State of Vermont Voting & Elections

Election Day is November 5

  • November 4                Deadline to request an early or absentee ballot (by 5 p.m. or by the close of the town clerk’s office)
  • November 5                Deadline for absentee ballots to be received  (before 7 p.m. at a polling place or close of the town clerk’s office)
  • November 5                Election Day (same-day registration is allowed at the polls, but online voter registration should be completed by the Friday before Election Day to be processed in time)


To register to vote in Vermont, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Vermont in the town where your residential address is, or be a military or overseas voter whose last US residence was in Vermont
  • Take, or have previously taken the Voter’s Oath
  • Be 18 or older on Election Day

*If you were convicted of a felony, you can register and vote in Vermont. If you are currently in prison, you can register and vote in Vermont.


How to register to vote:

If you are registering to vote in Vermont for the first time by mail or online, you must include a photocopy of an acceptable form of ID. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport)
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Another government document containing your residential address

There is no party registration in Vermont.


Voter ID Requirements

You are not required to show identification when you vote. In Vermont, 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.

Visit VoteRiders for more information on voter ID requirements in Vermont.


Absentee Voting

In Vermont, we make it easy to vote. If you prefer to vote early or by mail you can! You can request an absentee ballot online or you can fill out this absentee ballot request form and return it to the town clerk in person or via mail or email. Find your Town Clerk’s mailing address and email address at here.

Early or absentee voter ballots must be returned to the town clerk’s office before the close of business on the day before the election (be sure to check your town clerk’s hours) or to the polling place by 7 p.m. on Election Day. The ballots may be returned by mail or in person, unless the ballots were delivered by justices of the peace who would then return them to the town clerk.


Early In-Person Voting

Vermont does not have early voting polling places, but voters who want to request an early voting ballot may choose to deposit the ballot into a ballot drop box, if the town or city where you would vote in person has one. View an interactive map of polling places and drop boxes here. 




Tribes in Vermont

Federally recognized tribes

  • None

State recognized tribes

  • Elnu Abenaki Tribe
  • Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation
  • Koasek Abenaki Tribe
  • Missiquoi Abenaki Tribe


Native Vote Coordinators

Sign up to be a local Native Vote coordinator.


Major Party Contact Information

Chair, David Glidden


Chair, Paul Dame

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