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
Due to COVID-19, in-person services may have limited availability. Contact your local election office to confirm. See CDC guidance on safe in-person voting.
Vote on Election Day
Voters in Vermont can look up where to vote on Vermont's site.
Vermont does offer early voting. There are no dates available right now, please check back later.
What to bring
- If you've voted in Vermont before, or if you registered for the first time in person at your clerk’s office, you do not need to show ID to vote.
- If you're a first-time voter in the municipality who registered by mail or online, 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 may register in person at the polls and will simply need to provide your VT driver’s license number or the last four digits of your social security number.
- For more information, please visit VoteRiders.
Vote by mail
Election Day registration
Vermont does offer registration on Election Day. In Vermont, you may register to vote on any day up to and including the day of the election. Registration is available online, by mail, at your town or city clerk's office before the election, and during polling hours on Election Day.
See what's on the ballot
Learn more about what will be on your ballot by visiting Ballotpedia.
Get step-by-step help
TurboVote can help you start the absentee/mail-in ballot request process, 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 overseas citizens can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA process is done by mail, but your state may offer other options to request and return ballots. Please contact your election official for more information about delivery and return methods, including email, fax, and state online portals. To follow the FPCA process:
- 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.
- Send the application to your election official.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. .
- Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it.
- 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
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