Vermont

37% of 18-29 year olds voted in Vermont in 2016*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be completed before or on November 3, 2020 in order to be eligible to vote in the 2020 General Election. There is no voter registration deadline in Vermont, so you can register to vote in Vermont on any day up to and including Election Day.

Check Registration Status

Check your Vermont voter registration status here.

 

Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old on or before Election Day, a resident of Vermont, and take the Voter’s Oath.

  • First-time registrants in Vermont must take the voter’s oath. You must be 18 to take the oath, and it may be self-administered.
  • College students may choose to register to vote at either their home address OR at their college address. See more information here.

Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail, or in-person for the 2020 General Election is November 3, 2020. However, it is recommended that online registration is completed the Friday before election day (October 30, 2020).

 

Voter Registration Process

There are three primary methods of registering to vote in Vermont: registering online, mailing in a printable application, or registering in-person.

  • To be sure your name appears on the checklist, please register to vote online by the Friday before the election (October 30, 2020). If you register online the day before the election or on Election Day, your application may not be processed and your name may not appear on the checklist and you may be asked to fill out another application at the polls.
  • Further voter registration information for Vermont can be found here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 Election.

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Vermont offers absentee by-mail and early absentee in-person voting. Voters are encouraged to consider voting using one of these methods in order to minimize their risk of exposure to COVID-19. See more information about COVID-19 updates here.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

Any registered voter in Vermont may request an absentee ballot and is not required to provide a reason. Click here to access Vermont’s Request for Early Absentee Ballot Form or click here to request your ballot online.

  • The deadline to request an absentee by-mail ballot is no later than by 5 pm or the close of the Town Clerk’s office on the day before the election (November 2, 2020).
  • Because of COVID-19, all active registered voters will receive a ballot by mail (between September 21, 2020 and October 1, 2020). All Vermont cities and most towns have official ballot drop boxes, click here to find yours.
  • Your completed mail-in ballot/absentee ballot must be received on or by Election Day (November 3, 2020) before the polls close at 7 pm. Click here to track your ballot.
  • Along with returning the ballot to the polls by 7 pm, voters can also return completed ballots to the town clerk before the close of business on the day before the election (November 2, 2020).
  • Further absentee by-mail voting information for Vermont is listed here.

Early Voting

Vermont offers early voting.

  • Early voting, also known as in-person absentee voting, will be available starting 45 days before the election (September 21, 2020) and ending the day before the election (November 2, 2020).

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

  • Click here to view more information about available polling locations.

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open from between 5 am and 10 am and close at 7 pm.

  • In order to vote in Vermont, you do not need to provide an ID, unless you are a first-time voter who registered by mail. In that case, information about acceptable forms of ID can be found here.
  • Further Vermont voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 Election.

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