Register as a Republican to have my vote count?

As tax referendum supporters, our vote in the gubernatorial race is historically important. We know that any tax reform agenda will be guided through the future Governor’s office.

If we do not want all of our hard work on the referendum to be forgotten, we need to make our voice heard through our vote!

Therefore, it is critical that we know all the rules of registering to vote and strategies for electing the candidate that you would like.

Over one-third of people in the state of Utah are now registered as “unaffiliated” voters. This growing trend surely is the result of the dissatisfaction of party politics of today. And yet, if these voters want a say in who their governor will be, it may be imperative that they change their party affiliation in order to vote in the June primary. With four powerhouse Republican gubernatorial candidates in the primary, only one will be on the November ballot.

According to vote.utah.gov, “You can change your party affiliation by submitting a new voter registration form. The voter registration form must be received by your county clerk’s office by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 19, 2020.

According to vote.utah.gov, “You can change your party affiliation by submitting a new voter registration form.  If you are already registered to vote you change your party affiliation by updating your current record online. If you are not registered you can register online and indicate your party affiliation at that time. Click here and then select the “Register to vote or update registration button.  

If you are not affiliated with a political party (also known as an unaffiliated voter) and your county offers drive-up voting on Election Day, you may change your party affiliation at a drive-up location. (Please keep in mind that your county clerk may close a drive-up voting location without prior notice if it is necessary to protect the public health.)

The Utah Republican primary is June 30, 2020. Vote by mail ballots will be mailed starting June 9, 2020. Time is of the essence if you want to vote for the Republican candidate that will be on the ballot this November. Contact your County Clerk for specific information or visit vote.utah.gov.