VOTING IN VERMONT
Vermont makes voting easy and accessible to all its citizens. If you prefer to vote early or by mail you can! If you’ve messed up your absentee ballot, you have two more chances to get it right. If you want to vote but have not registered, no problem…you can do this on Election Day itself. If you are sick on Election Day or have a disability, a ballot can be delivered to you. If you're 17, you can register and vote in primary elections if you turn 18 before the General Election. Vermont is a leader in protecting the right to vote.
Voting in Vermont brochure:
Registering to Vote
Voter registration in Vermont has never been easier. You can register to vote any day of the year, including on Election Day. To vote in Vermont there are a few rules, you must be a U.S. citizen, a state/town resident, 18 years or older, and you must take the Voter’s Oath. If you are registering for the first time by mail or online, you will need to submit a copy of your ID or acceptable documents (current utility bill or bank statement or other government document) along with your application. If you register to vote online or by mail, you will be given the Voter’s Oath at the polls the first time you vote. You do not have to choose party affiliation in the State of Vermont.
Checking Your Registration Status
Safe At Home
If you are a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, you can apply to the Safe At Home program for a substitute address and protected records service.
Where to Vote in Vermont
Polls open between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and polls close at 7:00 p.m. My Voter Page shows your polling station and the hours polls are open. Read more Voter FAQs at the Vermont Secretary of State website.
If you have a disability, ask to use the OmniBallot Tablet Accessible Voting System at the polls. This offers you three options – a touchpad on the screen, keypad with braille, or paddle system. After you make your selections, you will receive a printed paper ballot showing your choices. You can also access OmniBallot Online from anywhere so you can complete your ballot, print and return it by mail or in person to the Town/City Clerk or your polling place. Read more about voting rights as a person with a disability.
Vermont Early or Absentee Ballot Voting
Voting early is quick and easy. Walk into your Town Clerk’s office after ballots are delivered, request a ballot, complete and return it to your Clerk. You can request a ballot by phone, mail, or online. View our Guide to Mail-In or Absentee Voting for instructions on how to request, complete, and return a mail-in ballot in Vermont.
Watch the video, How to Register and Vote in Vermont Elections
March 2020 Presidential Primary Election Voter Statistics
Your Vote is Your Voice!
Registered Voters: 488,787. Ballots Cast: 197,323
VOTER Turnout: 40.37%
Statistics via: Vermont Secretary of State