Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Vermont allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Vermont offers early voting.
Vote in person
Vote on Election Day
Voters registered in Vermont can look up where to vote on Vermont’s site.
Vermont voters can also vote before Election Day through a process called absentee in-person voting. The period for absentee in-person voting runs from Monday, September 21, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
What to bring
- If you’ve voted in Vermont before, or if you registered for the first time in person at your clerk’s office, you do not need to show ID to vote.
- If you’re a first-time voter in the municipality who registered by mail or online, and didn’t provide ID when you registered, you will need to show ID to vote. Acceptable forms include: a valid photo ID; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or any other government document that shows your current name and address.
- Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you may register in person at the polls and will simply need to provide your VT driver’s license number or the last four digits of your social security number.
Who can vote
To register in Vermont you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- be a resident of Vermont
- be 18 years of age on or before election day
- have taken the following Oath: You solemnly swear (or affirm) that whenever you give your vote or suffrage, touching any matter that concerns the state of Vermont, you will do it so as in your conscience you shall judge will most conduce to the best good of the same, as established by the Constitution, without fear or favor of any person [Voter’s Oath, Vermont Constitution, Chapter II, Section 42]
- By signing, you are attesting that you have sworn or affirmed the Vermont voter’s oath as printed above. The oath may be self-administered.
- *find more information on voting rights restoration here
Vote by mail
- Request your mail-in ballot with a mail ballot application.
- Fill out the application completely.
- Submit the request to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Monday, November 2, 2020.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.