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How do primaries work in Utah?

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A primary election is an election in which registered voters select a candidate that they believe should be a political party's candidate for elected office to run in the general election. They are also used to choose convention delegates and party leaders.

Primaries are state-level and local-level elections that take place prior to a general election. In Utah, parties decide who may vote in their primaries. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Democratic primary. Only registered Republicans can vote in the Republican primary

When are primary elections held?

Primary elections will be held the June 26, 2018.

How can I vote for the 2018 primaries in Utah?

Voters can either vote by mail or in-person.

By mail: If you registered to vote and checked the box “Would you like to receive your ballot by mail on an ongoing basis?” you will receive your ballot by mail. Ballots will begin to be sent out by June 5th

In person: You can vote in-person by showing up to a polling station from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. To find a polling station near you you can visit


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