SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Lt. Governor’s Office today announces that Utah is one of the first states in the nation to implement an online Voter Registration program. Anyone with a recent Utah driver license is able to complete the free online process at http://voter.utah.gov. The new service is designed to increase voter registration by simplifying the process, and eliminate downloading and printing of the Voter Registration form. Utah residents without a recent driver license, may still print, sign, and mail in the completed form.
“As part of a continued effort on behalf of the Lt. Governor’s Office, I am excited about the new Online Voter Registration Web site,” said Lt. Governor Greg Bell. “Our goal is to get as many citizens as possible out to the polls and voting. By increasing the ease and convenience of voter registration, we hope more voters will participate in the election process.”
Applicants for a new driver license will be connected directly to this new online voter registration service. The state is using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to encourage citizens to register to vote. Upon completion, new voters can share with their Twitter followers and Facebook friends a link back to the voter registration website.
The new online service also benefits each County Clerk's Office by providing staffing efficiencies on voter registration deadlines when many offices are flooded with last-minute registrations.
The online registration form must be completed and submitted at least 30 days prior to an election. Upon submission, the registration is valid for life unless a registrant moves, changes name, or changes affiliated political party. In these cases, residents may re-register online, quickly updating the voter registration information.