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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 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

Due to COVID-19, many municipalities in Vermont are mailing all registered voters ballots to the address on their registration. After you complete your ballot, be sure to return ASAP!

  • Return in person - return to your designated drop box or  local clerk's office by March 1st at 5 p.m. or your polling place on March 2nd at 7 p.m.
  • Or stamp and mail your ballot - ballots must be received by March 2nd. 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 March 2nd - your ballot will not count.

Request Your Ballot See Your Ballot 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.

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
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.

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