Moore and Burgess Owens have been sworn into office.
2 years ago
Utah County residents vote in-person during the 2020 General Election on Nov. 3, 2020. (KSL-TV)...
Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Utah’s 29 Counties Finalize Election Results

Many of Utah’s 29 counties were celebrating increased voter turnout as they submitted their final vote totals to the state election office on Tuesday.
2 years ago

Sponsored Articles

notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 reasons you may want to consider apartment life over owning a home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to choose what MBA program is right for you: Take this quiz before you apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t let a ransomware attack get you down | Protect your workplace today with cyber insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Hand turning a thermostat knob to increase savings by decreasing energy consumption. Composite imag...
Lighting Design

5 Lighting Tips to Save Energy and Money in Your Home

Advances in lighting technology make it easier to use smart features to cut costs. Read for tips to save energy by using different lighting strategies in your home.
Early Voting Ending In Most Counties; Ballots Can Still Be Placed In Drop Boxes, Mailed