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Register to vote in Vermont

How to Register to vote in Vermont

This article describes how to register to vote in Vermont. Vermont offers online voter registration. You can register to vote by mail in Vermont by printing a copy of the National Voter Registration Form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.

Register to vote in Vermont In-person voter registration

  • You can also register to vote in person. The deadline to register to vote in person is Tuesday, November 6. Contact your local election officefor information on when and where to register to vote.
  • You can also register to vote and cast a ballot in person on Election Day.
  • Learn more by visiting the Secretary of State for Vermontor contacting your local election official.

Who can vote

  • To register in Vermont you must be a citizen of the United States and be a resident of Vermont
  • Must be 18 years of age on or before election day
  • In addition, 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.

Register to vote in Vermont Online voter registration

  • Vermont offers online voter registration.
  • The Vermont online voter registration system is accesible to all Vermont voters.
  • You can register online until Tuesday, November 6.

Register to vote in Vermont By-mail voter registration 

  1. Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 – ID Number: You must provide your Vermont driver’s license number, or if none, the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have a Vermont driver’s license or a Social Security number, please write “NONE” on the form. The Secretary of State’s office will assign you a unique identifying number.
  3. Box 7 – Choice of Party: Vermont does NOT require that you register with a party to participate in partisan primary elections.
  4. Box 8 – Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  5. Review the “Who can vote?” section above and check that you’re eligible.
  6. Sign the form.
  7. Send the completed form to your local election official. To register by mail, the form must be received by Tuesday, November 6.

Military and overseas voters Register to vote in Vermont

Active-duty military, their families, and voters living outside the US can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To do so:

  1. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
  2. Send the application to your election official.
  3. It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. You can look up recommended mailing dates by country and region.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
  5. States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven’t received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.

If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:

  • You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
  • If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.

The Federal Voting Assistance Program – FVAP.gov offers additional information on military and overseas voting in Vermont.

Check your voter registration status

You can look up your voter registration record and verify that your information is correct using Vermont’s voter registration lookup tool.

Dates and deadlines

  • Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
  • The deadline to register online is Tuesday, November 6. By mail is Tuesday, November 6. And, in person is Tuesday, November 6.
  • You can also register and vote on Election Day.

Click here to view How to Register to Vote in Other States.

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