League of Women Voters



Vermont Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (Primary Election). There is no specific deadline for mailed or online registration applications. Try and submit your application 2-4 weeks before an election to be sure your information is received and approved. Election Day registration is available.

Contact your local Board of Elections for more information.

Vermont Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are counted 2 days after the election.

A provisional ballot is only used if a person trying to vote at the polling place is not on the checklist and cannot affirm they registered to vote by the deadline.

Provisional ballots are eligible if they are cast in the correct jurisdiction.

Vermont Absentee Ballot Process

You can request an absentee ballot through phone, fax, email, mail, in person or online. All requests must be submitted by 5pm or the close of the Town Clerk's office on the day before the election.

There are several ways for you to vote absentee by mail.

Vermont ID Needed for Votin

First-time voters that registered by mail and did not provide verification are required to show identification at the polls.

Vermont ID Needed for Registration

If you are registering for the first time by mail or online, you must include a photocopy of an acceptable form of ID. These include:

  • A valid photo ID (driver's license or passport)
  • A copy of a current utility bill
  • A copy of a current bank statement
  • A copy of another government document

You must also include your driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number on the application in order for it to be approved.

Vermont Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Vermont you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Vermont
  • A person who has taken the Voter's Oath (formerly called the Freeman's Oath)
  • 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day

Vermont Candidate and Ballot Info

Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.


Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-YALLA-US (Arabic)


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