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Voting Guide

Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

Voter Registration Deadline: Vermont does not have a voter registration deadline. You can register to vote anytime in Vermont, including Election Day; however, it is recommended that voters who use the online form register by the Friday before Election Day to ensure that their names will appear on the voter rolls on Election Day.


2024 Election Information


  • Presidential Primary Election: March 5, 2024

  • Statewide Major Party Primary: August 13, 2024

  • General Election: November 5, 2024

Official Election Websites

More election information at:

https://sos.vermont.gov/elections


Online voter registration available at:

https://olvr.vermont.gov/


Mail-in PDF voter registration available at:

bit.ly/VT_VoterRegAppPDF

Register at School or Home

Students have a decision about where to register to vote.


You have a right to register to vote at the address you consider the place where you live, whether that is your family's home or the place where you attend school. You should update your registration anytime this home address changes.


You may only be registered and vote in one location.

What Type of ID Do I Need to Register?

Paper Voter Registration: Vermont’s voter registration forms ask for your Vermont driver’s license, personal ID (PID) number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Be sure to provide one of these numbers if you have it.


Online/Mail Voter Registration: If you are registering to vote for the first time online or by mail, you must submit one of the following forms of ID:

  • A photocopy of a photo identification (driver’s license or U.S. passport)

  • Current bank statement

  • Current utility bill

  • Another government-issued document with your name and address

What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?

Vermont does not require an ID to vote.

Where Do I Vote?

Make a plan. Check your voter registration and absentee ballot status, look up your voting site and hours at: mvp.vermont.gov

How Can I Vote?

By Mail: All registered Vermont voters are mailed a ballot for general elections. You do not need to request a ballot to vote by mail unless you will be away from the address associated with you voter registration during the election period. For all other elections, your town or city may mail ballots to every active voter. Please contact your local elections official for additional details.


For other elections, any registered voter may vote absentee by mail without an excuse. You may request an absentee ballot online or by telephone, fax, email, or in person. Requests for absentee ballots must be made by 5:00pm on the day before Election Day; however, please be sure to apply early enough for the ballot to be mailed to you so that you can complete and return it on time. To apply online or to download a paper application, visit: sos.vermont.gov/elections/voters/voter-faqs/absentee-voting-faqs/#q1


All mail ballots, whether requested or sent automatically, must be received by close of business on the day before Election Day if returned to a drop box, or by the close of polls on Election Day if returned by mail or in person at your voting place.


For more information about requesting a mail ballot, visit:

sos.vermont.gov/elections/voters/voter-faqs/absentee-voting-faqs/#q1


Voters with disabilities may also access and mark their ballot on their computers. For more information, visit: sos.vermont.gov/elections/voters/accessible-voting/


Early In-person: All registered voters may vote an absentee ballot early in person at their town clerk’s office without an excuse. Early voting in person begins 45 days before a primary or general election and 20 days before a municipal election.


Election Day: Voting sites will open between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time, then you have a right to vote.

Common Questions/Concerns

Does Registering to Vote Affect my Federal Financial Aid?

Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, Perkins or Stafford loans, or your dependency status for FAFSA.


Does Registering to Vote Affect my Status as a Dependent on My Parents’ Taxes?

Being registered to vote at a different address from your parents does not prevent them from claiming you as a dependent on their taxes.


Does Registering to Vote impact my Tuition Status?

Being deemed out-of-state for tuition purposes does not prevent you from choosing to register to vote in your campus community.


Will registering to vote in Vermont affect my driver’s license or car registration?

As full-time student in Vermont, you may have to make these changes regardless of whether you register to vote in Vermont. For more information, you may wish to contact the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.

Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein is used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed Vermont legal professional.


Last updated March 2024

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