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Vermont

In Vermont elections are overseen by the Vermont Secretary of State.

CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE: 

https://www.mvp.sec.state.vt.us

REGISTERING TO VOTE IN Vermont:

  • Same Day Registration is available at local Town Clerk’s offices.

  • Register online with a state ID, by mail, or in person at your local town clerk’s office.

  • Proof identity and residence is required to register for the first time online or by mail. Acceptable forms of proof include:

    • Valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport)

    • Current utility bill

    • Current bank statement

    • Another government document

  • Vermont is adorable! All Vermont voters must take the “Voters Oath” when registering for the first time. This is it: “You solemnly swear (or affirm) that whenever you give your vote or suffrage, touching any matter that concerns the State of Vermont, you will do it so as in your conscience you shall judge will most conduce to the best good of the same, as established by the Constitution, without fear or favor of any person.”

      

PRIMARY RULES:

  • Open Primaries, meaning voters can vote in the primary of their choice.

WAYS TO VOTE:

  • In Person on Election Day

  • Early In Person (At your local town clerk’s office. Voters can vote there or take the ballot home and return it another day.)

  • By Mail / Absentee (Apply by mail, in person or online. Ballots are available at least 45 days before the primary or general election and 20 days before a municipal election. The clerk must receive the ballot by the close of polls on Election Day in order for it to be counted by the day before.) 

  • At Home (For anybody who is ill or disabled, a ballot can be delivered to the home on Election Day itself. Request for this must be received by the town clerk by 5 p.m. on the day before the election. Two justices deliver the ballot, then bring it back to the polling place so that it can be counted.)

Know before you go:

  • ID is not required to vote (unless you registered by mail and are voting for the first time).

    • If you registered when you renewed your driver’s license, or as part of a voter registration drive, you are not required to show ID.

  • Polling Hours: Polls open between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., depending up the town. Polling ends at 7 p.m. 

  • Voter Outreach contact: 802-828-1931