Voting in Vermont
Voter Registration In Vermont
Who Can Register In Vermont
To register to vote in Vermont, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a resident of Vermont (and a resident of the town in which you apply to be added to the checklist)
- Be at least 18 years old (Any person meeting the requirements above who will be 18 on or before the date of a general election may register and vote in the primary election immediately preceding that general election)
- Have taken, or have previously taken, the Voter’s Oath (formerly called the “Freeman’s Oath”)
You must register to vote by the Friday before the election you wish to vote in if you are registering online, or you can register on Election Day (see more under “Election Day Registration”).
Vermont Election Day Registration
If you’re eligible to vote in Vermont but have not yet registered, you can register and vote at your polling place on Election Day. You can also register at your town or city clerk's office on days preceding the election during regular business hours and on Election Day during polling hours.
You can pre-register to vote in Vermont if you will turn 18 by the next general election.
Voting Rights Restoration
Vermont voters retain the right to vote during and after any period of incarceration. If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote.
Voting In Vermont
Where To Vote In Vermont
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
All voters are eligible to vote absentee/by mail in Vermont; no excuse is needed.
Early Voting In Vermont
Vermont offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting is available 45 days before a primary or general election and 20 days before a municipal election that uses the Australian ballot.
Primary Elections In Vermont
Vermont has open primaries. Any registered voter can participate in primary elections, regardless of political party. 17-year-olds can vote in the primary election if they will be 18 by the corresponding general election.
Voter ID In Vermont
Voter ID Requirements
ID is not required to vote in Vermont. If you are a first-time voter who registered by mail you will have to show ID to vote. Valid forms of ID include:
- Current and valid photo identification or bank statement
- Utility bill
- Government document that contains your name/current address.
If you go to your polling place without an approved form of ID, you can register to vote at your polling place.
Additional Vermont Resources
Your State Election Official
Vermont Secretary of State
Phone number: 802.828.1931