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How to Register to Vote

Register Online

You’ll need either a Vermont driver’s license, permit or DMV-issued personal ID number; or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number to register online.

Register Online


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1. Get the voter registration form.

Download and print the Vermont Voter Registration Form or call 1-800-439-8683(inside Vermont) or 1-802-828-2464 (outside Vermont) to request one by mail.

Get the form


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Provide your full name and town or city name

Step 2 · Indicate whether you’re a US citizen; will be at least 18 years old on Election Day, Nov 8; and are a Vermont resident

Step 3 · Provide your date of birth and birth location

Step 4 · Provide your residential address

Step 5 · (if applicable) Provide your mailing address (if different)

Step 6 · Provide your email (optional)

Step 7 · (if applicable) Provide the address and/or name where you were previously registered

Step 8 · Provide your Vermont driver’s license number or DMV-issued ID number. If you don’t have either of these numbers, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.

Step 9 · Take the voter oath

Step 10 · Sign and date the form

Step 11 · If this is your first time registering to vote in Vermont, provide a copy of one of the following:

  • Current photo ID
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Other government document with your name and address


3. Send the form.

Your completed form must be postmarked by Nov 2. You must mail the form to your Town or City Clerk’s Office.


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1. Get the voter registration form.

Get the form in person at your Town or City Clerk’s Office.


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Provide your full name and town or city name

Step 2 · Indicate whether you’re a US citizen; will be at least 18 years old on Election Day; and are a Vermont resident

Step 3 · Provide your date of birth and birth location

Step 4 · Provide your residential address

Step 5 · (If applicable) Provide your mailing address (if different)

Step 6 · Provide your email (optional)

Step 7 · (If applicable) Provide the address and/or name where you were previously registered

Step 8 · Provide your Vermont driver’s license number or DMV-issued ID number. If you don’t have either of these numbers, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.

Step 9 · Take the voter oath

Step 10 · Sign and date the form


3. Return the form.

Return the form to your Town or City Clerk’s Office by Nov 2


Check if you’re registered to vote

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Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Be a Vermont resident and a resident of the town where you’re applying to vote
  • Take the Voter’s Oath
Online
November 2

Mail
November 2

In Person
November 2

How to Vote

Vote early
September 23 – November 7

Vote on Election Day
Nov 8

Polls are open 5 AM–10 AM (depending on your location). All polls close at 7 PM. You’re allowed to vote if you’re in line by 7 PM.

Bring a copy of an accepted ID, if required.


Who can vote early

Any voter registered in Vermont can vote early by casting an absentee ballot in person before Election Day.

Who can vote by mail

Any voter registered in Vermont can vote by absentee ballot.


1. Get the absentee ballot application

Download and print an absentee ballot request form, or request one online.

Get the form


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Provide your name

Step 2 · Provide your address

Steps 3-4 · Provide your phone number and email address

Step 5 · To receive an absentee ballot for the general election on Nov 8, check the box for “November General Election”

Step 6 ·Provide the address where you want your ballot mailed

Step 7 · Sign and date the form


3. Submit the form

Mail the signed and completed form to your local Town Clerk so it’s received by 5 PM on Nov 7


4. Vote
  • Once you receive your ballot, follow the instructions to fill out the ballot and return envelope
  • Mail your ballot so it’s received at the address on the ballot return envelope by 7 PM on Election Day, Nov 8
  • Check the status of your ballot on state.vt.us
Absentee ballot received by
November 8

Vote early
September 23 – November 7

Vote on Election Day
November 8

Polls are open 5 AM–10 AM (depending on your location). All polls close at 7 PM. You’re allowed to vote if you’re in line by 7 PM.

Bring a copy of an accepted ID, if required.

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Vermont. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at a Vermont address
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 8

In person ID requirements

No ID required to vote in person before Election Day

If you’re voting for the first time in Vermont, registered to vote by mail, and didn’t provide ID when you registered, be sure to bring one of the following when you vote at the polls on Election Day:

  • Valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license or state ID card
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows your name and address

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can put your voter registration form and your early voter ballot application in the same envelope and return both to your town or city clerk. If you do this, both forms must be received by the voter registration deadline (5pm on the Wednesday before the election).
You do not need to provide ID if you have already voted in Vermont at least once. If you are a first time Vermont voter, and you did not include a copy of your ID with your voter registration form, then you must include a copy with your absentee ballot application.Acceptable identification includes a: a current and valid photo that shows your name ID or a current bank statement, utility bill, or government document that contains your name and Vermont address.