2022 general election: Utah County begins sending mail-in ballots

The Utah County clerk’s office began mailing ballots on Monday to those in Utah who are eligible and registered to vote. The 2022 general election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (The Daily Universe)

The Utah County clerk’s office began mailing ballots on Oct. 17 to those in Utah who are eligible and registered to vote in the 2022 general election taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Registered voters in Utah County will receive a ballot in the mail within a week of them being sent and they will vote for a candidate for the U.S. Senate and a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 3rd and 4th Districts.

Among other measures Utah County registered voters will vote on is the creation of the Orem School District with boundaries contiguous with the city of Orem. Click here to see a sample ballot.

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Election officials across the U.S. have begun releasing information about election security amid concerns about election fraud because of an increase of mail-in voting since the November 2020 presidential election during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Utah County Elections Division will host an open house along with BYU students to provide information about voting by mail and election security in Utah on Oct. 18.

According to the Utah Association of Counties, once a ballot is mailed, it remains sealed in its envelope until it is processed by trained and qualified election officials to ensure the votes are accurately counted and confidential.

The association also said county clerks verify a registered voter’s signature and the unique number on the ballot envelope to confirm the voter’s identity.

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The 2022 general election deadlines are as follows:

  • Oct. 18: Clerks begin mailing active voters ballots.
  • Oct. 28: Final day to register to vote while receiving a ballot in your mailbox.
  • Nov. 1: Final day to request a mail-in ballot before 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 7: Final day to get the ballot postmarked by USPS.

Residents can register to vote online at the website voter.utah.gov, in-person at the county clerk’s office or by filling out a paper registration form and mailing or emailing a scanned copy to their respective county clerk.

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