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Notice: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it’s submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in Vermont.
In Vermont, voting by mail is a two step process:
Step 1: Request your ballot NOW. The deadline for your application to be received is November 7th at 5 p.m.
Step 2: Return your ballot ASAP.
Remember to sign your return ballot. After you complete you ballot, be sure to sign the certificate attached to the return envelope. If you do not sign the certificate, your ballot will be tossed and your vote will not count.
If you return your ballot by mail, you must add a stamp when mailing in your ballot.
You can also drop off your ballot in person at your local elections office, drop box, or polling place.
Anyone other than a candidate on the ballot or a member of a candidate’s staff may return your ballot.
If you would like to vote in person, return your unused mail-in ballot and accompanying envelope to your polling site and vote in person on Election Day. If you do not have your ballot, you will be asked to sign an affidavit stating you have not previously cast a ballot in the election.
Vermont does offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot.
Your state has a cure period, which means you can “cure” a challenge to the signature on your ballot if it was done incorrectly. Your local elections office is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. You may cure your ballot until the close of polls on Election Day.
You may get a call from a number you do not recognize with a notification that you need to cure your ballot. Be sure to pick so you don’t miss your chance to make sure your vote is counted.
Voters in Vermont do not need to show ID at the polls to vote, except for some first time voters who did not include required ID information on their voter registration form. Acceptable forms of ID include:
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Your state automatically registers people to vote at their address of record when they interact with certain state agencies. If you have moved, changed your name or want to add a political party selection, you must update your voter registration. Click here to check to see if you are registered to vote, and update your registration if needed.
You can register to vote and cast your ballot on Election Day at your polling place or local elections office. Bring a valid ID and proof of residence with you.
You may request, fill out, and submit your ballot early at your local clerk's office.
Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll be automatically registered to vote on your 18th birthday without taking any additional steps.
In Vermont, you can preregister to vote if you are 18 by the next election. Register to vote today!
Some states even let you vote in their primaries at 17 if you’ll be 18 by the general election so you can participate in the whole process!
You can vote in the Vermont primaries if you are 17 by the next election.