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Vermont Voter Registration Information

Friday, December 9, 2011

Presidential Primary Election
March 6, 2012

Presidential Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline
February 29, 2012

Primary Statewide Election
August 28, 2012

Primary Statewide Election Voter Registration Deadline
August 22, 2012

General Election
November 6, 2012

General Election Voter Registration Deadline
October 31, 2012

Voter Registration and Eligibility
In order to be eligible to vote in a particular election your application for addition to the checklist must be received by 5 p.m. on the Wednesday preceding the day of the election. Can select party affiliation at the polls.


To be eligible to vote in Vermont you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Vermont and a resident of the town in which you apply to be added to the checklist
  • Take, or have previously taken, the Voter's Oath (formerly called the "Freeman's Oath")
  • Be 18 years of age or older (or will be eighteen on or before the day of election)


Voter registration forms are called “Applications for Addition to the Checklist”

Applications for Addition to the Checklist are available from your local town clerk's office (contact information)

Obtain an Application for Addition to the Checklist online here.

Take the Voter’s Oath in front of a notary, and have the notary sign the form if you have not voted in Vermont before. Submit the completed form to the Town or City Clerk in the town or city in which you reside.

You will also be given an opportunity to register to vote when you register your car, get a driver’s license or renew your registration or license.


Who Can Absentee Vote in Vermont?

Any registered voter may vote early or by absentee ballot.

How Can I Acquire an Absentee Ballot?

A voter may vote at the Town Clerk’s office in person any time 30 days before a primary or general election or 20 days before a municipal election.

The voter, or an authorized person, including a candidate or campaign workers, a family member or a health care provider acting on the voter’s behalf, may apply for an early voter absentee ballot for a voter. Requests submitted on a voter’s behalf by an unrelated authorized person (except health care workers) must be made in writing or in person. All other requests can be made by telephone, in person, or in writing.

Obtain a request for an absentee ballot online here.

Additional Information for Overseas Voters

How do I Return the Absentee Ballot and What is the Deadline?

All early voter absentee 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 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election in order to be counted in the election.

Source of information:
Vermont Secretary of State
Elections Division
26 Terrace Street, Drawer 09Montpelier, Vermont 05609-1101
Phone (Within Vermont): 800-439-8683
Phone (outside Vermont): 802-828-2464
Fax: 802-828-5171



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