Your ballot is available for perusing online.
The state elections office provides an online service that allows people to get a sneak peak at the ballot they will see when they head to the polls. It is a part of a voting website that offers information about the mechanics of voting.
The website is vote.utah.gov. Once on the front page, select 'On My Ballot.' Then someone may select 'Sample Ballot' and then 'Summit' when prompted to select a county. Then someone is asked to select their precinct and the ballot is displayed.
If the person is not sure what precinct they reside within, select the 'Find My Polling Place' link on the front page of the site and then follow the link underneath the question 'Want To Find Your Precinct? Sign In to See More.' The page asks questions about the voter and where they live. A sample ballot for their address is then generated.
Someone who lives in the Old Town South precinct, as an example, will vote in the state House of Representatives District 54 campaign. But a voter in the Summit Park East precinct will see the contest for District 28 of the House of Representatives on the ballot.
Everyone in Summit County will vote on the Summit County Council contests, the U.S. House of Representatives 1st District campaign and the competition for the U.S. Senate. The gubernatorial campaign and other state-level offices are also on everyone's ballot.
The site also provides information about registering to vote, the logistics of Election Day, requesting an absentee ballot and when someone can vote early. Someone is able to learn where their polling location is on Election Day by selecting their precinct. If someone does not know the precinct where they reside, they are able to provide information to learn where they vote.
The last day to register to vote in person or online and be able to vote on Election Day is Monday. Early voting starts on Tuesday and runs through Nov. 2. Early voting locations will be at the County Courthouse, the Marsac Building, the Richins Building and at Kamas City Hall.
The site provides information about identification that voters must show poll workers before they are allowed to cast a ballot. Common forms of identification that are accepted include a valid Utah driver license, a valid U.S. passport and a government-issued identification card.
If someone does not possess one of the forms of identification, they may present two different sorts of forms out of a list of 17 that include the person's name and address. They include identifications like a valid Social Security card, a certified birth certificate, a current vehicle registration issued by Utah or a utility bill that dates no earlier than 90 days before Election Day.
The Summit County Clerk's Office, which oversees elections in the county, also has information posted on its website. The direct address is: www.summitcounty.org/clerk. Then select '2012 Presidential Election Information.' The link provides a broad range of information beyond the White House campaign.