Early &
Mail-in Voting
in Vermont

Warning: 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.

Note - this information below may change for your state due to ongoing litigation and legislation. This page will be updated within 24 hours of any change.

Vote Before Election Day

Vote Early In Person
Early Voting Begins
Early Voting Ends

Vote By Mail Deadlines

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

In-Person Absentee Voting

You can vote in-person absentee in your state.

You may request, fill out, and submit your ballot early at your local clerk's office.

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 March 6th. Step 1: Return your ballot ASAP.

  • Return in person - return to your designated drop box or town clerk's office by March 6th, the day before Election Day, at 5 p.m. You may also return your ballot to your polling place by 7 p.m. on March 7th, Election Day.
  • Or stamp and mail your ballot - ballots must be received by March 7th, 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.

Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations

You may vote by mail for any reason

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

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.

Use The Right Form of ID

If voting by mail, the voter does not need to submit ID with their application or their ballot, but their signature on the ballot will be compared to signature on file from voter registration form.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

By Mail

You must add a stamp when mailing in your ballot.

In Person

  • Local elections office
  • Drop box
  • Polling place

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

Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations

Make Sure Your Mail-in Vote Counts

Click here to track your ballot. Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Your state does not offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will not count if it is late, or you do not follow directions.

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.

Election Protection Hotline

The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition was formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection works year-round to advance and defend the right to vote.

Call 866-OUR-VOTE if you need assistance.

More about voting in Vermont

Find your polling place, ID laws, and more about voting for the first time below.

Voting Info for Vermont First Time Voter Info