Voter Registration Requirements

  • You need to be a United States citizen.
  • You need to be a resident of Vermont, and a resident of the town in which you registered, to be added to the checklist.
  • You need to take, or have previously taken, the Voter's Oath. The oath appears on the registration application. You can take it at the town clerk office, or at the polls on Election Day.
  • You need to be 18 or older on Election Day.
  • If you're a first-time voter who registers by mail, you're required to submit proof of identification either at the time of registration or when you vote. You can include a copy of your identification with your registration form today! Acceptable forms of ID include: a current utility bill, bank statement, valid photo ID, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.

Don't forget -- your state may have additional ID requirements when you go to the polls.

If you have additional questions about voting in Vermont, please contact:

Elections Division: (802)-828-2464;

Registration Deadline

  • Postmarked by: six days before Election Day.
  • In person: 5 p.m., six days before Election Day.

Felony Information

Under Vermont law, you do not lose the right to vote if you are convicted of a crime. If you are incarcerated, you may vote by absentee ballot. If you want to register while you are incarcerated, you should use your last voluntary address, not the address of the jail or prison. For more information, please contact the Vermont Office of Elections and Campaign Finance.

Information for Students

  • You must be a resident of the state in which you register and vote. If you're a student from Vermont who attends school in another state, you may need to determine whether you're a Vermont resident or a resident of the state where you attend school. The important thing to keep in mind is that you may only cast your vote in one state.
  • Here's what Vermont says about residency: Vermont law defines a resident as a person who actually lives in the town, has an intent to maintain a principal dwelling place there indefinitely, and intends to return there if temporarily absent. You must intend this place to be your residence and the actions that you take must be consistent with this intention.
  • If you determine you're a Vermont resident, but will not be present in this state or will be away from your home district on Election Day, be sure to check the absentee ballot application requirements and deadlines. In addition, Vermont residents who attend school in-state, but in a different election district, may be eligible to register and vote in the election district where they live while attending school.
  • To determine whether you're a resident of a different state where you attend school, be sure to check that state's residency requirements.

Identification Information

First-time voters who registered by mail may need to show ONE of the following:

  • Valid photo ID, or
  • Current utility bill, or
  • Current bank statement, or
  • Current paycheck, or
  • Current government check, or
  • Other current government document that shows your name and address

Same Day Registration


Early Voting Information

In Vermont, you don't have to wait until Election Day to vote. You can skip Election Day lines and vote early at a time that's convenient for you.

Vote Early in Person

All voters in Vermont may vote in person before Election Day at your Town Clerk's office until Election Day.

Find the location of your Town Clerk's office here.

Vote Early by Mail

You can also vote before Election Day by completing an early voter absentee ballot.

Complete the Request for an Early Absentee Ballot and return the application to your Town Clerk's office either by mail or in person.

While you can request an early voter absentee ballot anytime until Election Day, your Town Clerk must receive your completed ballot by the close of polls on Election Day. To make sure that your vote is counted, submit your application and mail your ballot as soon as possible.

Secretary of State