vermont

Guide to Voting

1. Voter registration

no Deadline 

However, if you register online the day before the election or on Election Day, your application may not be processed and your name may not appear on the checklist and you may be asked to fill out another application at the polls. To be sure your name appears on the checklist, please register by the Friday before the election.

Link to Application: https://olvr.vermont.gov/

2. Check Your registration

Why check your registration? Your address is where election officials send notices, application forms to receive your ballot in the mail, and more. Additionally, poll workers will check if the address on your voter registration matches the address on your ID at the polls.

Check and Update Voter Registration Herehttps://olvr.vermont.gov/

Checklist:

  • Is your name spelled correctly? (Correct hyphenations, middle initials, etc)
  • Correct Address
  • Active Voter Status (if not update by sending in another online/mail voter application)
  • Correct Date of Birth
  • Correct Political Party preference

3. Order your mail ballot

Deadline for absentee mail ballot application: Must be received by November 2, 2020 5pm

We recommend requesting your advance mail ballot as soon as possible and well in advance of this deadline in order to ensure that you receive your ballot in time.

Request Mail-In Ballot Here: 
https://sos.vermont.gov/elections/voters/early-absentee-voting/

Deadline to return absentee mail Ballot: 
received by november 3, 2020 7pm

The ballots may be returned by mail or in person, unless the ballots were delivered by justices of the peace who would then return them to the town clerk.

You may return ballots to polling places on Election Day.

    4. Early voting information

    • In-person early voting is not available. Voters can apply for and cast absentee ballots in-person as soon as they are available, until the day before Election Day. 
      • Voters can cast ballots at the office of the town clerk, or at mobile polling locations, if available. The clerk has discretion to determine his or her regular office hours.
        • All early voter absentee ballot requests must be submitted by 5 p.m. or by the close of the town clerk’s office on the day before the election.
          • All ballots must be returned to the town clerk’s office before the close of the office on the day before the election, or to the polling place before 7 p.m. on the day of the election, in order to be counted.
            • For more information regarding federal, state and local elections visit https://sos.vermont.gov/elections/ 
            • For questions contact your town clerk. If you need additional assistance you can email the Elections Division at sos.elections@vermont.gov, or call 800.439.VOTE.

             5. Be a poll worker

            • Become a poll worker! Election offices are expecting shortages in poll workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
            • Poll workers must be 16 years old or over, and a registered voter (if 18 or older) in their county

            6. Additional Questions?

             https://sos.vermont.gov/elections/voters/

             

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