How to vote in Vermont

This guide contains information about the 2018 midterm election held on November 6. It may be out-of-date.
 
Election day is Tuesday, November 6. Vermont allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Vermont offers early voting.

Who can vote

To register in Vermont you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Vermont
  • be 18 years of age on or before election day
  • have taken the following Oath: 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 [Voter's Oath, Vermont Constitution, Chapter II, Section 42]
  • By signing, you are attesting that you have sworn or affirmed the Vermont voter's oath as printed above. The oath may be self-administered.

Vote in person

Vote on election day

Voters registered in Vermont can look up where to vote on Vermont's site or at GetToThePolls.com.

Vote early

Vermont voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Saturday, September 22 to Monday, November 5, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live. You can look up when and where to vote early at GetToThePolls.com.

What to bring

  • If you've voted in Vermont before, you do not need to show ID to vote.
  • If you're a first-time voter in the municipality who registered by mail, and didn't provide ID when you registered, you will need to show ID to vote. Acceptable forms include: a valid photo ID; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or any other government document that shows your current name and address.
  • Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot.

Vote by mail

  1. Request your mail-in ballot with a mail ballot application.
  2. Fill out the application completely.
  3. Submit the request to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Monday, November 5.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.

See what's on the ballot

Learn more about what will be on your ballot at GetToThePolls.com or Ballotpedia.

Get step-by-step help

TurboVote can help you fill out your ballot request form, send you election reminders, and more. If you'd like more help planning how to vote, we can walk you through the process!

Military and overseas voters

Active-duty military, their families, and voters living outside the US can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To do so:
  1. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
  2. Send the application to your election official.
  3. It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. You can look up recommended mailing dates by country and region.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
  5. States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:
  • You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
  • If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program – FVAP.gov offers additional information on military and overseas voting in Vermont.

Check your voter registration status

You can look up your voter registration record and verify that your information is correct using Vermont's voter registration lookup tool.

Dates and deadlines

  • Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
  • The deadline to register online is Tuesday, November 6.
  • The deadline for registering to vote by mail is Tuesday, November 6.
  • The deadline to register to vote in person is Tuesday, November 6.
  • The early voting period runs from Saturday, September 22 to Monday, November 5, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
  • The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Monday, November 5.
  • You can also register and vote on Election Day.

Election contact information for Vermont

Address:
Secretary of State
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633

Phone Number:
800-439-8683