Your local election office will compare your signature on your voted ballot to the one on your driver’s license. If the signatures don't match, your ballot might be rejected. Please sign carefully.
All registered Vermont voters will receive a mail-in ballot for the November 3, 2020 election.
Vermont vote by mail deadlines
Earliest day to apply: January 1, 2020
Request your mail-in ballot (online): Received by November 2, 2020
Request your mail-in ballot (by mail): Received by November 2, 2020
Request your mail-in ballot (in person): Received by November 2, 2020
Return your mail-in ballot (by mail): Received by November 2, 2020
Return your mail-in ballot (in person): Received by November 3, 2020
Vermont vote by mail rules
Vermont will send every registered voter a mail-in ballot for all 2020 elections.
You can still a request a one-time absentee ballot if you will be away from home during a specific election.
For the November 3, 2020 election, all postage for vote by mail ballots will be paid for by the Office of the Secretary.
Vermont vote by mail ID requirements
To request a ballot ONLINE, you need your Vermont driver's license number, state ID number, or the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you request a ballot by MAIL or IN PERSON, you do not need ID.
You do not need ID when you return a voted ballot.
Vermont vote by mail directions
Vermont will automatically send a mail-in ballot to every registered voter for the November 3, 2020 election.
If you need to update your mailing address permanently, register to vote again using your new mailing address.
Your ballot must be received by the deadline or it will not be counted.
Two important things to note:
The Local Election Office will compare your signature on your voted ballot to the one on your driver’s license and on your voter registration form to make sure they match. So please sign carefully.
The post office will deliver your ballot even if you don’t have a stamp as long as you use the return envelope provided by your state. This envelope will say “official election mail.” The USPS will always deliver official election mail -- no stamp needed.