Voting in Vermont

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Election Dates

Voter Election Date, by mail, in-person, online

Vote By Mail Deadlines

Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
Deadline to Return Ballot (Received By)

Early Voting Dates

Early Voting Begins
Early Voting Ends

The upcoming election is a presidential primary. Learn About Presidential Primaries

Polling place hours: Opens between 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m.

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How to Vote in Vermont

Learn about all the options to vote in Vermont to make a plan to vote that works for you!

Vermont is a vote by mail state. This means that all registered voters will receive a mail-in ballot to the address on their voter registration. If you have moved you must update your registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Vermont Board of Elections Phone Number: (802) 828-2464

Vermont Board of Elections Website

Having trouble at the polls?

Call or text: 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Register to Vote in Vermont

Whether you are registering to vote for the first time, or need to update your address, name or party affiliation - we've got you covered!

Am I Registered?

Not sure if you are eligible to vote due to a felony conviction?
Click here to learn more.

Vote By Mail

Request and track

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.

Vote By Mail Deadlines

Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
Deadline to Return Ballot (Received By)

How Vote By Mail Works in Vermont

Voting by mail is a two step process in Vermont.

Step 1: Request your ballot NOW. You may request your ballot by mail, online or in person at your town clerk's office. The deadline for your application to be received is the day before Election Day.

Step 1: Return your ballot ASAP.

  • Return in person - return to your designated drop box or town clerk's office by the day before Election Day, at 5 p.m. You may also return your ballot to your polling place by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Or stamp and mail your ballot - ballots must be received by Election Day. We recommend mailing your ballot at least two weeks before as the post office is not always reliable. The best intentions or postmark will not matter if your ballot is received after Election Day - your ballot will not count.

Where to Sign Your Ballot

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.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

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.

Can Someone Else Return Your Ballot For You?

Anyone other than a candidate on the ballot or a member of a candidate’s staff may return your ballot.

Track Your Ballot

Track your ballot by clicking here.

Haven't used 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.

Opportunities to Fix Challenges to Your Ballot

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.

Voter ID

Do Voters Need ID?

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:

  • Photo ID
  • A copy of a current utility bill, paycheck, bank statement, or any government document/check that displays name and address
  • A copy of a current bank statement
  • A copy of any government document that shows the current name and address of the voter
  • Student ID is accepted

Voter ID in Vermont

Find Your Ballot

Enter your address below to see what you can expect on Election Day.


Presidential Primaries

Primary Type (D): Open
Primary Type (R): Open

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

Automatic Registration

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.

Election Day Registration

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.

In-Person Absentee Voting

In-Person Absentee Dates

Voting Begins
Voting Ends

You can vote in-person absentee in Vermont

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.