Vermont Voting Requirements & Information

U.S. Vote Foundation’s Vermont Voting Requirements and Information directory informs you of Vermont voting rules and options. It focuses on Vermont-specific voting guidelines and information for all voters, including domestic, overseas, and military voters. Here you can find out about Vermont voter eligibility, voter ID requirements, registration, absentee and early voting options, ways to transmit voting documents and links to specific-Vermont voting tools. It's an all-in-one Vermont voting resource.

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Vermont Federal and State Elections

Tue Mar 5, 2024 - Vermont Presidential Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

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Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

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Mon Mar 4, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

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Early Voting Available

Early Voting
From Sat Jan 20, 2024 to Mon Mar 4, 2024

Presidential Primary ballots will NOT be mailed out to all voters. If you would like to request this ballot be mailed to you, please request one online at https://mvp.vermont.gov https://mvp.vermont.gov/

Tue Aug 13, 2024 - Vermont State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

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Tue Aug 13, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

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Mon Aug 12, 2024 5:00PM

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

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Early Voting Available

Early Voting
From Sat Jun 29, 2024 to Mon Aug 12, 2024

Tue Nov 5, 2024 - Vermont General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

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    Mon Nov 4, 2024 5:00PM
  • Election Day Registration & Voting
    Tue Nov 5, 2024 7:00PM

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

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Mon Nov 4, 2024 5:00PM

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

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    Mon Nov 4, 2024 5:00PM
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    Tue Nov 5, 2024 7:00PM

Early Voting Available

Early Voting
From Sat Sep 21, 2024 to Mon Nov 4, 2024

What's On My Ballot? Go to Sample Ballot Lookup for candidate names and to learn of any ballot measures and proposed state constitutional amendments on your ballot.

General Information

Registration

When you are at DMV or are applying for benefits at state agencies, you can register to vote. You may also register to vote or update your registration information on any day up to and including the day of the election:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from between 5am and 10am on Election Day depending on location. Polls close at 7pm.

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Early Voting

Any voter may vote early at the town clerk’s office once ballots become available, which is no later than 45 days before a primary or general election or 20 days before a municipal election.

When a voter goes to the town clerk's office to vote early, the voter is given the absentee ballots and envelopes and is provided a private place to mark the ballots. The voter must then seal the ballots in the envelope, sign the certificate, and return the ballots in the sealed envelope to the town clerk or an assistant town clerk. A voter may also take the ballots and return them to the town clerk before the end of Election Day. No person, except justices of the peace, may take any ballot from the town clerk on behalf of any other person.

If you are sick or have a disability, a ballot can be delivered to your home on Election Day. You may request an absentee ballot up until 5 p.m. on the day before the election. Two justices of the peace (of different parties when possible) will deliver a ballot to you, and then will bring the ballot back to the polling place so that it can be placed in the ballot box and counted.

Absentee Voting

All registered voters will automatically receive a mail-in ballot.

Please visit the US Vote Disability Voting Guide to see accommodations for the registration and voting process.

Eligibility Requirements

You are NOT eligible to vote in Vermont if:

  • You were disqualified from voting due to a court order

You are eligible to vote in Vermont if you:

  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Are a resident of Vermont
  • Live in the precinct in which you want to vote
  • Take, or have previously taken, the Voter's Oath

People who are incarcerated for any reason can always vote in Vermont. Residents of Montpelier who are not U.S. citizens may be eligible to vote in local elections.

You may preregister to vote in Vermont

  • if you will be 18 by Election Day

Any person meeting the requirements above who will be 18 on or before the date of a general election may register and vote in the primary election immediately preceding that general election.

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Vermont if:

  • You reside in Vermont but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Vermont

Identification Requirements

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Vermont you should provide one of the following:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your Vermont Driver's License Number
  • Your Vermont ID Number

If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Valid Vermont Driver's License except one issued to an individual that is not a United States citizen
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement or other Government Document
  • Valid US Passport

Voting In-Person

In Vermont, only first-time voters who have registered by mail have to show ID in order to vote. If you registered when you renewed your drivers license, or as part of a voter registration drive, you will not be required to show ID. If you are voting for the first time or your registration is incomplete, you can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid Vermont Driver's License
  • Other Government Document
  • Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement

Witness / Notarization Requirements

A voter who is physically unable to sign his or her name may make a mark swearing to the statement on the certificate. The officers who deliver the ballots shall witness the mark and sign their names with a statement attesting to this fact on the envelope.

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Domestic Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?

State Elections Website

Can I View my Sample Ballot?

Where is my Polling Place?

Where is my Ballot?

Can I Register to Vote Online?

Am I Registered?

Has my Ballot Been Counted?

Where is my Overseas or Military Ballot?

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Vermont Federal and State Elections

Tue Mar 5, 2024 - Vermont Presidential Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

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Tue Mar 5, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

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Mon Mar 4, 2024 5:00PM

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

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Mon Mar 4, 2024

Tue Aug 13, 2024 - Vermont State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

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Tue Aug 13, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

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Mon Aug 12, 2024 5:00PM

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

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Mon Aug 12, 2024

Tue Nov 5, 2024 - Vermont General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

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Tue Nov 5, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

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Mon Nov 4, 2024 5:00PM

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

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Tue Nov 5, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Identification Requirements

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Overseas Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

Military Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?

State Elections Website

Can I View my Sample Ballot?

Where is my Polling Place?

Where is my Ballot?

Can I Register to Vote Online?

Am I Registered?

Has my Ballot Been Counted?

Where is my Overseas or Military Ballot?