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Vermont: Voter Guide

Automatic voter registration

Online voter registration

Pre-registration before turning 18

Number of days prior to election a voter must be registered is 15 days or less

Online voter registration closes 15 days or less before Election Day

Registration drives

Same day registration offered in all elections

Same day registration located at polling place

Same day registration offered only during early voting


All mail voting

In-person early voting

Amount of early voting days is higher than 7

Election day is a state holiday

No-excuse mail voting

12+ hours of open polls

Paid time off work to vote

Time off work to vote


Felons can vote after incarceration with completion of sentence

Felons can vote immediately after incarceration

Felons can vote while incarcerated

No ID required to vote

Mental competency not required to register

Non-photo ID required to vote

Photo-ID required to vote

Upcoming Elections

There are no upcoming elections. Sign up for email or text notifications prior to important election dates.

Voting Qualifications

Have taken the Voter's Oath, Vermont Constitution, Chapter II, Section 42
Resident of Vermont
United States Citizen
18+ Years of Age


In Person - 
Election Day with proof of residence
Mail - 
Received by Election Day
Online - 
Election Day but Friday before election day is highly suggested
Mail - 
Application to request absentee ballot due 1 day before Election Day
Mail - 
Voted ballot due by Election Day
In Person - 
Between 1 to 45 days before Election Day

More Information

There is no party registration in Vermont. All registered voters can vote in the primary election-but can only vote one ballot. You will be given a ballot for each of the major parties. You mark one of the ballots and put the remaining unvoted ballots into a discard bin.

Any registered Vermont voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

If you’ve voted in Vermont before or if you’re voting for the first time and provided ID when you registered, you do not need to show ID to vote.

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

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