Voting in
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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Vermont, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Vermont Election Website or call (802) 828-2464 to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - General Election

11/3/2020
General Election Date

Voting Information for Vermont


Your state has automatic voter registration.

Don’t miss your next election!

Vermont voters are automatically registered at the address on their state issued ID. If you have moved or do not have a state issued ID, please register to vote. You can register to vote in-person any day in Vermont, including during early voting and on election day. Vermont will be sending mail-in ballots to all voters for this election. We suggest you fill your ballot out and return it as soon as possible.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Vermont:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date. Lastly, you may return your ballot directly to your clerk (polling place, early voting location) by 7 p.m. on November 3rd.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Presidential Primaries



No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in primary. See Vermont Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Sept. 21st-Nov. 2nd

You can vote in-person at your town clerk’s office from Sept. 21st to Nov. 2nd, using an absentee ballot. No excuse required.

To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot. Your request must be received by no later than Nov. 2nd, but we recommend applying as soon as possible to ensure your vote is counted. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 7 pm on election day.

The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st. You must submit an application for an absentee ballot by-mail for each election.

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Voter ID + Access for Vermont

Do Voters Need ID?

  • No, voters do not need an ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

  • Your state has automatic voter registration.
  • You can register to vote during Early Voting.
  • You can register to vote on Election Day.

  • Pre-registration

    • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
    • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election
    Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.