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Vermont voter registration guide

Last updated: June 2, 2020
  • You can register to vote in-person.
  • You can register to vote online in Vermont.
  • You can register to vote by-mail in Vermont.
  • If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can register to vote and cast a ballot at the same time on Election Day.
  • Military and overseas voters follow a different process.

Vermont voter registration deadlines

  • In-person: Election Day
  • By-mail: Received 6 days before Election Day
  • Online: 1 day before Election Day

Vermont voter registration rules

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 [Voters Oath, Vermont Constitution, Chapter II, Section 42]

Register to vote online in Vermont

Most states require you to have a driver's license to register to vote online. Vermont is better than most states: any Vermont citizen can register to vote online.

Register to vote by-mail in Vermont

  1. Review the “Voter registration rules” section above and check that you're eligible.
  2. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  3. Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Vermont Driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have either number, please write “NONE” in this space.
  4. Box 7 - Choice of Party: Vermont does not require party registration to participate in any election.
  5. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  6. Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  7. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  8. Your voter registration form must be received 6 days before Election Day

Register to vote on Election Day in Vermont

Double-check your Vermont voter registration status

If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your Vermont registration using the Vermont voter registration lookup tool.

Need help registering to vote in Vermont?

Your local election office is responsible for running elections in your area. You should contact your local election office if you have questions about registering to vote. Mail your voter registration form to your local election office for faster processing.

State election office

This is the state-wide agency that is ultimately responsible for Vermont elections. You can mail your voter registration form to this address. For faster processing, mail your form to your local election office.

Office of the Secretary of State  
Director of Elections  
26 Terrace Street  
Montpelier, VT 05609‐1101