Voter Registration

Registration

Register to Vote: Your Vote is Your Voice! 

Vermont Voter Application

Beginning January 1, 2017, eligible persons may register to vote on any day up to and including the day of the election.

Registration is available during all Clerk's Office business hours on days preceding the election and during polling hours on Election Day.  17 V.S.A. § 2144

First Time Registering by Mail

If you are registering to vote in Vermont for the first time by mail, you must include a photocopy of an acceptable form of ID. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport)
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Another government document

Vermont Voter Application

The Voter’s Oath

If you have previously voted in Vermont, you do not need to take the voter’s oath again. If not, the oath can be administered by a commissioned military officer or by any other person qualified to administer oaths, any person over the age of 18, or by yourself. You may also take the voter’s oath as an affirmation. The person who administered the oath, or you, if you are attesting for yourself that you have taken the oath, must date and sign the attestation in the box on the Vermont application. You must take the oath before voting by early or absentee ballot.

If you are registering for the first time in Vermont using the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s (FVAP) Federal Postcard Application or another form not specific to Vermont, you must take the voter’s oath. The Vermont voter registration form and the FVAP instructions contain the voter’s oath that must be taken.

On-line Voter Registration

If you have computer access, you can also register on-line at https://olvr.sec.state.vt.us/

My Voter Page

You can access the My Voter Page at page at https://mvp.sec.state.vt.us/.  At this site you can check:

  • Voter registration status
  • Absentee ballot status
  • Mail-In application and ballot status
  • Poll location
  • Elected officials
  • Registration information on file with the town office
  • Sample ballot for the upcoming election
  • Challenge letter response
  • Take oath

 

Military and Overseas Voter Registration

To register to vote and request an absentee ballot using our Military and Overseas Voter Portal, please visit the Portal:

Overseas & Military Voter Services

For more voting information for military and/or overseas voters, please visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program

Registration

If you are a military or overseas voter your voter registration application must include the town and the legal address, or a location description of the last place you resided in Vermont immediately before joining the military or moving overseas. If you did not reside in Vermont immediately before joining the military or moving overseas, you cannot register to vote in Vermont. You must register to vote in the state and county or town in which you resided immediately before joining the military or moving overseas.

Remember, if you are registering to vote for the first time in Vermont by mail, you must include a photocopy of an acceptable form of ID. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport)
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Another government document

Vermont Voter Application

 

Absentee Ballot Requests

If you are already registered to vote in Vermont, or at the same time you submit your registration, you may contact the Town Clerk’s Office to request an absentee ballot.

Vermont Absentee Ballot Request

Military or overseas voters may request an absentee ballot by telephone, fax, email, or by mail. You may also request that the unvoted ballot and certificate for the return envelope be sent to you by email, fax, or mail. If you have the ballot and certificate sent by email or fax, the clerk will include instructions for you. However, under Vermont law, voted ballots must be returned to the town clerk sealed inside the absentee certificate envelope (with the voter’s original signature). Voted ballots may not be returned by fax or email. 

Absentee Ballots

Ballots for local elections—town meeting elections by Australian ballot—are available 20 days prior to the election. You can, however, request ballots at any point during the year leading up to the election. We strongly recommend that military or overseas voters request an early or absentee ballot at least 45 days prior to the election.

A single request may be made for absentee ballots for town meeting, and the primary and general elections, as long as the “mail to” address is the same for all three elections. Please note that a request must be made every election year.

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) from the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) will be considered a request for ballots for both the primary and general elections.

If you have additional questions about military and overseas voting that are not addressed here, please the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office at (802) 828-2363 or (800) 439-8683

 

Beginning January 1, 2017, eligible persons may register to vote on any day up to and including the day of the election.  

Registration is available during all normal business hours of your town or city clerk's office on days preceeding the election and during polling hours on Election Day.  17 V.S.A. § 2144.