Voting In Vermont

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 31, 2018
Election Day Registration Available

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

YES. Voters registering for the first time by mail MUST include a photocopy of an acceptable form of ID: valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport), current utility bill, current bank statement, or another government document. Voters registering online will need a Vermont Driver’s License number or State ID Number. If voter does not have a Vermont driver’s license number or if license is suspended, they must include the last four digits of their Social Security number. If voter has neither, contact the Office of the Secretary of State.

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid Vermont Driver's License or non-driver State ID Number to register online.

DEADLINE: Six (6) days before any Election.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their town or city clerk. Voters must include a Vermont Driver’s License number or State ID Number. If voter does not have a Vermont driver’s license number or if license is suspended, they must include the last four digits of their Social Security number. If voter has neither, contact the Office of the Secretary of State.

DEADLINE: Mailed forms must be received six (6) days before any Election. Voter may register in-person on Election Day. See ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION for more info.

Election Day Registration

YES. Voters may register to vote on Election Day at the polling place associated with their current address. Click HERE to find your polling place.

Automatic Registration?

YES. Voters may register to vote or update their address when they register their car, apply for a driver’s license, or renew their registration or license with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Voters will also be offered an opportunity to register whenever you apply for benefits from a designated agency in state government.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Registration Portability?

YES. Voters may update their address at the polling place associated with their current address on Election Day. Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

NO. Only first time voters who have registered by mail have to show ID in order to vote. If you registered when you renewed your driver’s license, or as part of a voter registration drive, you will not be required to show ID.

Absentee Voting?

YES. Vermont is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot. Voters can download and print a form and mail or hand deliver it to their city or town clerk's office.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before Election Day.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. Vermont is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to vote an absentee ballot by mail.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more information.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Vermont is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their City or Town Clerk's Office and vote that ballot in the same trip. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

In-Person Absentee Voting begins as soon as ballots are available, but no later than forty-five (4) days before a Primary or General Election, or twenty (20) days before a Municipal Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all Vermont voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

YES. Registered voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before Election Day may vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students who are attending college in Vermont should go to the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Vermont.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Vermont.

Felony conviction?

Incarcerated felons can vote and should register to vote in the town or city in which they resided previous to being incarcerated.

Voters With Disabilities

People with disabilities, and other voters, have many options in how they can register to vote and in getting assistance both in voting and in registering to vote. Click HERE for more info.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.